KUPES programme provide unique opportunities to lean actively about Europe while nurturing various perspectives.
Study About Europe＠KU
Europe Fes is not a mere study abroad fair. KUPES students themselves plan and organise this event working with other students and teachers, which enhances their practical team working skills. Moreover, Europe Fes is the place where KUPES 2nd year and 3rd year students can meet senior students with study abroad experience and obtain up-to-date information to plan their study abroad. For KUPES 4th year students, they will present their experience in public and deliver their knowledge to the participants. With support from teachers and institutions from Europe, Europe Fes in not only the information event but also the meeting place for the people who have some relations with Europe.
The information booth is for the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Eastern Europe, Spain, the Netherlands, etc.
You can find previous EU Fes in the following links.
KUPES students periodically have a chance to meet Ambassadors and General Consuls from European countries to listen how they see the importance of the EU for their country. Lecturers deliver how each country work with and influence to the EU, as well as their current issues related to the EU.. EU Lectures provide KUPES students with live voice and perspectives from top officials from the EU Member States and feel how they work in international relations.
The previous EU Lectures are as follows.
Study About EU@overseas
Global Challenge Program (EU Fieldwork Course)
As one of the Kobe Global Challenge Program in Kobe University, the 2nd year students implement about 10 days field work (visiting the global organizations and firms) titled with EU-Japan Comparison.
The students set the aim and team/individual goals by themselves in advised while consulting with the scholars, and present their activity report to public.
This proactive course surely enhance student's competence to carry out any event while studying abroad as well as applying the Tobitate! (Leap for Tomorrow) Study Abroad Initiative scholarship by MEXT.
Fieldwork while studying abroad
Students of KUPES are encouraged to be active in having unique and practical experiences while staying in Europe. We support them organizing the destinations and research plans for a fieldwork upon consultation with their academic coordinator, tutors and/or supervisors in each faculty. In the KUPES programme we believe that planning a field research in Europe will make our students’ experience more fruitful, and we help them preparing for it through social networks or e-mails as their interest expands while studying in Europe.
So far, KUPES students participated and presented about their studies in one workshop held in Belgium, and also conducted their fieldwork in the following institutions and NPOs: the European Economic and Social Committee(Belgium),the Chamber of Arbitration of Milan(Italy) , Association for International and Comparative Studies in Labour and Industrial Relations (ADAPT) (Italy), The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization (EIUC) (Italy).