A Tour of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

I will be participating in an upcoming webinar with APU on January 23, 2023 (Japan time). See below for more information and use the link to register!

I visited the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University campus to interview students and faculty, and to hear their perspective on studying and working at APU.

Information about the weekly webinars Professor Serik Meirmanov mentioned in the video can be found here: http://r.apu.jp/dogenw

APU webinar with Dogen
Topic: A conversation with Dogen and APU Dean of Student Affairs Tateyama about life in Beppu and more.

Date and time:
– Japan time: Monday, January 23 from 9:00-10:00 AM
– New York time: Sunday, January 22, 7:00-8:00 PM

For more information and to register:

APU will have full length versions of these interviews available in the near future. Register to get access: https://forms.gle/mAgPDEqwEHa8FoaP8

You can find more information about studying at or applying to APU through the following links:
APU International Admissions website http://r.apu.jp/dogen/
Instagram http://r.apu.jp/dogenin
YouTube http://r.apu.jp/dogenyt

Video Content:
0:00 – Intro
1:07 – What is APU?

2:15 – Student Interviews
2:50 – Why did you come to Japan/APU?
3:51 – What do you plan on doing after APU?
6:03 – What is a typical day like at APU?
9:42 – Scholarships and cost of living in Beppu
13:54 – Did you study Japanese before APU? (Interview in Japanese)

17:29 – Professor Akiko Honda Interview/Introduction
18:45 – How do students study Japanese at APU?
20:33 – How much Japanese does a student learn?
21:58 – Learning within the Japanese program
23:32 – Closing remarks

24:58 – Professor Serik Meirmanov Interview
25:15 – Coming to APU with zero Japanese ability
26:23 – Connecting Japanese and career opportunities
27:55 – AP House and APU’s new college
29:32 – Exploring individuality and understanding cultures
30:32 – Closing remarks and webinar information

31:17 – Wrap-up

(Portions of the university and student footage in this video were filmed before the coronavirus pandemic. APU is currently observing proper precautions for on-campus classes and activities.)

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