KGU

Winter 2019 Cross Cultural College (CCC) in Toronto @ the University of Toronto 

Join students from Queen's, the University of Toronto, Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) and Mount Allison over the Winter Reading Break as part of a jointly-developed certificate program that focuses on contemporary issues in Japanese and Canadian business, politics and culture. All courses are taught in English. Knowledge of Japanese is helpful but not a requirement. For this program tuition is paid to Mount Allison however if you are not overloading in either the fall 2018 or the winter 2019 term, tuition for this exchange program will be distributed between the two terms and therefore you will not be charged additional tuition fees.    Program fees are paid directly to KGU. Japanese government scholarships are available.   

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Program Overview

The Global Career Seminar (February 17-23, 2019) happens over the Winter Reading Break at the University of Toronto and 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 real companies and organizations. During this seminar, lectures and discussions with peers and company executives will take place. At the end of the seminar, final presentations will be made to the representatives of the companies and organizations that proposed the problems. Some of the companies involved in the Winter 2018 program included Air Canada, Toyoto Canada Ltd., Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Kubota Ltd., Ernst & Young Ltd.  

Pre-Seminar Sessions: The Global Career Seminar program has mandatory online pre-seminar sessions to ensure students are prepared for the courses. 10 pre-seminar sessions will be conducted beginning in late November and leading up to the Global Career Seminar.  

Application

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must have completed two semesters of study at their home university as of January 2019.   
Placements: Mount Allison has 7 placements available for the global career seminar. 
To Apply: Complete the application under the useful links tab by Thursday, October 18.  

Credit

3 credits will be awarded from KGU.   Credits awarded by KGU will be recognized and transferred to Mount Allison as Global Studies at the 2000 level.  Students who wish to use these credits towards degree requirements of a major or minor should consult their faculty advisor and ask that a note be appended to their degree audit form that will confirm that one or several of the courses taken on the program will fulfill the necessary degree requirement.  


Fees

Tuition fees: Tuition is paid to Mount Allison however if you are not overloading in either the fall 2018 or the winter 2019 term, tuition for this exchange program will be distributed over the two terms and therefore students will not be charged additional tuition fees.  

Program fees: Students must pay the program fees to KGU.  The program fee is 49,000 Japanese yen (approximately $560 CAN).  This program fee covers the cost of accommodation and the administrative fee.  This does not include meals and transportation to and from Toronto.   Students are responsible for getting to the hotel from the airport as well.  The hotel is within walking distance to the University of Toronto.   


Accommodation

KGU will arrange shared accommodation (without meals) for the participants during the programs. Accommodation will be at the Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre.