Ritsumeikan University

Kanae MURAYAMA is a lecturer of International Education at Ritsumeikan University, Japan, where she works as an intercultural/study abroad advisor. Her research interests include study abroad advising, pre-/post-study abroad support and student peer support in international education at the tertiary education level in Japan.


Forming Student Peer Support Communities on Campus

College & University Education
Sun, Nov 22, 16:45-18:15 JST

In this presentation, a case study of international student peer support communities in a private university in Japan will be reviewed. In particular, two pilot studies of training international student peer supporters will be explained. Also, the presenters will explore how to build an interactive and reciprocal community of teaching/non-teaching staff and students for intercultural understanding on campus in Japan. Possibilities of encouraging autonomous learning in language education in Japanese universities will be discussed.

Creating a Community for Encouraging Study Abroad

College & University Education
Sat, Nov 21, 17:55-18:20 JST

In this presentation, a case study of how to create a community for encouraging study abroad in a private university in Japan will be examined. The presenter will explain an overview of three different approaches (teaching/non-teaching staff and student groups) of study abroad advising. How the community on campus connects each other with teachers, administrators and students as well as a link between the regular curriculum and extracurricular activities will be further reviewed.