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University of the Ryukyus Intensive Study Program in OKINAWA

  • December 22, 2020
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Under the auspices of the University’s Inter-University Exchange Project, this program provides students from the University’s partner institutions in the Pacific island region with the opportunity to participate in a five to ten-day short-term intensive study program with the aim of fostering global leadership to propel sustainable development for the Pacific island region.

This program will be conducted online in consideration of current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 which have resulted in the continuation of restrictions on international travel. 

This program is centered upon the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), featuring a series of lectures and interaction with opportunities for collaborative learning on common issues faced by countries and territories in the Pacific island region.

The collaborative and interactive components of this program aim to encourage multicultural understanding, leverage knowledge on SDGs and nurture leadership. Part of this program will be held in collaboration with the University’s intensive outbound study program for Japanese students. As part of program participation, students must take part in pre-program training utilizing COIL that will familiarize participants on the main themes of interest in this program.


University and college students who are currently enrolled in partner institutions (including those who are expected to graduate in May 2021).

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Maui College, Kaua’i Community College, Kapiʻolani Community College, Hawaiʻi Community College, Honolulu Community College, Leeward Community College, Windward Community College, University of Guam, Palau Community College, College of Micronesia-FSM, College of Marshall Islands

Program Period 

8 days between March 10-19, 2021 (excluding Saturdays and Sundays)

Course Credits 

Those who successfully complete the whole program (including pre-and post-program components) will receive TWO credits for the University’s “Special Lectures on Inter-Disciplinary Sciences”. (These credits may be transferred upon review and approval of participants’ home institutions.)

Program Requirements

Prior to the main program, participants are required to participate in pre-program sessions. All participants must submit a reflection and a program evaluation report within one month of completing the main program.

Application Process 

Applicants must submit all documents listed below through the international student office of the student’s home institution by the deadline below. (Direct submissions by applicants or mailed applications will not be accepted).

Program application form (Download form HERE)

Certificate of Enrollment from home institution

*Program guidelines and details are available for download HERE

Submission Deadline

January 15 , 2021 (Fri) at 5:00 PM (Japan Time)

Notification of Selection Outcomes 

Selection results will be announced through email to selected candidates and their respective international student offices on January 29, 2021. 

Ms. Serinah TAN
Institute for Global Education,
The University of the Ryukyus