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  • 2024.05.07Event
    Arashiyama Day Trip (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    Date & Time: May 25th(Sat.) 11:00~

    Meeting point:Hankyu Juso station East gate

    Limited to 15 participants(Pre-registration is required.)

     

  • 2024.05.07Event
    TAKOYAKI MAKING CLASS(B.S.P. Suita)

    IRIS (2F. IC hall, Suita Campus) 

    Date & Time: May 22nd(Wed.) 12:1513:15

     

     

     

  • 2024.05.07Event
    あいりすレター:IRIS Letter No. 6(2024.5.7)

    あいりすレター:IRIS Letter No. 6(2024.5.7) 

    *Contents: 

     1.OSAKA DIALECT CAFE(B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    2.Multilingual Cafe(B.S.P. Minoh)

      English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Indonesian, Turky, Chinese, Korean, Italian

    3.OUISA LUNCH HOUR(OUISA)

    4.Word chain game(Shiritori) in Japanese (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    5.CITY WALK to Osaka Castle(B.S.P. Suita) 

    6.TAKOYAKI MAKING CLASS(B.S.P. Suita) 

    7.Arashiyama Day Trip (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    IRIS Letter-あいりすレターN0.6【5月7日AM配信】

  • 2024.05.07Event
    CITY WALK to Osaka Castle(B.S.P. Suita)

    Date : May 18h (Sat.)

    Meeting points and time:  1.Hankyu Kitasenri Station@12:40

                   OR

                                                   2.Hankyu Ishibashi Handai-mae Station@12:40

    Limited to 20 participants (Pre-registration is required.)

     

  • 2024.05.01Event
    Word chain(Shiritori) game in Japanese (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    CIEE Toyonaka Branch (IRIS)(2F Student Service & Union Build., Toyonaka campus)

    Date & Time: May 15th(Wed) 12:15~13:00 

     

  • 2024.05.01Course
    OSAKA DIALECT CAFE(B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    CIEE Toyonaka Branch (IRIS)(2F Student Service & Union Build., Toyonaka campus)

    Date & Time: May 7th(Tue) 12:15~13:00

     

     

  • 2024.04.30Event
    OUISA LUNCH HOUR(OUISA)

    IRIS (2F, IC Hall, Suita Campus)

    Date & Time: May 10th (Fri.) 12:10

    Limited to 15 participants(Pre-registration is required.)

     

  • 2024.04.26Event
    May‘s Language Cafe @Minoh Campus (B.S.P. Minoh)

    Multilingual Cafe(B.S.P. Minoh)

    Place: CIEE Minoh branch(IRIS)&Student Common Space(5F Research and Education Hub, Minoh Campus)

     

     *English Cafe       May8th・15th・22nd・29th (Wed.) 12:30~13:20

      *Japanese Cafe      May9th (Thu.) ・17th (Fri.) ・23rd・30th(Thu.)12:30~13:20

      *French Cafe        May10th (Fri.) 12:30~13:20

      *German Cafe      May13th (Mon.) 12:30~13:20

      * Spanish Cafe      May14th (Tue.) 12:30~13:20

      * Vietnamese Cafe   May16th (Thu.) 12:30~13:20

      * Portuguese Cafe   May20th (Mon.) 12:30~13:20

      * Indonesian Cafe   May 21st (Tue.) 12:30~13:20

      *Turkish Café       May24th (Fri.) 12:30~13:20

      *Chinese Cafe      May27th (Mon.) 12:30~13:20

      *Korean Cafe       May28th (Tue.) 12:30~13:20

      *Chinese Cafe      May27th (Mon.) 12:30~13:20

     * Italian Cafe       May31st (Fri.) 12:30~13:20

     

  • 2024.04.25Event
    IRIS Letter:IRIS Letter No.5(2024.4.25)

    * Contents:

    ICHO Festival and the timetable of Inter-campus shuttle bus during the festival 

    2024 IRISレターNo.5【4月25日配信】

     

  • 2024.04.22Course
    Japanese Cafe (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

     Japanese Cafe(B.S.P. Toyonaka)


    ●CIEE Toyonaka branch (2F, Student Service & Union, Toyonaka campus)
    Date & Time: Every Tursday 12:15~13:00

  • 2024.04.18Event
    IRIS Letter:IRIS Letter No.4(2024.4.18)

    As you maybe be aware, a major earthquake with a seismic intensity of 6 struck the Bungosuido Strait area on April. 17th (Wed). 

    Osaka also experienced a tremor with an intensity of 2, which some of you might have felt.

     

    Additionally, some of you may have experienced the earthquake outside of Osaka. We genuinely hope that everyone is safe and sound.

     

    Please refer to the following links that may help you gather information on earthquakes and learn about countermeasures.

     

    NHK news

    Earthquake News Updates and Latest Information | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

    Safety tips for travelers app

    Safety tips for travelers (jnto.go.jp)

    (multi languages)

    Earthquake information (Japan Meteorological Agency)

    Japan Meteorological Agency|Earthquake Information (jma.go.jp)

    10 tips for Earthquake safety (Tokyo Fire Department)

    https://www.tfd.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/lfe/bou_topic/jisin/20230124point10eng.pdf

    Tokyo Fire Department Multilingual Page

    TFD-TOKYO FIRE DEPARTMENT

    Osaka Disaster Prevention Net

    Osaka Disaster Prevention Net (transer.com)

     

    あいりすレターNo.4【4月18日配信】

  • 2024.04.16Other
    IRIS Letter:IRIS Letter No.3 (2024.4.16)

    *Contents:

    1. Notice of IRIS Facilities (Suita, Toyonaka, Minoh) Closure during GW holidays(CIEE)
    2. Japanese Cafe・English Cafe (B.S.P. Suita)
    3. Multilingual Cafe(B.S.P. Minoh)
        Japanese, German, Turky, Hindy, English, Chinese, Russian

    2024 IRISレターNo.3【4月16日配信】

  • 2024.04.15Event
    April‘s Language Café @Minoh Campus (B.S.P. MInoh)

    Multilingual Cafe (B.S.P. Minoh)

    Place: CIEE Minoh branch(IRIS)&Student Common Space(5F Research and Education Hub, Minoh Campus)

     

      *Japanese Cafe     Apr. 19th (Fri.), Apr.25th (Thu.) 12:30~13:20

      *German Cafe       Apr. 22nd (Mon.) 12:30~13:20  

      *Turkish Cafe, Hindi Cafe   Apr. 23rd (Tue.) 12:30~13:20

      *English Cafe       Apr.24th (Wed.) 12:30~13:20

      *Chinese Cafe      Apr.26th (Fri.) 12:30~13:20

      *Russian Cafe      Apr.30th (Tue.)12:30~13:20

     

  • 2024.04.11Event
    English Cafe (B.S.P.Suita)

    Date & Time : Every Thursday 12:15-12:45 (From April 18th)
    Place: IRIS Suita, Suita campus (IC Hall 2F)

     ・For Free
     ・No application required
     ・Only for Osaka University's students.

     

  • 2024.04.11Event
    Japanese Cafe (B.S.P.Suita)

    Date & Time : Every Tuesday 12:15-12:45 (From April 16th)
    Place: IRIS Suita (2F, IC Hall, Suita Campus)

     ・For Free
     ・No application required
     ・Only for Osaka University's students.
        ・The number of people joining the event at the same time might be limited   

  • 2024.04.09Other
    Nihongo Table (Takenoko Nihongo Table & Machikane Nihongo Table)

    Let's join with "TAKENOKO NIHONGO Table" or "Machikane NIHONGO Table" to learn JAPANESE weekly lessons!! We welcome all Osaka University foreign students, researchers, staff, and their family!! For more information :see following flyers.

    ◆Tuesday Morning, Takenoko Nihongo Table (face to face)

    Flyer is here

    Registration Form is available on Takenoko Nihongo Koryu Kai website.

    ◆Wednesday Morning, Machikane Nihongo Table (face to face)

    Flyer is here

    No need for application

    Machikane Nihongo Koryu Kai(Facebook), Machikane Nihongo Koryu Kai(Instagram)

    竹の子にほんごテーブル2024春ポスター

    マチカネにほんごテーブル2024春ポスター

  • 2024.04.08Course
    'Interdisciplinary education subjects' and 'Graduate Minor Programs & Graduate Programs for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies' in 2024

    For Graduate students! CIEE professors offer the classes of 'Interdisciplinary education subjects' and 'Graduate Minor Programs & Graduate Programs for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies' in 2024. (Japanese language proficiency level: 600, 700)
    ◆For details: Minor Programs, Osaka University
    Graduate Education(CIEE website): 1. Graduate Programs for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, 4. Interdisciplinary education subjects (classes other than Advanced Japanese) (in Japanese only)
    ◆Poster: 'Interdisciplinary education subjects'(pdf), 'Graduate Minor Programs & Graduate Programs for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies'(png)

    高度副プログラム2024ポスター

    学際融合教育科目-ポスター2024jpg

  • 2024.04.08Other
    IRIS Letter No.2 (2024.4.8) 

    *Contents :
    1. Lunch Gathering (B.S.P. Minoh)
    2. Campus Tour (B.S.P. Minoh)
    3. Japanese Cafe (B.S.P. Toyonaka)
    4. OUISA LUNCH HOUR (OUISA)
    5. CITY WALK~Cup Noodle Museum~(OUISA)
    6. Nihongo Table (Japanese language exchange event organized by volunteers)

    IRIS Letter あいりすレター No,2

  • 2024.04.08Event
    April 12th (Fri.) OUISA LUNCH HOUR (OUISA)

    Date & Time: April 12th (Fri.) 12:10
    Place: IRIS Suita (2F, IC Hall, Suita Campus)

    Limited to 15 participants

    **Pre-registration is required.**↓↓
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdBAq5Sr38AAtG1TB65MW1W7PJNvk

  • 2024.04.08Event
    4/10 (Wed.)~4/17 (Wed.) Lunch Gathering

    Let's talk during lunch time.
    Bring and enjoy your lunch at IRIS! 

    Date & Time: Apr. 10th (Wed.) to Apr.17th (Wed.)
    Place:  CIEE Minoh Branch (IRIS) (5F, Research and Education Hub, Minoh campus)
    Target: Osaka University students only

     

     

  • 2024.04.08Event
    Apr. 12th (Fri.) Campus Tour (B.S.P. Minoh)

    Date & Time: Apr. 12 (Fri.) 18:30~
    Place: CIEE Minoh Branch (5F, Research and Education Hub, Minoh campus)
    Target: Osaka University students only
    Fee: Free

    Registration: Please enter your information in the form below.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2mF7wUDjYfFXVZ5CB34IJvqq1HEXLQI2lGIYdoYq-_ZQoVw/viewform

     

     

  • 2024.04.08Event
    Japanese Cafe (B.S.P.Toyonaka)

    Date & Time :Every Thursday 12:15-13:00 (From Apr. 11th)
    Place: CIEE Toyonaka Branch (2F, Student Service & Union Bldg., Toyonaka campus)
     ・For Free
     ・No application
     ・Osaka University students only

     

  • 2024.04.08Event
    Apr.21st (Sun.) City Walk : Cup Noodle Museum(OUISA)

    ※Application has been closed as we have reached capacity.

    Date: Apr.21st (Sun.)
    Destination: Cup Noodle Museum 

    Fee: 500 yen for those who make customized noodles to bring at home

    Meeting points:
    ①  Yamada Monorail Station Ticket gate @10:20
    OR
    ②  Ishibashi Handai-Mae Station West Gate @10:40

    **Pre-registration required (Limited to 20 participants) **↓↓

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScH7XLVEksqGE4brYnrKtyg_kkIXrJmsMTIvP65OQdB4y0oUA/viewform

  • 2024.04.05Course
    Elective Japanese Language course for International Students, 2024 Spring and Summer term

    Elective Japanese Language course for International Students, 2024 Spring and Summer term begins soon!
    Please read 'How to enroll', 'Guidebook' etc. carefully to enroll the class.
    Class starts from April 10th, Wednesday.
    Registration period: from March 27th, Wednesday to April 24th, Wednesday
    Click here For details.
    To see the guidebook, please click the image below.

    cover page of Japanese Language Programs for International Students, 2024Spring&Summer

  • 2024.04.04Other
    IRIS Letter No.1 (2024.4.1)

    *Contents*
    1. Information from CIEE 2024 Spring
    2. Student annual medical checkup
    3. Schedule of inter-campus shuttle bus service
    4. Campus tour & Chatting Event (B.S.P. Toyonaka)
    5. B.S.P. START UP WEEK (B.S.P. Toyonaka)
    6. Welcome Event @Minoh Campus (B.S.P. Minoh)
    7. Welcome Event @Suita Campus (B.S.P. Suita, OUISA)
    8. Welcome Party @Toyonaka Campus (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    2024 IRIS letter No.1

     

  • 2024.04.01Event
    Apr. 3rd (Wed.) Campus Tour & Chatting (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    Date & Time: Apr. 3rd (Wed.) Campus Tour 13:00-
    Place: At the Inter-Campus bus stop “Main library “ @Toyonaka Campus

    Date & Time: Apr. 3rd (Wed.) Chatting 14:00-
    Place: CIEE Toyonaka Branch (IRIS) Student Service & Union Bldg. 2nd Floor

    Target: New international students (Osaka University students only)
    Fee: Free

    ※Pre-registration is not required

     

  • 2024.04.01Event
    Apr. 10th (Wed.) to Apr. 16th (Tue.) START UP WEEK (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    Date & Time: Apr.10th (Wed.) to Apr. 16th (Tue.) 12:15~13:00 *only on weekdays 
    Place: CIEE Toyonaka Branch (2F, Student Service & Union Bldg., Toyonaka campus)
    Target: Osaka University students only
    (For international students & students interested in international exchange.) 
    Fee: Free 
    *Pre- registration is not required. 

  • 2024.04.01Event
    4/26 (Fri.) Welcome Party @Toyonaka Campus (B.S.P. Toyonaka) 

    Date & Time: Apr. 26 (Fri.) 17:30~19:30 (Reception: 17:00~)
    Place:  Assembly Hall, Osaka University Hall, Toyonaka Campus
    Target: Osaka University students only
    Capacity: 100 students (pre-registration required, On a first-come, first-served basis.)
        ※Application due date: Apr. 16(Tue.)
    Fee: Free

    Registration: Please enter your information in the form below.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScULu3YIYR40KGnMqS32mpT6r23kFdOYPtWVuoa8X7O1nv3nw/viewform

     

  • 2024.03.25Event
    4/19 (Fri.) Welcome Event @Suita Campus (B.S.P. Suita, OUISA) 

    Date & Time: April.19th (Fri.) 17:00~19:00  

    Place: Outside area in front of IC hall Suita Campus 

    Contents: Scavenger hunt  

    We will go around the campus doing some activities !

    Target: Osaka University students only 

    Capacity: 60 students (pre-registration required) 

    Fee: Free 

    Registration: Please enter your information in the form below. 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSele0PQvLLo8DkR9qZtQr6KLOTRtdVH3M0nVMXwXGWf7yAR0A/viewform

  • 2024.03.22Other
    IRIS Letter No.21 (2024.3.22)

    *Contents:
    1. A message from CIEE
    2. Osaka University International Alumni Association Welcome Party for New Graduates
    (OUIAA)
    3. Japanese Language Programs for International Students, 2024 Spring-Summer (CIEE)

    IRIS Letter あいりすレターN0.21

     

  • 2024.03.12Event
    Osaka University International Alumni Association

    Osaka University International Alumni Association (OUIAA) will hold a welcome party for new graduating international students.
    This is a good opportunity for graduating international students to interact and get to know each other, so if you are interested, please attend.

  • 2024.03.05Other
    IRIS Letter No.20 (2024.3.5)

    *Contents:
    1. Osaka University International Alumni Association (OUIAA)
    2. Update on the enrollment and tuition fees exemption/paying tuition fees in installments for the first half of the 2024-25 academic year
    3. Intensive Japanese Language Course (CIEE)

    IRIS Letter あいりすレターN0.20

     

  • 2024.01.31Other
    IRIS Letter No.19 (2024.1.31)

    *Contents:
    1. Suspension of inter-campus bus service during spring holidays
    2. Opening Hours of IRIS, CIEE Toyonaka and Minoh Branches (CIEE)
    3. OUISA HOUR~Mexico~ (OUISA)
    4. OUISA Lunch Hour (OUISA)
    5. Merch Design Competition (OUISA)
    6. Debate Event (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    IRIS Letter あいりすレターN0.19

  • 2024.01.31Event
    February 13th (Tue.) OUISA LUNCH HOUR (OUISA)

    Date & Time: February 13th (Tue.) 12:10~
    Place: IRIS Suita (2F, IC Hall, Suita Campus)

    **Pre-registration is required.**
    Limited to 15 participants

  • 2024.01.31Event
    February 6th (Tue.) OUISA HOUR~Mexico~(OUISA)

    An international student will introduce the culture, history and geography of Mexico in English.

    Date: February 6th (Tue.) 12:10~12:50
    Place: IRIS Suita (2F, IC Hall, Suita Campus)+Zoom
    **Pre-registration required**

  • 2024.01.26Event
    February 8th (Thu.) Debate Event (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    Date & Time: February 8th (Thu.) 12:30~14:00 
    Place: CIEE Toyonaka Branch (2F, Student Service & Union Bldg., Toyonaka campus)

    Target: Osaka University students only
    Fee: Free
    No application required

  • 2024.01.17Event
    Merch Design Competition (OUISA)

    Would you like to design new OUISA T-shirts and hoodies?
    Application & Details:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe313Uqy1AYmfHHKM1gpueAG4KzDK0UNggCbQIUQ_NOtcjq6w/viewform

    Deadline for design submission: February 15th (Thu.)

     

  • 2024.01.11Event
    January 19th (Fri.) Let’s Make BABY CASTELLA (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    Date & Time:  January 19th (Fri.) 12:15~13:00 
    Place: CIEE Toyonaka Branch (2F, Student Service & Union Bldg., Toyonaka campus)

    Target: Osaka University students only
    Fee: 200 yen
    **Application is required**
    Limited to 15 participants 

     

  • 2024.01.11Event
    January 16th (Tue.) Game Event (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    Date & Time: January 16th (Tue.) 12:15~13:00 
    Place: CIEE Toyonaka Branch (2F, Student Service & Union Bldg., Toyonaka campus)

    Target: Osaka University students only
    Fee: Free
    Application is NOT required

     

  • 2024.01.11Other
    IRIS Letter No.18 (2024.1.11)

    *Contents:
    1. Suspension of inter-campus bus service on Fri., January 12th
    2. City Walk : Osaka Castle Illumination (OUISA)
    3. OUISA Lunch Hour (OUISA)
    4. OUISA HOUR~France~ (OUISA)
    5. Let’s Make MOCHI (OUISA)
    6. Game Event (B.S.P. Toyonaka)
    7. Caramelized Fruit Making (B.S.P. Toyonaka)
    8. Let’s Make BABY CASTELLA (B.S.P. Toyonaka)
    9. MOCHI Making Class (B.S.P. Toyonaka)
    10. Japanese Traditional Play Day (B.S.P. Suita)
    11. Japanese Cafe (B.S.P. Toyonaka)
    12. Japanese Cafe・English Cafe (B.S.P. Suita)
    13. January's Language Cafe @Minoh Campus(B.S.P.Minoh)

    IRIS Letter あいりすレターN0.18

  • 2024.01.11Event
    January 17th (Wed.) Caramelized Fruit Making (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    Date & Time: January 17th (Wed.) 12:15~13:15 
    Place: CIEE Toyonaka Branch (2F, Student Service & Union Bldg., Toyonaka campus)

    Target: Osaka University students only
    Fee: 300 yen
    **Application is NOT required**
    Limited to 10 participants (First-come-first-served basis on the day)

     

  • 2024.01.11Event
    January 26th (Fri.) MOCHI Making Class (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    Date & Time:  January 26th (Fri.) 12:15~13:15 
    Place: CIEE Toyonaka Branch (2F, Student Service & Union Bldg., Toyonaka campus)

    Target: Osaka University students only
    Fee: 300 yen
    **Application is required**
    Limited to 15 participants 

     

     

  • 2024.01.04Other
    IRIS Letter No.17 (2024.1.4)

    Happy New Year!

    As you maybe be aware, a major earthquake with a seismic intensity of 7 struck the Noto Peninsula area on January 1 (Mon.).  Osaka also experienced a tremor with an intensity of 4, which might have been surprising for you. Additionally, some of you may have experienced the earthquake outside of Osaka. We genuinely hope that everyone is safe and sound.

    Please refer to the following links that may help you gather information on earthquakes and learn about countermeasures.

    NHK news

    Earthquake News Updates and Latest Information | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

    Safety tips for travelers app

    Safety tips for travelers (jnto.go.jp)

    (multi languages)

    Earthquake information (Japan Meteorological Agency)

    Japan Meteorological Agency|Earthquake Information (jma.go.jp)

    10 tips for Earthquake safety (Tokyo Fire Department)

    https://www.tfd.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/lfe/bou_topic/jisin/20230124point10eng.pdf

    Tokyo Fire Department Multilingual Page

    TFD-TOKYO FIRE DEPARTMENT

    Osaka Disaster Prevention Net

    Osaka Disaster Prevention Net (transer.com)

     

    We hope this year will be another good one for all of you.

    IRIS Letter あいりすレターN0.17(地震)

  • 2024.01.01Event
    Jan.14th (Sun.) City Walk : Osaka Castle Illumination(OUISA)

    Date: Jan.14th (Sun.)
    Destination: Osaka Castle
    Admission Fee: 1,500 yen

    Meeting points:
    ①  Kita-senri Station Ticket gate @15:50
    OR
    ②  Temmabashi Station Exit 3  @16:50

    ※Osaka university students only

    **Pre-registration required (Limited to 20 participants) **

     

  • 2024.01.01Event
    January 22nd (Mon.) OUISA HOUR~France~(OUISA)

    An international student will introduce the culture, history and geography of France in English.

    Date: January 22nd (Mon.) 12:10~12:50
    Place: IRIS Suita (2F, IC Hall, Suita Campus)+Zoom
    Osaka university students only
    **Pre-registration required**

  • 2024.01.01Event
    January 19th (Fri.) OUISA LUNCH HOUR (OUISA)

    Date & Time: January 19th (Fri.) 12:10~
    Place: IRIS Suita (2F, IC Hall, Suita Campus)

    **Pre-registration is required.**
    Limited to 15 people

  • 2024.01.01Event
    January 26th (Fri.) Let’s Make MOCHI (OUISA)

    Date: January 26th (Fri.) 16:30~17:45
    Place: IRIS Suita (2F, IC Hall, Suita Campus)
    ・Osaka university students only
    ・Fee: ¥200
    **Pre-registration is required**
    ・Limited to 15 participants (First-come-first-served basis)

     

  • 2023.12.26Event
    January 16th (Tue.) Japanese Traditional Play Day (B.S.P. Suita)

    Date & Time :January 16th (Tue.) 12:15~13:15
    Place: IRIS Suita, Suita campus (IC Hall 2F)

     ・Only for Osaka University's students.
        ・Fee: Free
     ・Pre-registration is NOT required.

  • 2023.12.22Event
    January 11th (Thu.) First Calligraphy of the New Year(B.S.P.Minoh)

    Date & Time:January 11th (Thu.) 12:30~13:20 
    Place: CIEE Minoh Branch (5F, Research and Education Hub, Minoh campus)

    Fee: Free
    Registration is NOT required.
    Only for Osaka university students

     

     

  • 2023.12.22Other
    IRIS Letter No.16 (2023.12.22)

    *Contents:
    1. Notice of temporary IRIS closure (Center for International Education and Exchange)
    during winter holidays
    2. Suspension of inter-campus bus service during winter holidays
    3. Japanese Cafe (B.S.P. Toyonaka)
    4. Japanese Cafe・English Cafe (B.S.P. Suita)
    5. January's Language Cafe @Minoh Campus(B.S.P.Minoh)
    6. KAKIZOME~New Year's Calligraphy~(B.S.P. Toyonaka)
    7. First Calligraphy of the New Year(B.S.P.Minoh)
    8. Debate Event (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    IRIS Letter あいりすレターN0.16

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  • 2024.05.08Event
    Icho Festival Event (B.S.P. Suita)

    May 2nd(Thu.), 2024, with the support of international students at Osaka University,
    an "English Cafe・Japanese Cafe" event was held at Icho Festival by B.S.P. Suita.
    24 international students and 43 local students participated.
    The total number of attendees was 71.
    The event was a delightful time where participants, including the assisting international students from Osaka University,
    engaged in conversations on various topics and enjoyed playing games together.

     

  • 2024.05.08Event
    Osaka Dialect Cafe (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    May 7th (Tue.), 2024, 12:15- “Osaka Dialect Café” was held by B.S.P.Toyonaka at Toyonaka Branch.  The number of participants was 7 international students and 8 local students. B.S.P. member explained them some famous Osaka dialect with example sentences so that they use Osaka dialect practically. One of participants left the room, saying “Hona (See you)!” in the Osaka dialect she just learned. The event was lively and successful.

  • 2024.05.01Event
    Calligraphy event (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    April 30th (Tue.), 2024, 12:15- “Calligraphy event” was held by B.S.P.Toyonaka at Toyonaka Branch. The number of participants was 5 international students and 6 local students. Some participants joined the event because they are interested in Calligraphy as one of quiz topics in Welcome Party.They enjoyed writing favorite words, while interacting with each other. One of participants said, “I completed my second calligraphy very well because B.S.P. member told me some tips such as “tome (stop)” and “harai (sweeping)”. The event was a great opportunity for them.

  • 2024.05.01Event
    Welcome Party (B.S.P.Toyonaka)

    April. 26th (Fri.), 2024, 17:30- “Welcome Party” was held at Assembly Hall by Toyonaka B.S.P. The number of participants was 53 international students and 27 local students. They enjoyed “Bingo game” as an ice break, and then played “ITO” and “Quiz session” with the topics such as Osaka University cafeteria, a famous spot in Osaka and so on, by changing members each time so that they got to interact with students from various countries/regions, faculties, and years. The event was lively and successful for all students including newly arrived students.

  • 2024.04.25Event
    City Walk ~Cup Noodle Museum~(OUISA)

    On Sunday, April 21st, 2024, from 10:20 a.m., 16 international students and 1 local student participated in the "City Walk ~Cup Noodle Museum~" organized by OUISA.
    Participants enjoyed making their own original cup noodles. It was a very enjoyable exchange.

     

     

  • 2024.04.22Event
    Welcome Event (B.S.P. Suita & OUISA)

    On April 19th (Fri.), 2024 from 17:00- “Welcome Event” was held by B.S.P. Suita and OUISA on Suita Campus. The number of participants was 40 international students and 14 local students in total. They enjoyed a scavenger hunt outside in groups.

  • 2024.04.19Event
    Welcome Party ( B.S.P. Minoh)

    On April. 18st (Thu.), 18:30-, on the 5th floor of Research and Education Hub,WelcomeParty was held by B.S.P. Minoh. The number of participants was. 57 international students and 29 local students. A warm and fun welcome party was held where students enjoyed interacting with each other through games played by international and local students.

  • 2024.04.18Event
    B.S.P. START UP WEEK (B.S.P.Toyonaka)

    April 10th (Wed.), 2024, - April 16th (Tue.) 12:00- “B.S.P. START UP WEEK” was held by B.S.P. Toyonaka at Toyonaka Branch. The number of participants was 6 international students and 6 local students in total. They asked B.S.P. members about circles, B.S.P. activities and so on, then B.S.P. members answered in detail. Also, they enjoyed talking to each other after the event.

  • 2024.04.18Event
    English Café (B.S.P. Suita)

    April 18th (Thu.), 2024, 12:15- “English Cafe” was held by B.S.P. Suita at IRIS. The number of participants was 6 international students and 3 local students. Frist, they introduced themselves to each other, and then they enjoyed talking about various topics.
    The English Cafe Suita will be held every Thursday from 12:15 PM at IRIS.

     

  • 2024.04.17Event
    Japanese Café (B.S.P. Suita)

    On April 16th (Tue.), 2024, 12:15-, 'Japanese Cafe' event was held at IRIS by B.S.P. Suita, with 5 international students and 3 local students participating.

    Although many students met for the first time, they quickly bonded and engaged in lively conversations. The Japanese Cafe will be held at IRIS every Tuesday at 12:15.

     

  • 2024.04.16Event
    Campus Tour & Chatting (B.S.P. Minoh)
     

    On April 12th (Fri.), 18:30-, Campus Tour was held by B.S.P. Minoh. The number of participants was 4international students and 7 local students. B.S.P. members and new international students walked together inside the building of Minoh Campus. After the tour, they enjoyed chatting.

  • 2024.04.12Event
    OUISA LUNCH HOUR

    LUNCH HOUR hosted by OUISA was held at IRIS on Friday, April 12, 2024 from 12:10 pm. Nine international students and one local student participated.
    Participants enjoyed chatting and having a good time while eating lunch together. It was a friendly exchange.
    We plan to hold this event once a month in the future, so please feel free to join us!

     

  • 2024.04.05Event
    Campus Tour@ Suita Campus

    April 5, 2024 (Fri.), 12:00- “Campus Tour” was held by OUISA, B.S.P. Suita, and volunteers.. The number of participants was 36 international students and 6 local students. Senior students guided new international students to useful places on Suita Campus that they should know. It was a great opportunity for students to interact with each other through conversation as they toured the campus.

     

     

  • 2024.04.05Event
    Campus Tour@ Suita Campus

    April 4th (Thu.), 2024, 12:00-, Campus Tour was held by OUISA, B.S.P.Suita, and volunteers. The number of participants was 39 international students and 3 local students.
    The coordinator students provided detailed explanations about Suita Campus, allowing new international students and local students to explore the campus together and interact with each other.

     

  • 2024.04.04Event
    Campus Tour & Chatting (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    April 3rd (Wed.), 2024, 13:00- “Campus Tour” and 14:00- “Chatting Gathering” were held by B.S.P. Toyonaka at Toyonaka Branch. The number of participants was 19 international students and 3 local students. B.S.P. members guided them to useful places on Toyonaka campus. After the evet, they enjoyed talking to each other in the Toyonaka branch. The event was a great opportunity for them.

  • 2024.02.14Event
    Debate Event (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    February 8th (Thu.), 2024, 12:30- “Debate Event” was held by B.S.P.Toyonaka at Toyonaka Branch. The number of participants was 3 international students and 4 local students.They enjoyed debating the topic "Do we need KEIGO?" in Japanese.The event was a great opportunity to discuss the topic from various perspective, while interacting with each other.

  • 2024.02.06Event
    OUISA Hour~Mexico~(OUISA)

    “OUISA HOUR ~ Mexico~” was held in a hybrid format at IRIS on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 12:10 pm. Nine international students and one local student participated in person, in addition to 1 international student online.
    Karla, an international student from Mexico, gave an introduction on Mexican geography, food culture, festivals, and Mexican inventions. This was followed by a question-and-answer session from the participants, which led to a peaceful exchange.

  • 2024.01.30Event
    Let’s make MOCHI (OUISA)

    On Friday, January 26, 2024, a "Let's make MOCHI" event organized by OUISA was held at IRIS from 16:30. Sixteen international students and three local students participated in the event. Participants made Fruits Daifuku by wrapping various fruits and Anko (sweet bean paste) with freshly pounded Mochi (rice cake). It was a very tasty and enjoyable exchange.

  • 2024.01.30Event
    Mochi Making Class (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    January 26th (Fri.), 2024, 12:15- “Mochi Making Class” was held by B.S.P. Toyonaka at Toyonaka Branch.  The number of participants was 5 international students and 6 local students.  First, they watched how steam glutinous rice softened in the Mochi making machine, and then enjoyed rolling Mochi into a ball and eating with red bean paste, soybean flour, sweet soy sauce glaze, and so on.  It was a great time of exchange together and such a nice experience especially for students who had never made Mochi before.

  • 2024.01.25Event
    Language Café (B.S.P. Minoh)

    In January 233h (Tue.), 12:30-, on the 5th floor of “Research and Education Hub”, the last Language Café for this semester was held by B.S.P. Minoh. From October to January, 56 cafés in 19 languages were held.  The total number of participants was 385 international students and 283 local students. It was a great opportunity to make friends for participants. Language Café will be held also in the next semester of 2024. 

  • 2024.01.23Event
    City Walk ~Osaka Castle Illumination~(OUISA)

    On Sunday, January 14, 2024, from 15:50 p.m., 13 international students and 1 local student participated in the "City Walk ~Osaka Castle Illumination~" organized by OUISA. Participants enjoyed various illuminations including Osaka Castle. It was a very enjoyable exchange.

  • 2024.01.23Event
    Let’s make Baby Castella (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    January 19th (Fri.), 2024, 12:15- “Let’s make Baby Castella” was held by B.S.P.Toyonaka at Toyonaka Branch. The number of participants was 12 international students and 4 local students. First, B.S.P. members explained how to make Baby Castella, and then they enjoyed making Baby Castella by using 2 Takoyaki plates while talking to each other. They had a great time together.

  • 2024.01.22Event
    OUISA HOUR ~France~ (OUISA)

    “OUISA HOUR ~France~”was held in a hybrid format at IRIS on Monday, January 22, 2024 from 12:10 pm. Nine international students and one local student participated in person, and one international student and one local student participated online.
    Harrison, an international student from France, gave a detailed introduction about the history and culture of his native country, France. A question-and-answer session followed, providing a good opportunity for exchange with the participants.

  • 2024.01.22Event
    Japanese Café (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    January 18th (Thu.), 2023, 12:15- “Japanese Cafe”, the last one of this semester, was held by B.S.P.Toyonaka at Toyonaka Branch. The number of participants of the semester was 258 international students and 90 local students in total. They got to interact with students from various countries/regions, faculties, and grade levels in Japanese Café. The cafes were always lively and enjoyable weekly events. One of the participants said, “Thanks to Japanese cafes, I had a great time in Japan.”

     

  • 2024.01.22Event
    OUISA LUNCH HOUR (OUISA)

    OUISA LUNCH HOUR hosted by OUISA was held at IRIS on Friday, January 19, 2024 from 12:10 pm. Six international students and one local student participated. This event is held once a month and this was the third time.
    Participants enjoyed chatting and having a good time while eating lunch together. It was a friendly exchange.

  • 2024.01.18Event
    English Cafe(B.S.P. Suita)

    Jan. 18th (Thu), 2024, 12:15-, the last "English Cafe" of this semester was held at IRIS by B.S.P. Suita. The number of participants was 7 international students and 2 local students. It was held from October to January once a week.
    It was a fruitful time between international students and local students who learn English.

     

  • 2024.01.18Event
    Caramelized Fruits Making (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    January 17th (Wed.), 2024, 12:15- “Caramelized fruits making” event was held by B.S.P.Toyonaka at Toyonaka Branch. The number of participants was 9 international students and 6 local students.  They enjoyed making caramelized fruits made from melted sugar and skewered fresh fruits such as oranges, grapes, and cherry tomatoes while interacting with each other.   

     

  • 2024.01.18Event
    Game Event (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    January 16th (Tue), 12:15-, “Game Event” was held by B.S.P. Toyonaka at Toyonaka Branch. The number of participants was 5 international students and 5 local students. They were divided into some groups and, and they played a variety of very exciting games such as Japanese Karuta, Othello, and world’s popular games including Uno and Jenga. The event was good opportunity of cultural exchange between international students and local ones.

     

     

  • 2024.01.16Event
    Japanese Calligraphy Event (B.S.P. Minoh)

    January 11th (Thu.), 12:30-, on the 5th floor of “Research and Education Hub”,“Kakizome (Calligraphy) ” was held by B.S.P. Minoh. The number of participants was 18 international students and 8 local students.
    The international students experienced the traditional event ofJapanese New Year, and they had a good time.

  • 2024.01.16Event
    Japanese Traditional Play Day (B.S.P. Suita)

    January 16th (Tue.), 2024, 12:15- “Japanese Traditional Play Day” was held by B.S.P. Suita at IRIS. The number of participants was 13 international students and 1 local students.
    We organized an event to enjoy traditional Japanese games such as Kendama and stacked Daruma game. Participants enthusiastically engaged in the activities, experiencing and sharing enjoyable moments immersed in Japanese culture and tradition.

  • 2024.01.15Event
    Debate Event (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    January 10th (Wed.), 2023, 12:15- “Debate Event” was held by B.S.P.Toyonaka at Toyonaka Branch. The number of participants was 9 international students and 5 local students. They enjoyed debating some topics, such as “should one use social media or not?” “Is ChatGPT beneficial for humanity?” “Which city is better to live in Tokyo or Osaka?” They had a great time while sharing their opinions.

     

  • 2024.01.15Event
    Calligraphy Event(B.S.P. Suita )

    January 9th (Tue.), 2024, 12:15- “Calligraphy event” was held by B.S.P. Suita at IRIS. The number of participants was 11 international students and 4 local students.
    Under the careful guidance of B.S.P. members, participants learned the proper use of brushes and fundamental techniques in calligraphy. Participants were eager and dedicated, sharing the joy of expressing their names and New Year's aspirations in Kanji.

  • 2024.01.11Event
    Calligraphy event (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    January 9th (Tue.), 2024, 12:15- “Calligraphy event” was held by B.S.P.Toyonaka at Toyonaka Branch. The number of participants was 14 international students and 8 local students.

    They enjoyed writing New Year’s resolution and favorite words while talking to each other. The event was a great opportunity for them.

  • 2023.12.25Event
    Night Walk~Midosuji Illumination~(B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    December 21st (Thu.), 2023, 18:00~ “Night Walk~Midosuji Illumination” was held by B.S.P.Toyonaka. The number of participants was 12 international students and 5 local students. They really enjoyed seeing various colors illumination together.

     

  • 2023.12.22Event
    Tea Party & Scone Making( B.S.P.Suita)

    December 21st (Thu.), 2023, 15:00- “Tea party & scone making” was held by B.S.P.Suita at IRIS. The number of participants was 6 international students and 5 local students. They were divided into groups and enjoyed making scones. The baking time was also a good time for some first participants and other students to talk to each other.

  • 2023.12.22Event
    Secret Gift Swap (OUISA)

    A Secret Gift Swap organized by OUISA was held on Wednesday, December 20th, 2023 at 17:00 in IC Hall.15 international students and 5 local students participated.
    Participants enjoyed playing games and exchanged gifts they brought to each other. It was a lively exchange.

  • 2023.12.18Event
    English Cafe (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    December 15th (Fri.), 2023, 12:15- “English Café” was held by B.S.P.Toyonaka at Toyonaka Branch.  The number of participants was 11 international students and 5 local students.  They divided into 2 groups and enjoyed lively conversation about a wide variety of topics such as learning, study abroad, their home countries or regions’ cultures and rare foods, and so on. They had a great time together.

  • 2023.12.18Event
    Let’s make Dalgona (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    December 14th (Thu.), 2023, 15:10- “Let’s make Dalgona” was held by B.S.P.Toyonaka at Toyonaka Branch. The number of participants was 16 international students and 7 local students. First, B.S.P. members explained how to make Dalgona, and then participants were divided into 3 groups. They had a great time while making Dalgona with a wide variety of shapes, such as star, tree and heart.

  • 2023.12.13Event
    Night Walk-Midosuji (B.S.P. Suita)

    December.12th(Tue.),2023,18:00-,“Night Walk-Midosuji” was held by B.S.P. Suita.
    The number of participants was 13 international students and 5 local students.
    Participants enjoyed viewing the Midosuji Illumination and strolling through the ginkgo tree-lined streets illuminated with various colors.

  • 2023.12.07Event
    OUISA HOUR~Serbia~(OUISA)

    OUISA HOUR~Serbia~" was held at IRIS on Wed, Dec. 6th, 2023, from 12:10 pm. The event was attended by 7 international students in person.
    Tamara, an international student, gave a detailed presentation on the history and society of her native Serbia. After the presentation, a lively Q&A session was held with the participants. The exchange was very friendly.

  • 2023.12.07Event
    Origami Workshop (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    December 6th (Thu), 12:15-, “Origami Workshop” was held by B.S.P. Toyonaka at Toyonaka Branch. The number of participants was 13 international students and 8 local students. They were divided into 3 groups, and then, they enjoyed folding origami papers such as crane, panda, Ninja star, snow man, ribbon, rose and so on. Everyone had a great time making each origami works.

  • 2023.12.04Event
    "TAKOYAKI" Cooking Party (B.S.P. Minoh)

    On December 1st(Fri.), 18:30 -, on the 5th floor of Research and Education Hub, Cooking Party “Making TAKOYAKI ” was held by B.S.P. Minoh. The number of participants was 13 international students and 5 local students. Participants of international students, who had never made TAKOYAKI before, were also able to have a good time of exchange through detailed explanations by B.S.P. members, who are used to making TAKOYAKI.

     

  • 2023.12.01Event
    Language Cafe in December(B.S.P. Minoh)

    On November, the various Language Cafe was held by B.S.P. Minoh. It was Japanese, English, Korean, Chinese, Hindi, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Swedish, Indonesia, Turkey, Thai, German! The number of participants was 192 Students (111 international students and 81 local students). Participants talked about various topics.
     It was a useful time between native Language speaking students and local students who are learning Language.

  • 2023.11.29Event
    Korean Chit-Chat (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    November 28th (Tue.), 2023, 12:15- “Korean Chit-Chat” was held by B.S.P. Toyonaka at Toyonaka Branch. The number of participants was 9 international students and 3 local students. They were divided into 2 groups, and then, they enjoyed talking about a lot of topics, such as a personality test (current trend in Korea), travel, why became interested in Korean culture, and the like in Korean. They had a really great time together.

  • 2023.11.29Event
    Nov.26th (Sun.) Nature Walk to Uji (B.S.P. Suita)

    November. 26th (Sun.), 2023, 13:00-, “Nature Walk to Uji” was held by B.S.P. Suita.
    The number of participants was 8 international students and 3 local students.
    They visited the Byodoin temple, a world heritage, and Uji-gawa River, etc.
    They enjoyed the vibrant autumn foliage in Kyoto.

  • 2023.11.21Event
    Nov.19th (Sun.) Nature Walk -A Hike to Kurama-(OUISA)

    On Sunday, November 19, 2023, from 1:05 p.m., 24 international students and 2 local students participated in the "Nature Walk ~A Hike to Kurama~" organized by OUISA. Participants enjoyed hiking in Kyoto. It was a very enjoyable exchange.

  • 2023.11.21Event
    Rice ball Making Class (B.S.P. Suita)

    November 20th (Mon.), 2023, 12:15- “Rice ball Making Class” was held by B.S.P.Suita at IRIS. The number of participants was 10 international students and 6 local students. First, B.S.P. members explained how to make Rice ball, and then they enjoyed creating original rice balls of various sizes and shapes. It was a great opportunity for the participants to interact with each other.

  • 2023.11.20Event
    English Cafe (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    November 17th (Fri.), 2023, 12:15- “English Café” was held by B.S.P.Toyonaka at Toyonaka Branch. The number of participants was 14 international students and 9 local students. They really enjoyed English conversation with students from various faculties and years.

  • 2023.11.14Event
    Rice ball Making Class (B.S.P. Toyonaka)

    November 13th (Mon.), 2023, 13:00- “Rice ball Making Class” was held by B.S.P.Toyonaka at Toyonaka Branch. The number of participants was 13 international students and 3 local students. First, B.S.P. members explained how to make Rice ball, and then they enjoyed making original Rice balls, putting pickled plums, tuna mayo, bonito flakes, seaweeds and so on. They really enjoyed cooking while interacting with each other.

  • 2023.11.01Event
    language cafe (B.S.P. Minoh)

    This term started with Turkish café on October 17th, and we had 9 cafes in total this month, with 5 different languages. 126 international students and 68 local students participated in these events. They all had a warm and enjoyable time together. In November, we are planning to host over 10 language cafes.

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