Study Abroad Experience

Study Abroad Experience

Advanced

Creativity that leads to new values

At the advanced level, GSEC recommends students undergo a study abroad experience lasting eight weeks or more.*
Based on the skills acquired in this course, each student will plan and prepare a study abroad program and gain overseas experience in order to be ready to join international research activities. The practical experience of study abroad facilitates students' development of new, international perspectives not bound by convention. They acquire creative skills and values that will enable them to make new proposals to individuals and organizations.

About Study Abroad Experience

Students must attain 4 credits (not including those required to complete the basic and intermediate levels) from among the courses on the completion requirements list, and study abroad for at least 8 consecutive weeks (minimum 40 study days). If the duration is less than 8 weeks, students must fulfill either (a) or (b) of the following:

(a) Study abroad for at least 6 consecutive weeks (minimum 30 study days) and meet one of the following conditions:
(i) Acquire one credit among the courses designated as equivalent to study abroad experience (marked with circles under the category of “Course equivalent to study abroad experience” in the completion requirements list)
(ii) Study abroad for at least 2 consecutive weeks (separate from the above 6-week trip)
(iii) Make present at an international conference
(b) Study abroad for at least 4 consecutive weeks (minimum 20 study days) and meet one of the following conditions:
(i) Acquire two credits from among the courses designated as equivalent to study abroad experience
(ii) Acquire one credit from among the courses designated as equivalent to study abroad experience, and study abroad for at least 2 consecutive weeks (separate from the above 4-week trip) or make presentation at an international conference
(iii) Study abroad for at least 4 consecutive weeks (separate from the above 4-week trip)

Options of Completion Requirements for GSEC—Advance

Four Credits
– one from Leadership Training and International Liberal Arts, and three from other courses – as well as one of the following:
  • Study abroad for at least 8 consecutive weeks.

    OR

  • Study abroad for at least 6 consecutive weeks.

    One credit from courses equivalent to study abroad experience*.

    OR

  • Study abroad for at least 6 consecutive weeks.

    Study abroad (separate trip) for at least 2 consecutive weeks OR present at an international conference.

    OR

  • Study abroad for at least 4 consecutive weeks

    Two credit from courses equivalent to study abroad experience*.

    OR

  • Study abroad for at least 4 consecutive weeks

    Study abroad (separate trip) for at least 2 consecutive weeks OR present at an international conference.

    One credit from courses equivalent to study abroad experience*.

    OR

  • Study abroad for at least 4 consecutive weeks

    Study abroad (separate trip) for at least 4 consecutive weeks

*marked with circles under the category of “Liberal Arts,Foreign Languages,and Career Development”

Recognition of study abroad experience

Students must be recognized to possess international experience necessary to acquire GSEC-Advanced skills. Their study abroad experiences must satisfy requirements for course completion. To receive this recognition, student must submit a request with academic transcripts (including the number of credits) obtained from the study abroad program1 to the Support Office for the Promotion of Global Human Resource Development within one month upon return.
Those who studied abroad for less than 8 consecutive weeks must attain academic transcripts including the number of credits, and additional course credits from one of the following:
(a) Global Awareness and Other Breadth Courses2 or graduate major courses
(b) foreign language courses3
(c) an overseas university from another study abroad program
For questions regarding completion requirements or study abroad planning, contact the Support Office for the Promotion of Global Human Resource Development.
Students should input necessary information about study abroad experiences to learning portfolios before leaving Japan.

Approval of presentations at international conferences

In order for the student to have recognition of presentation at international conference as part 6 of completion requirement, s/he should submit a copy of the following documents to the Support Office for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development:
(i) A cover of the conference program containing information such as conference title, objectives, venue and period
(ii) Page(s) of the conference program showing the presenter’s name, presentation title, and abstract
(iii) The applicant’s abstract or the first page of the paper submitted to the conference

1 Academic transcripts proving granted credits from Tokyo Tech, a Tokyo Tech partner university or other overseas universities are necessary.
2 Course credits attained from “ Advanced Overseas Training for Global Scientists and Engineers” can be included. For credits relating to international experience granted by graduate majors, ask relevant instructors.
3 Credits attained from foreign language courses cannot be counted more than once toward the completion requirements of GSEC-Advanced or study abroad experience.

Related courses

Course title Course equivalent to study abroad experience Course number Credit Offered quarter
Advanced Overseas Training for Global Scientists and Engineers 4A, 4B/td> LAW.X513・514 0-0-4 1Q~4Q
Advanced Overseas Training for Global Scientists and Engineers 3A, 3B LAW.X511・512 0-0-3 1Q~4Q
Advanced Overseas Training for Global Scientists and Engineers 2A, 2B LAW.X509・510 0-0-2 1Q~4Q
Advanced Overseas Training for Global Scientists and Engineers 1A, 1B LAW.X507・508 0-0-1 1Q~4Q
Advanced Overseas Training for Global Scientists and Engineers 1C LAW.X430 0-0-1 3Q~4Q

継続的な留学経験が8週間に満たない場合

留学期間 必要な単位・経験等
Study abroad for at least 8 consecutive weeks (minimum 40 study days)
Study abroad for at least 6 consecutive weeks (minimum 30 study days) and one of the conditions in the right column must be satisfied 1. Acquire one credit from among the courses designated as equivalent to study abroad experience (marked with circles in English Language Courses)/td>
2. Study abroad for at least 2 consecutive weeks* (separate from the 6-week trip)
3. Make presention at an international conference
Study abroad for at least 4 consecutive weeks (minimum 20 study days) and one of the conditions in the right column must be satisfied 1. Acquire two credits from among the courses designated as equivalent to study abroad experience (marked with circles in English Language Courses)
2. Acquire one credit from among the courses designated as equivalent to study abroad experience, and study abroad for at least 2 consecutive weeks (separate from the 4-week trip) or present at an international conference*
3. Study abroad for at least 4 consecutive weeks (separate from the 4-week trip)