ロゴマーク

ロゴマーク

College of Global Communication

The founding ideal of J. F. Oberlin University is to foster global citizens.
The university, already well-known for its robust international programs and
foreign language training, will be opening a new College of Global Communication
in 2016. Students in the college will acquire proficiency
in a foreign language−Japanese, in the case of most international students.
In addition to language study, students from all countries will
learn about Japanese society and culture and international society as a whole.
They will also develop the critical thinking and leadership skills
necessary to succeed as individuals and to contribute to finding solutions
to global issues. All of this in a university close to Tokyo,
blessed with a beautiful natural environment.
Could J. F. Oberlin's College of Global Communication be
the stepping stone to the next stage in your life's story?
The founding ideal of J. F. Oberlin University is to foster global citizens.
The university, already well-known for its robust international programs and
foreign language training, will be opening a new College of Global Communication
in 2016. Students in the college will acquire proficiency
in a foreign language−Japanese, in the case of most international students.
In addition to language study, students from all countries will
learn about Japanese society and culture and international society as a whole.
They will also develop the critical thinking and leadership skills
necessary to succeed as individuals and to contribute to finding solutions
to global issues. All of this in a university close to Tokyo,
blessed with a beautiful natural environment.
Could J. F. Oberlin's College of Global Communication be
the stepping stone to the next stage in your life's story?

Concept

The pace of globalization is rapidly accelerating, and there is a growing need for individuals who understand the dynamics of ongoing global changes, who are capable of envisioning a better global society, and who have the skills to realize this vision. The College of Global Communication aims to foster precisely this type of individual. Our students will achieve competence in one or more foreign languages, well-developed critical thinking skills, and the ability to understand and collaborate with people of different cultural and linguistic backgrounds for the purpose of addressing global issues. During their first and second years, students will develop advanced linguistic skills in a foreign language, typically Japanese for international students. Building on that foundation, they will go on to enroll in specialized courses on topics related to Japan or global society, and undertake group projects and other collaborative tasks with fellow students from other countries.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (Global Communication)

Curriculum

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- In addition to Japanese, students may select English or Chinese for their language skill courses.
- College-designated courses are taught in English and Japanese, and global studies courses in English, Chinese, and Japanese.
To take courses taught in English, Chinese or Japanese, the minimum required language level is TOEFL iBT®61 or equivalent for English, HSK Level 4 or equivalent for Chinese, and N2 Level or equivalent for Japanese.
- Students may take courses in other colleges after consultation with the course instructor if they have at least Japanese level N2 or equivalent.

Distinguishing Features

Language Education

During their first two years at the College of Global Communication, international students will engage in a thorough study of the Japanese language.* Students learn at their own pace in level-based classes designed to facilitate mastery of the four primary language competencies (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Theme-based language classes are also offered in current issues, culture, social issues, academic skills, certification exam practice, and other topics, so that students can select courses according to their individual objectives and interests. Ultimately, the goal is for students to achieve language competency equivalent to Level N1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) .
* In addition to Japanese, international students may also select Chinese as their language of study.
Japanese students will study either English or Chinese.

Japanese Studies and Global Studies

Courses in Japanese Studies and Global Studies allow students to enhance their understanding of Japanese society and culture and to learn about key issues relating to globalization. Students will develop the ability to understand issues and problems currently facing the international community and to analyze them from a broad, multidisciplinary perspective involving culture, gender, environment, and history as well as economics, business, and politics. Students can take courses in English, or in Japanese or Chinese if so desired. Whatever the language of instruction, classes offer a unique opportunity for interaction between international and Japanese students, further reinforcing their ability to work together and flourish in our increasingly globalized society.

Leadership

Leadership is a quality necessary for anyone wanting to be successful in the global community. At the College of Global Communication, students will learn how to forge strong networks and work systematically toward a goal through directed teamwork. They will also study techniques of innovation and how to translate ideas into action for creating a better global society. Students will take foundational courses in leadership and innovation during their first year and accumulate further knowledge and practical experience during subsequent years of study.

International Residence Halls

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J. F. Oberlin maintains two international residence halls, where students from dozens of countries around the world live together with Japanese students. The residence halls are not just places to live but also have an important educational function: they are miniature global communities where students from a variety of ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds learn to coexist and cooperate.

Various events are scheduled throughout the year, precipitating lively exchanges between Japanese students and students from other countries.

Both residence halls are located just a few minutes' walk from Fuchinobe Station on the JR Yokohama Line and from J. F. Oberlin's Planet Fuchinobe Campus (PFC), where most classes are held. Students with classes at J. F. Oberlin's nearby Machida campus can take a free school bus from Fuchinobe Station.

The residence halls have a combined capacity of 329 people. Most rooms are single occupancy, with some double and triple occupancy rooms also available. Rooms come equipped with air-conditioners, showers, toilets, refrigerators, beds, Internet access, and other amenities.

School Expenses

Spring Semester

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Fall Semester

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*There is a separate study abroad fee for the College of Global Communication.

Entrance Exam Schedule

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*In addition to the above dates, entrance exams are scheduled to be given in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and other locations. For more details, please contact the Office of Admissions.

J. F. Oberlin University in Numbers

*As of May 1st, 2015(includes some figures for 2014)

image J. F. Oberlin University in Numbers

image J. F. Oberlin University in Numbers

Undergraduate Division

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Management
  • College of Health and Welfare
  • College of Performing and Visual Arts
  • College of Global Communication

Graduate Division

  • Graduate School of International Studies
  • Graduate School of Business Administration
  • Graduate School of Language Education
  • Graduate School of Psychology
  • Graduate School of Higher Education Administration (On-Campus)
  • Graduate School of Higher Education Administration (Distance Learning)
  • Graduate School of Gerontology

CONTACT

[Office of Admissions]

+81-(0)42-797-4201 admssn@obirin.ac.jp

http://www.obirin.ac.jp/en/

3758 Tokiwa-machi, Machida-shi, Tokyo 194-0294, Japan

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