Unique Education from 5 Core Programs
The Faculty of International Studies intends to prepare students for the demands of the 21st Century. For this purpose, the Faculty aims to equip globally-oriented students with:
- ・a wide and profound knowledge of the world
- ・interdisciplinary perspectives
- ・ability to confront and solve social problems
- ・high foreign language competence
- ・desire to be autonomous learners
The 5 core programs promote these Faculty goals.
Admission & Education Policies
Syllabi of courses taught in languages other than Japanese & Japanese language program (academic year 2020)
English descriptions of courses taught in Japanese (academic year 2018, updated
every three years)
Feature 1 – Small-class seminars each academic year
About 45 full-time faculty members (a student/teacher ratio of 9 to 1 ) teach 4 different types of small-class seminars. Students enrolled in these classes are nurtured to develop critical thinking and analytical skills through meaningful discussion and exchange of ideas.
- Basic Seminar for 1st-year students
- Expanded Seminar for 2nd-year students
- Discipline-specific Seminar for 3rd-year students
- Graduation Thesis Seminar for 4th-year students
Feature 2 – Diverse foreign language study options
In addition to a unique English learning curriculum that incorporates a Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) system, students can select a target language or languages from the following 9 options taught by full-time faculty members (alphabetical order).
- Japanese (for international students)
Feature 3 – A Variety of Study Abroad Programs
Hiroshima City University offers several short-term (2 weeks to 1 month) and long-term (6 months to 1 year) study programs at universities overseas. The Faculty of International Studies sends motivated students to these universities to develop their language skills and cross-cultural understanding.
Feature 4 – “HIROSHIMA and PEACE” Summer Intensive Course
HIROSHIMA and PEACE is an intensive summer course opened to everyone in the world. Students in the Faculty take the course alongside students from overseas. The program has been offered since 2003, and students from more than 50 countries have taken part. Lectures, discussions, and participation in several peace-related activities—including attending the Peace Memorial Ceremony on August 6th—are all carried out in English. For further information or to apply, please access the HIROSHIMA and PEACE site.
HIROSHIMA and PEACE
Feature 5 – Several Unique Internship Training Programs
The Faculty encourages its students to take part in internship training programs to acquire practical skills beneficial for their future careers. Course credits (2 units) are awarded to participants if they satisfy requirements (e.g., submission of outcome reports).
Students receive job-training at a private enterprise. The length of the internship ranges from a few days to about a month.
Hiroshima Toyo Carp Internship
The Hiroshima Toyo Carp is a professional baseball team whose franchise is based in Hiroshima City. The team won the Central League Championship in 2016 and 2017. The team has generously been offering an internship program for students in the Faculty of International Studies. Every year 2 students are invited to join this 5-month program at the Carp Baseball Academy in the Dominican Republic. Intermediate Spanish communication skills are required.
Internships at the U.S. Embassy / Consulate General Osaka
The students in the Faculty can join an internship training program offered by the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or U.S. Consulate General in Osaka. The Internship lasts for about a month, during which participants carry out tasks and learn about functions and roles of the Embassy/Consulate General. Advanced English skills are required.
This internship is not only for students who want to be school teachers in the future but also for any students who want to contribute to local communities through education.