Cross Cultural College (CCC) at Kwansei Gakuin University (Summer 2018)


Join students from Queen's, the University of Toronto, Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) and Mount Allison as part of a jointly-developed certificate program that focuses on contemporary issues in Japanese and Canadian business, politics and culture.

Credits earned during the Program will transfer back to Mount Allison at the 2000-level and will likewise count towards the completion of a Cross Cultural College Certificate. All courses are taught in English. Knowledge of Japanese is helpful but not a requirement. Where/when applicable, tuition is paid to Mount Allison. Any program-related charges are paid directly to KGU. Students are responsible for all other incidental and travel costs. Japanese government scholarships are also available.

For a full description of each of the available programs, refer to the Program Description section below.



Program Overview   

The Global Career Seminar (August 1-10, 2018) aims to introduce current business issues, and to provide students with an opportunity to analyze and find solutions for actual problems assigned to them by companies/organizations based in Canada. The seminar will organize students screened and selected from Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) and its three partner universities into groups. The students will then be given specific business problems, offered by representatives from corporations, which they will be expected to analyze and propose solutions for. During the fall semester recorded online pre-seminar sessions will be provided for preparation, and on commencement of the seminar in Japan in August, further lectures, discussions not only with peer students but also with the company executives, and preparation for group presentations will take place. The final presentations will be made to the representatives of the companies and organizations that proposed the problems. 

-The companies/organizations involved in summer 2017 program (last year);  Embassy of Canada, IBM, Ricoh, Kao Corporation

-Brief schedule for host company/organization allocation; *The host companies/organizations have not been fixed yet, and will be announced once they are confirmed. 

The Global Internship Japan (August 16-31, 2018) aims to introduce basic business concepts and practices in transnational companies in Japan, or basic understanding of global citizenship in public organizations. It provides students with an opportunity to experience and analyze practical issues in Japanese business settings through paired internships consisting of KGU and Canadian university students. Students interning at public organization will be given an opportunity to experience and analyze ongoing social problems. By taking this course, students will improve their understanding of Japanese business/social issues, and cross-cultural cooperation.



Program Period    

Global Career Seminar runs from August 1-10, 2018

Global Internship Japan runs from August 16-31, 2018  

Students that wish to participate in both programs must find their accommodation between August 11-15, 2018.  


Online Pre-Seminar Sessions (Mandatory)

10 Pre-Seminar Sessions will be conducted in the early summer (in the lead up to the Global Career Seminar)   

*Applicants must watch all the recorded online Pre-Seminar Sessions stated in the Syllabus.  

2 Pre-Seminar sessions will be conducted in July (in the lead up to the Global Internship Japan)




3 credits will be awarded from KGU. Credits awarded by KGU will be recognized and transferred by participating students’ home universities. 



KGU will arrange shared accommodation (without meals) for the participants during the program, which will be included in the program fees. The accommodation where students are going to stay is as follows. 


Tuition fees    

*Participating students should pay applicable tuition fee for credits earned to Mount Allison University.  If a student participates in one program, they will pay for one 3-credit course.  If a student participates in both programs, they will pay for two 3-credit courses.  


Program fees 

*Students are asked to pay the program fees to KGU. Please refer to the attached “Program Fees and Travel  Arrangements” for the details of what is included in the fee. 

*Students are responsible for their own meals and transportation cost (including travel cost to and from Japan, and commuting cost to and from Kwansei Gakuin University) during the program.  


Travel Arrangements   

*Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements to Japan.


Number of Places    

7 MTA students for the Global Career Seminar

3 MTA students for the Global Internship


Conditions for Application

*Applicants must have completed two semesters of study at their home university as of June 2018. Graduate students are not eligible. 

*Applicants must watch all the recorded online Pre-Seminar Sessions stated in the Syllabus.  


Inquiries and Applications

*Intending applicants should apply to the relevant office (listed below) of their home university with the  documents listed below. *Each university will inform the Cross-Cultural College office at KGU of the applicants list with the application documents by February 28th, 2018

  Contact Office       Mount Allison University: International Centre