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    Eligibility: to be an international student who is enrolled at a university in Tokyo
"Home Visit" program
Would you like to visit a Japanese house and have a pleasant time with a Japanese family?
Date: May 12 (Sat) 13:00-17:00
Meeting place: MIFA (2-19-15, Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku)
Fee: free (MIFA membership required)
Capacity: 30 persons
*If you already joined the program last year, please refrain from applying.
Apply: to MIFA (info@mifa.jp), informing of your name, gender,
nationality, address, cell phone and the university you are enrolled in.
Note: Participants are kindly requested to register themselves as a MIFA
member. (annual membership fee for student is \500).
 
 

Presenters wanted for International Student Cultural Ambassador Presentation Program: Lecture or Cooking
1 Lecture in Japanese
Date: 9th June (Sat.) 13:00-15:00
Venue: MIFA (2-19-15, Kamimeguro, Meguroku)
Number of presenters wanted: 4 (10-15mins presentation for each presenter)
Eligibility: To be an international student, keen to improve Japanese proficiency also to make a presentation in Japanese. * Assistance including Japanese pronunciation training will be provided.
2 Cooking event
Date: 7th July (Sat.) 10:00-14:00
Venue: Cooking room in Midorigaoka (near Jiyugaoka station, on Tokyu-Toyoko line)
Number of presenters wanted: 4 (2 groups consisting of 2 students from the same country, and can cook 2 dishes)
Eligibility: To be an international student willing to introduce food of the country for Japanese.
* MIFA will cover all expenses for ingredients required for the event.
For both "Lecture in Japanese" and "Cooking event":
This activity is a collaboration work with Japanese volunteers. Therefore, presenters will be kindly requested to attend meetings with volunteers, scheduled on 21st Apr.(Sat.), 12th May.(Sat.), and 26th May.(Sat.) at 10:00-12:00.
Remuneration: Each student (presenter) will receive 5,000JPY on the day of the event. Additionally, 500JPY worth prepaid card at every meeting in MIFA.
Apply: to MIFA (info@mifa.jp), informing of the program type you apply for (lecture or cooking), your name, sex, nationality, date of arrival in Japan, address, phone number and the university you are enrolled in.
Application must be submitted no later than March 31. If you apply for the lecture in Japanese, please describe the theme and contents of your presentation. Also, please mention about your Japanese proficiency: basic, intermediate, advanced. If you apply for the cooking, please suggest the menu (two dishes).
Note: Presenters will be kindly requested to register themselves as a MIFA member. (annual membership fee for student is 500JPY)
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Event calendar in 2017
Month Day Time Activity Apply
April  8 10:00-12:00 Kick-off
- Lecture by Ph.D. Reiko Sato, Tokyo Institute of Technology (conducted in Japanese)
- Introduction to annual events (in Japanese)
finished
22 10:00-12:00
13:00-15:00
team meeting (orientation for cultural ambassadors)
meeting/orientation for Japanese host families
finished
May  20 10:00-12:00
13:00-17:00
team meeting
Home visit
finished
report
June  3 10:00-12:00 team meeting
10 10:00-12:00
13:00-15:00
team meeting
Cultural Ambassador Presentation - LECTURE given by Nepalese, Indonesian and Tunisian students
report
July  1 10:00-14:00 Japanese cooking report
8 10:00-14:00 Cultural Ambassador Presentation - COOKING conducted by French, Vietnamese and Chinese students report
September 9 10:00-12:00 team meeting (orientation for cultural ambassadors) finished
30 10:00-12:00 team meeting finished
October  7 10:00-12:00 team meeting finished
14 13:00-15:00 Cultural Ambassador Presentation - LECTURE in Japanese
by Polish, Chilean, Sudanese and Russian students
report
21 13:00-15:00 team meeting finished
November 11 10:00-16:00 Walk around Kamakura report
December 2 13:00-15:00 Home visit
report
16 10:00-11:30 meeting  

 
Report on Activities in 2017
Home Visit
time December 12, 2017 (Sat) 13:00~17:00 
particpants  25 international students hosted by 14 Japanese families
university Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tokyo, GRIPS, Waseda University, Shibaura Institute of Technology
Voice of students - This is a great initiative & one can learn about true Japanese lifestyle & culture practical. I highly appreciate this activity.
- A warm welcome from host family. A priceless experience and insight of Japanese daily lifestyle.
- Great experience, I would recommend it to every foreign student
- I really like and appreciate this activity. I found new family here. The way MIFA organized this activity through meeting and introduction first of all participants then let the participants went with the family worked at its best.
     
     

Walk around Kamakura 
Time  November 11 (Sat), 2017 10:00-16:00  
Route Kamakura station - Hase temple - Great Buddha - Sasuke-Inari Shrine - Zeniarai-Benten - Kamakura station
Participants 30 (18 international students, 129 Japanese volunteers)
University Tokyo Institute of Technology, TokyoUniversity, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies
Cooperation Kamakura Welcome Guide
     
     


Cultural Ambassador Presentation Program  
Time  October 14 (Sat), 2017 13:00-15:30
Venue MIFA
Participants  44 persons
Presenters
(4 international
students)
1Julia Prajsnar (Poland, University of Tokyo)
2 Sara Ahmed (Sudan, University of Tokyo)
3 Kuzmenko Boris (Russia, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
4 Vargas Victoria Andrea Garay (Chile, GRIPS)
   
     
     

Cultural Ambassador Presentation Program - World cooking, presented by international students
Time  July 8, 2017 (Sat.) 10:00-14:00  
Venue Cooking Room, Midorigaoka Bunka Kaikan, Meguroku
Particpants  31 (international presenters 4, Japanese volunteers 8, Participants 19)
Presenters and Menu ・Poulet Basquaise by Michel Pohl(French, University of Tokyo)
・Pho Bo by Nguyen Thi Kim Anh (Vietnamese, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
・Honey Lotus Root with Sticky Rice by Lu Yuwei & Gao Lu(Chinese, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Feedback by presenters ・Japanese volunteers helped a lot during the preparation and it was nice to speak to these nice people.
・I feel very happy. All volunteers helped and supported me a lot. I very appreciate. Thank you very much.
     
     
     

Let’s cook Japanese home cuisine!! 
Time   July 8 (Sat), 2017 10::0-14:00  
Venue Cooking Room, Midorigaoka Bunka Kaikan, Meguro-ku
Participants 34 (26 internationalstudents and 8 Japanesevolunteers)
University Tokyo Institute of Technology, Univ. of Tokyo, GRIPS, Keio Univ. Musashino Univ., Hitotsubashi Univ., Shibaura Institute of Technology
Menu - Pickled dish with Sweetened vinegar
- Onigiri: Rice ball
- Kenchin-jiru: Tofu and Vegetables miso soup
- Fried eggplant with Sesame flavor
- Sauteed chicken thighs with Japanese pepper *Halal chicken used
Voice of participants  ・The event was organized and conducted very nicely. The recipes were easy to learn too. Overall it was a very enjoyable event.
・Yes, good environment, kind volunteers, new friends :)
・A lot of fun, well managed, and I learnt how to cook some new dishes
     
     

Cultural Ambassador Presentation Program  
Time  June 10 (Sat), 2017 13:00-15:00
Venue MIFA
Participants  53 persons
Presenters/Topic
(4 international
students)
1 Keshav Pokhrel, Mr.(Nepal, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Topic: Rituals of Life in Nepal
2 Nesrin Berjab, Ms. (Tunisia, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Topic: Tunisian Culture
3 Ayuningtyas Prawesti Puspita, Ms. (Indonesia, GRIPS)
Topic: The bilateral relationship between Indonesia and Japan
4 Yuni Susanti,Ms (Indonesia, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Topic: The Day of Silence
     
     
     

Home Visit
time May 20, 2017 (Sat) 13:00~17:00 
particpants  35 international students hosted by 23 Japanese families
university Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tokyo, GRIPS, Waseda University
Voice of students - Excellent initiative by MIFA. Wonderful opportunity for international students to experience the authentic Japanese house and interact with the host family .
- The activity is extremely helpful and wonderful.
- This programme is excellent. It's quite a rare chance to visit a local Japanese home.
- Okasan made delicious green tea and japanese dessert for me. Otosan offerred me icecream. We had a good talk about freetime and hobbies. I showed them pictures of my hometown in Thailand. Otosan and Okasan showed me their pictures from their trips abroad.
     
     



Report on International students exchange activites in 2016
This program started in April and we conducted 9 cultural events until November.

No. of participants: 457 (160 int'l students and 297 Japanese)
Universities: 9 (Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tokyo, GRIPS, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Keio University, Waseda University, Meiji University, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo University of Science)
Countries/Area: 36 (Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Australia, Germany, etc.)

Report on International students exchange activites in 2015
This program started in April and we conducted 9 cultural events until November.

No. of participants: 630 (149 int'l students and 481 Japanese)
Universities: 9 (Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tokyo, GRIPS, University of Electro-Communications, Tama University, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Hitotsubashi University, Meiji University)
Countries/Area:29 (Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Napal, France, Malaysia, etc.)


This program started in April and we conducted 10 cultural events until November.
No. of participants: 619 (160 int'l students and 459 Japanese)
Universities: 10 (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Univ. of Tokyo, GRIPS, Waseda Univ., Univ. of Electro-Communications, Musashino Univ., TUFS, Japan College of Social Work, Yokhama National Univ., Gunma Univ.)
Countries/Area: 27 (Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Napal, France, Malaysia, Iran, Myanmar, Poland, South Korea, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Turkey, Philippines, India, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Libya, Belgium, Guatemala, Brasil)

This program started in April and we conducted nine events until November.

No. of participants: 583 (133 int'l students and 450 Japanese)
Countries: 32 (Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Iran, Philippines, Bangladesh, Finland, Tunisia, etc.)
Universities: 12 (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Univ. of Tokyo, GRIPS, Waseda Univ., TMDU, Keio Univ., Univ. of Electro-Communications, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology, Showa Univ., TUFS, Bunka Gakuen Univ., Gunma Univ.)


This program started in April and we conducted eleven events until November.

154 students from 29 countries and 7 universities participated and, the total number of participants reached 693, including 539 Japanese.


This program started in April and we conducted eleven events until November.

215 students from 39 countries and 10 universities participated and, the total number of participants reached 861, including 646 Japanese.



Supported by Nakajima Foundationa through Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), the exchange activities kicked off with a meeting in April and, we conducted 12 different cultural events until November.

231 students from 42 countries and 11 universities participated and, the total number of participants reached 679, including 448 Japanese.

Thank you very much for your participation. Please access our website to know more about the activities. We look forward to meeting you next year.
 
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This program was subsidized by the 2009 Regional International Students Exchange Programs of Nakajima Foundation that Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) has undertaken.

Reports on International Students’ Local Exchange Activities Supported by the Nakajima Foundation FY2009

Click here for the report in English112.04KB



This program is subsidized by 2008 Regional International Students Exchange Programs of Nakajima Foundation that Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) has undertaken.

JASSO's website (food exchange program by MIFA)

To see the Poster of the program 2008, please click here.
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