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The CIEE has been involved in the following activities under the Osaka University  motto of “Live Locally, Grow Globally”.

Information Room for International Students (IRIS)

The CIEE offers international students consultation, as well as wide range of information on Japanese life and communication with local people. It also provides cultural exchange information for local communities and study abroad information for Japanese students.

Association of Volunteer Groups

In coordinating several of the local volunteer organizations, the center endeavours to promote effective and fruitful international exchange activities. It also collects and offers necessary information for these international activities.

Osaka University Host-family Program(OHP)

The center has launched several programs, in order to make overseas students stay and study comfortably in Japan. For instance, in cooperation with host-family groups, the center operates a program for newly arrived overseas students, which introduces them to local families that are pleased to look after overseas students.

Social Experience Program for High School Teachers

The CIEE provides an opportunity for a social experience
training program which offers exchange meetings with international students and several high school teachers in the local community for two days every year.

International Exchange

Working with local elementary, secondary, and high schools, the ISC encouranges mutual understanding through school visitations by overseas students as cultural ambassadors. These visitations also offer overseas students an opportunity to interact with local pupils and/or students.