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I call this beginners luck because I never blocked a spike before until that day. There are also random writing assignments at the end of each discussion that relates to the case; these are usually one page papers that will be used as participation points for those who are not able to speak up in class. This course is similar to a literature course and focuses primarily on historical, nonfiction pieces. Through the books and explanations used and given from the teachers in Japan, I think I was able to understand important grammar a lot more easily, especially the differences and usage of the phrase particles ni, wa, wo, de, ga, to, etc. Plan ahead of time and make sure to manage your money well. This class, overall, was a bit interesting, but for the most part, it was just review of the very basics and fundamentals of accounting. The first few minutes passed and we were already down by ten points or so. They love luxuries, fashionable items of clothing, especially if they are foreign, so it is possible that the majority of them will imitate European styles, especially the women. These usually total up to be nearly 10,000 Japanese Yen roughly 115USD at the time. This blog will focus more on the finances and how much I may have spent monthly. There were a bit of nerves from everyone, and I did mess up on my first serve, but after going back and forth on points, we were able to rally in the end and win with a decent margin. In bullet form, I shall explain a little bit about finances and what you can expect to spend in one month. The teacher for my Language and Culture class is also my boss. Most of the examples in the class will deal with fashion, luxury, and a comparison of promotion in the host country and in Japan. Bring AT LEAST two pairs of business casual clothing dress shirts and khaki pants along with AT LEAST one pair of business formal clothing especially if you are a business student. とても上手)I was shocked to see that we came from similar backgrounds and felt the same about how foreigners from some universities completely ignore social status when speaking Japanese and tend to speak in a casual format to the teachers which annoys us both for some reason. Global Lounge, the hub for international exchanges and study abroad program information, is located at both the Ikebukuro and Niiza Campuses. For the project, there will be a presentation and a proposal that must be turned in. Details of the scholarship recipients for 2017 are shown in the chart at the right. 10:45am: A group of us then went back into the gym to watch more exchange students and Rikkyo students participate in badminton. And so that is all for this post. This was actually one of my top choices, but I put the general Language and Culture course as my first choice. If you live in Ikebukuro, I advise you to take the Semi-Express train to Asaka where the スポッチャ is located. I highly recommend opening a bank account and placing a large amount of money in there since you will be able to take out smaller bills from them. Finances So one of the biggest unanswered questions I had was dealing with finances in Japan e. Bring clothes that you can use to work out in you must get a gym pass from Rikkyo; details will be given to you at the orientation in Japan. I shall start off where I left off from my previous blogs and explain the rest of the classes I had taken while I was in Japan. So here you go; if you find yourself missing sports or just want to have fun without going to expensive clubs, this place is for you. So make sure to participate and speak up, especially if you want a good grade. They had very strong spikers and we did not have a person on our time tall enough to block them. The first floor has an arcade which is open for the first hour of the night; after that, it is closed. The answer to this issue is: sit in the middle column towards the middle row by the aisle. I learned so many new words through this course than I did at JSL, especially everyday words laundry, cleaning, swimming, fruit, the seasons, etc. Here is how the day went: 8:30am: Met at the entrance of Shiki Station. You will take this bill to the nearest conbini convenient store and they will scan it, stamp it, give you one piece of it along with the receipt after you pay for it of course. 12:30pm: The volleyball team decided to practice a bit more, so we played 3 on 3 for about an hour to warm up. After you receive your student ID from the University which, for some reason, takes about 3 weeks , you will be able to go to the station and get a commuters pass. This discussion is where you will receive the majority of your points for the class meaning, the class relies heavily on participation points ; this discussion, however, is usually controlled by the exchange students. FOOD: In order to survive, you must consume food. He usually is looking at the middle of the room and is, quite often, walking up and down the aisle. I slipped on my old, yet comfy dress shoes and made my way to the University I was going to study at for four months. His name was… well we called him Professor Davis probably has his PhD, so Dr. I think that will be it for the fashion section. Rikkyo values personal care and support. So here is what you need to know:• Keep these receipts and stamped piece of paper in case the dormitory says you did not pay for it when you did. For those interested in Marketing and international business, this class may be of interest to you. To this end, the project is providing priority support to universities dedicated to thorough internationalization and university reforms. If you have any questions on that, please let me know and I shall respond to them as soon as I can. Questions and answers will follow the presentation; the questions you ask in the class during presentation weeks will count as participation point, which is important for the class, so be sure to speak up and participate some. The sports festival was held in Niiza campus, which is located in Shiki, Saitama. Unfortunately, we were told that they started at 10:45am we did get there early and the volleyball team that was present decided to practice a bit, so we left to a different gym. I met some of my bestest friends while staying there Shout out to Jonathan, Matt, Matthew, Ina, Christelle, Annabelle, Thomas, and Julian. There are two Language and Culture classes done through the College of Business: one is more oriented towards culture and business in general and the other one is more towards a specific area of culture. Only take Taxis if it is absolutely necessary. He owns shares in many large, popular companies in Japan and also has worked with some major CEOs in the area. Once November hit, everything just started to get overwhelming and stressful. This course also focuses on vocabulary. Previous post I stated that I am taking a break from explaining classes to give you information on what I perceive to be important. A final exam is given at the end of the semester. For those living in Asakadai dorms or Shiki dorms, you will need to take the train from the respective trainstations by the dorms to Ikebukuro, where the Univeristy is located. Well, I hope this helps you a bit. Other students will most likely take an in-class, multiple choice exam. If you have a chance to participate in the Sports Fair with Rikkyo, I say you do it! Living in Japan is relatively expensive, especially in Tokyo. Once you do that, they shall place you in the level they believe you belong. In my case, COBBY the college of business buddy program invited all the international business exchange students to participate in the Sports fair. Since trains do not run until 6:00am and you cannot enter the dormitory again until 6:30am, you will have to stay there for quite a long time. You were to send an email listing the sports you were interested in and then after a month or so, you will receive an email or facebook message telling you which sports you were put in sports played depended on the amount of people that signed up for that particular sport. One of the biggest parts of school work at Rikkyo are the group projects there. After a few minutes, we all went inside and participated in a short opening ceremony in the gym. The previous section I explained about the fashion of those attending Rikkyo and what you should bring. It was a fun practice game, but I did twist my ankle a little. While this facility has been designed primarily for Muslim students from overseas, it is available for use by followers of all faiths. If you do this and budget correctly, you will be able to enjoy Japan more. They are over priced and will cost you tons of money to get from one area to another. There are a few Japanese students, towards the middle of the semester, that will start to speak out every now-and-then. DORMITORY: The good thing about the dormitory is that you get to meet so many people from around the world. Either way, the Japanese teachers are extremely nice and caring and definitely will help you with any problems or issues you may have regarding Japanese language and culture. There is no refund, so the two to three months I did not stay there I did not get my money back. 11:30am: We decided to eat lunch at this time; this gave the volleyball team some time to digest food and get energy. After the presentation, the class will grade the project by grade I mean the class will vote on the grade they believe the project should receive, but this vote does not have an effect on your grade. We still loss by a large margin, but I still think that game was fun. In addition, CJLE has established the Japanese Language Support Desk to help students whose native language is not Japanese. My host family also told my parents, before I arrived there, that socks with holes in them are considered rude and offensive to people in Japan so make sure to bring as many nice socks as you can without holes just in case. This gave the Cobby group their first win of the festival! You will learn about: Financial Statements, ratios, and a few other calculations as well as the difference between the accounting standards tthat he U. As long as you study and practice, you should be able to receive a good grade in it. The students who return early will be given an early final exam; this exam is quite short, but should be taken seriously. If there are anymore questions about costs or anything, please feel free to ask! As I got off the train and made my way to the University, I began to see multiple college students walking in the same direction. Since the Silver Market focuses on their health, the group decided to use Vitamin World, an American only, nutritional supplement company, to sell products to the Silver Market in Japan. use and the accounting standards Europe and other countries use. He is very charismatic and entertaining in class, enjoys to joke with the students, and always gives people the opportunity to participate in class. The downfall, its hard to participate in class. So my typical day in that month would be: Wake up 8am, get ready for school, go to class from 10am-6pm, go to group meetings either in between classes or after classes usually until 8:30pm, leave Ikebukuro and get home around 9:30pm, prepare for classes for the next day until midnight and then sleep. I shall answer any that appear. I woke up early for the first day of class, put on my wonderful kahki pants and a nice button up t-shirt. Nonetheless, I shall be writing and posting a string of stories and experiences onto this blog until I think I have written everything I possibly could of this experience. The first month you are in Japan, all the traveling expenses will be yours to pay. Rikkyo breaks this down in the following way: Average living costs per month• As I may have stated in a previous blog, I had about 7 group projects and they all began, and some ended, in November. Pricing of food is relatively expensive, especially in the Tokyo area. It explains segmentation, positioning, brand strength, standardization vs. It was the first time that Rikkyo University had provided data for the survey, the results of which were released on September 26th, 2018. , on November 20, you will receive the bill for the month of October. This you must pay by the deadline given to you from the university. Professor Garcia is kind person and very helpful. Again, any questions, feel free to leave the m in the comments. Unfortunately, they did not win the game, but they did do well for not having a chance to warm up. I went the whole week wearing business casual clothes before realizing that Rikkyo is actually one of the most fashionable universities in the Tokyo region thanks to one of my European friends telling. Japanese restrooms do not have paper towel dispensers or the nice machines that dry your hands, so make sure to carry around handkerchiefs that you can use to dry yourself. For the sports festival, there were some foods that were sold for 100 yen approx 1 USD ; this included three set dishes at the university dining hall and subway that was being sold at some locations on Niiza campus. This entrance exam will test your grammar, reading ability, writing ability, and speaking ability. The target market will be chosen by the professor during class with about two to three weeks before your groups presentation to allow for each group to have an equal, fair amount of time to prepare and present the project. Rikkyo University has been ranked 14th amongst Japanese universities in the 2019 World University Rankings compiled by Times Higher Education THE , a specialist higher education magazine in the U. We all then went to the field for the minigames, however, since the minigames were to occur during the second match for the volleyball tournament, I had to give my spot to someone else which I was fine with; the volleyball game drained a bit of my energy. Through the globalization of the campus, students will be exposed to a variety of cultures and languages. Let the adventures begin… again! The workesheets seem a bit childish and all, but they do a great job at allowing you to practice the vocubulary and helps you memorize them. 9:00am: Stood outside of the building while one of the Japanese students registered our group. If you live in Shiki, it is two stops before Shiki take either the Local train or the Semi-Express train and one stop from Asakadai take same train. Coordinators offer a full lineup of consultation services designed to help students choose what is best for them from a variety of study abroad programs. The group will try to answer it to the best of their capabilities. This classes focuses mainly on fundlemental marketing strategies that can be used internationally. If you are studying Japanese and want to improve it, you should definitely look into taking a Japanese course there, even if you think you are placed at a lower level than what you actually are you may be surprised at what you learn. Global Lounge also holds events to promote interaction among Japanese and international students. I was placed in J1S, just slightly higher than the J1 group of people. The following class will include discussions about the case presented in the previous class. The presentation is a timed presentation and should last at most 15 minutes. Before I went to Japan, I asked one of the exchange students from Rikkyo who was studying at the Ohio State at the time what the people in Rikkyo wear. This specific class revolves around a set of cases; each case is given to group of 10-12 people 6 total cases I believe. In the end, none of the Cobby teams won first prize; but, we all did get complimentary pens… however, I think one of the members took them all home with them on accident. Internet and phone bill is a fixed price while the electiricty is measured every month. Rikkyo is not able to guarantee financial assistance to all international students, so all applications should prepare for their funding to make their studies in Japan an enriching experience. Decided to take a break from writing about classes to give you all an idea of where to spend your free time. I did bring casual clothes three pairs of jeans and a few t-shirts , but I mainly packed business casual outfits. The School was founded by Bishop Channing Moore Williams, a missionary dispatched from the American Episcopal Church. Center for Japanese Language Education CJLE CJLE offers Japanese language education customized for international students. If you have any questions or concerns, she will definitely help you with any of them, so feel free to ask questions in the class and participate. I need to apologize for taking a LONG absence from this blog. This blog post will focus on fashion and the next about finances. The downside is the expensiveness of the initial payments and the utilities which I, at first, did not know about. In this area, there is a full-court basketball court split in half so that two games can go at once , about four badminton courts, one soccer court, two tennis courts, two archery areas, two areas to play catch, and a batting cages. I signed up for basketball, volleyball, and minigames; I got into volleyball and minigames since not many people signed up for basketball. I advise you to buy drinks and snacks before entering because food and beverages at the スポッチャ is quite expensive. Early returners will receive an online final essay exam which they must complete in 4 hours. You get two days off of school one for the sports fair and one for a holiday and its a great way to connect with the Japanese culture and Japanese students. TRANSPORTATION: Transportation costs in Japan may seem inexpensive at first, but it adds up. Possibly, but it states, when you pay it, that there will be no refund. 1:30pm: Our first game started. Services include provision of basic study abroad information, consultations on study abroad destinations, and support for developing study abroad plans. It provides students with opportunities to learn about different aspects of Japanese culture and Japanese language. On a side note, thanks to me joining this class, I was able to receive a job as a student assistant similar to a teacher assistant for another business class. When the other group tried to spike, I, somehow, was able to block some of them. The writing portion was well organized too; you would be asked to make an outline of what you wanted to write in the essay in class so that the teacher can help you decide on what exactly you wanted to write about and help you with grammar and vocabulary issues. This building is known as スポッチャ and includes lots of different sports and arcade games. What you wear on a daily basis will be just fine in Japan; do make sure, however, that it is culturally appropriate and will not offend anyone. Degree Courses Offered in English All subjects are taught in English in such programs as the Master in International Business at the Graduate School of Business and the TESOL-J Graduate Program at the Graduate School of Intercultural Communication. The last two possessions lasted for a minute or two and made the ending of the game seem more competitive. Luckily, I got into both and was able to choose between the two, and I am glad I choose the course that I did. The student population is small compared to other major private universities, and there is an active interaction among faculty, staff, and students. It came out to be a little over 20,000 Japanese Yen. 76 million Japanese and overseas publications, including books, magazines, and newspapers. The good news is, everything that you learned with Mark Smith in the first accounting class or any accounting class will be what you would learn about by the midterm. One of the most intelligent people that I have had the opportunity to learn from taught this class. Hope you find this helpful in some way! This project, initiated in 2014, is being implemented to strengthen the international competitiveness of universities in Japan. This commuter pass also allows you to go to any stop inbetween your two destinations in my case, I could stop at any station between Ikebukuro and Shiki on the Tobu-Tojo line. There is an essay to be written as well as various quizzes; the important thing is that if you are leaving early, like I am, you will not have to take any quizzes after the date you leave, BUT you will have to turn in the essay either before you leave or via email by the original due date. All in all, this class is quite interesting and a definite class that those who plan to study in Rikkyo should take! Trains and buses are the most inexpensive modes of transportation in Japan, but note that even though they are inexpensive, if you constantly use them on a daily basis, they will soon be creating a hole in your bank account. The reason why participating is difficult is because the one picking the students is the teacher and he only has two sets of eyes, so you may have your hand raised for tens of minutes, but may not get called on. However, there are a few arcade games outside of the arcade section that you can play , a half-court basketball court but the basketballs are not of high quality , a badminton court which you can also play volleyball in , a shooting range not real guns or bullets, just paintball guns , a rolling rink which is quite big; it takes up most of the floor , a children play area, a room where you can fall asleep in if you want to take a nap filled with comfortable chairs and manga , a tennis game area where you have to hit the tennis ball into a specific target , a ping pong game area similar to that of the tennis one , a soccer game area similar to that of the tennis one , a food court area filled with slot machines of various types that you get to play for free just like the arcade games , a fishing pool, bowling, etc. Then I shall write of some random stories and experiences, talk about the tearful goodbyes, and what lies ahead of the early returners after they get back to their home universities. We all then rushed out to the turf fields to support fellow exchange students as they participated in a soccer-like game just on a smaller field. After the presentation, the class will ask questions, most of which are really difficult to answer on the spot, and get points 1-however much he thinks your questino or answer is worth. Bring the same clothes that you would wear at Ohio State or at your home University. These groups will analyze the case and create a 15-20 minute presentation in which they present information about the case and in which they answer questions regarding the case. The business formal clothing will be used if you decide to take BBP, for you will make a big presentation to at least one business. The next class I shall discuss is one of the Limited Enrollment classes. If you have Professor Garcia, her exams include short answers and extended responses, so you should know and understand the terminology presented to you within the class. Rikkyo University started in 1874 as Rikkyo School, a small private school teaching English and Bible studies in the foreign settlement in Tsukiji, Tokyo. Also carry around a small towel that you can use to wipe off sweat since it is the norm there. In this case, it will be best to limit the amount of times you go out to eat and cook more often. Clubs and drinks in Japan, especially in the Tokyo region, are really expensive, and since most of the students may be underage, I figured it would be smart to give a place or two that you can go to have fun in a healthy, fun way. The levels are J0-J8 I believe. I explained this pass a bit before: you will use a Suica or Pasomo depending where you stay and what line you use , pay a fixed price varies depending if you want it for one month, three months, or for the whole year , and then use it to get to school and home without having to pay every time. A few may be there early on in the night, but most will leave half way through. 2:30pm: Our second game started and I could tell we were going to have a difficult time with our opponent. About two weeks ago, I went to an overnight sports-filled building called Round 1. Also, a rough draft of the full proposal must also be submitted to the professor. During one of the various welcome parties thrown by the university for international students, you will hear a person or two talk about the sports festival that occurs every year. The third floor is actually located on the roof of the building, so you can see the stars while you are out there. In J1S, you will be learning a lot of vocabulary, how to write essays properly, and important grammar points. Buying groceries varies depedning on how much you buy per month, but on average, I think I spent maybe 2000 Japanese Yen every two weeks on groceries. It was a bit heavy, but quite delicious steamed vegetables, french fries, miso soup, burger patty with sauce. Rikkyo University will be increasing the number of courses offered in English at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Fast food restaurants like McDonalds and Burger King will be slightly similar to pricing in the United States; however, pricing at restaurants, especially traditional ones, will seem a bit expensive. He is not a native Japanese speaker, but from what I hear from the Japanese students that take his class, his Japanese is nearly perfect and he even knows words that some of the Japanese students do not. You will also have to choose an early date to present your project. Furthermore, if you enjoy going out at night, the prices seem to radically increase and may cause you to spend more than you though. So, they created a Facebook group and added each international student I believe it was made before we even arrived, the Facebook group that is and then posted contact information of a person who was in charge of putting the teams together. We walked as a group to Niiza campus took about 20 minutes. The university is making further improvements and advances in unique initiatives, such as the liberal arts education it has been providing for 140 years and its pioneering leadership education, and working to create a world-class educational system by engaging in dialogue with liberal arts universities in Europe and America. Davis may also work in this case. Does this mean you need to be up-to-date with European fashion? However, time for me to brag, haha with two points away from a loss, I was able to position myself in the front and give us a bit of defense. If you are living in teh dorms, you can get a meal plan; the meal plan will cost you a little under 17,000 Japanese Yen nearly 250USD a month. The way you pay for these utilities is that you will receive a bill for the previous month on the 20th day of the current month e. All three libraries provide ample seating and offer a comfortable learning environment equipped with reading spaces, PC stations, and AV booths that are tailored to students' different browsing styles and access hours. It will teach you katakana and hirogana and help you order food, introduce yourself, etc.。 。 。 。 。

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