INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

About Establishing Otsuma Women's University International center

Otsuma Women's University had its 100th anniversary in 2008.
Currently, the university consists of the five faculties of Home Economics, Language and Literature, Social Information Studies, Human Relations, and Comparative Culture, with 17 departments/majors, and five departments/majors in the Junior College Division, and 4 majors in human culture research in graduate college division, providing society with a wealth of human resources.
Otsuma Women's University has been focused on international exchange by faculties, departments and majors so far, however, we decided to work on strengthening "Internationalization" as an urgent mission.
Therefore, we established International center to promote international exchange as a whole university organization to achieve a further development in education and research.
We are to work on preparing the structure wishing as many students as possible can experience to study in abroad while they study in Otsuma Women's University.

Director's message

Due to development of globalization, internationalization propulsion is an urgent issue in universities and "global human resources" training is strongly needed.
In our university, we have been providing exchange students to partner universities in abroad every year to correspond to such social requests. However, since the students' International exchange had been conducted by faculty/department so far, we think strengthening "Internationalization" is an urgent mission. Therefore, in April, 2003, we established International center to promote international exchange as a whole university organization to achieve a further development in education and research.
We think it is necessary to provide an opportunity to as many students as possible to experience study in abroad and welcome the foreign students who study together with our students as well. To achieve that, we establish a various exchange programs with whole university collaboration, and also we are working on to explore new partner universities and open an exchange program to all faculties which had been conducted by faultily/department so far for cultivation of internationalization for our students.
There are various countries and areas on the earth, and various people have been developed a variety of cultures based on each one's tradition. We often hear the word, "Think globally, act locally." nowadays. So, here is a message for our students; please see a worldwide view and experience a different culture. Please remember, "Seeing is better than hearing". Let's experience to study in abroad while you are in our university. To start the first step is to visit international center and consult more often with no pressure. There are instructors in international center, who are very familiar with international exchange and actual rich international experiences.

General questions
  • 大妻女子大学 国際センター(千代田キャンパス)
    〒102-8357 東京都千代田区三番町12番地(別館J棟4階)
    電話番号:03-5275-6310
    メール:glbc-jimu@ml.otsuma.ac.jp
    開室時間:月~金 8:30-16:40/土 8:30-13:10
  • Otsuma women's university International Center
    Annex#4, 12 Sanban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8357
    Tel: +81-3-5275-6310
    mail: glbc-jimu@ml.otsuma.ac.jp
    office hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-16:40/Sat 8:30-13:10