Hokusei Gakuen University has pursued internationalism since its foundation. As part of its efforts, the university provides courses in foreign languages as well as a broad range of international exchange programs for students from various countries around the world.
Approximately 60 exchange students study on campus each year, and a variety of programs for these students are conducted by the International Education & Language Center. Through these programs, Hokusei Gakuen University students and overseas students interact with one another to deepen their knowledge of partner countries and universities/colleges.
In this program, international students and Hokusei students who are studying the methodology of teaching Japanese language meet on campus and talk in Japanese several times during a specified period in the semester. The purpose of this program is to have participants appreciate each other's culture in order to promote their international understanding.
This is a volunteer registration system for Hokusei Gakuen University students who are interested in international exchange. Buddies help overseas students with using university facilities, taking public transportation, following procedures at ward offices and shopping. Overseas students can ask buddies about Hokusei, student life in Japan and anything else they are interested in, and they are encouraged to expand their circle of friends through their buddies. Students who are interested in becoming buddies are kindly requested to contact the International Education Section of the Student Support Office.
In addition to HI-C and EASCOM for exchanges with overseas students, various sports and cultural clubs are open to overseas students. Hokusei Gakuen University students and overseas students can interact with each other through these club activities.