2019年度前期 留学生オリエンテーション&学長主催 留学生懇談会2019 Spring Semester: Welcome Party for International Students

April 12, 2019





On April 10, 2019, an orientation and a welcome party hosted by the president were held on the Ueno campus to welcome new international students who joined Tokyo University of the Arts in the spring semester 2019.

Professor Mitsuko Okamoto, Director of the Global Support Center, opened the orientation with a welcome speech, followed by two other members of the Global Support Center, Project Professor Yoshie Itani, who gave an an introduction to student’s life at Tokyo Geidai, and Project Lecturer Eriko Ishida, who explained her Japanese language classes. The International Affairs Office discussed important topics such as residence card and insurance necessary to live in Japan.

Then, representing all tutors, an animation student, Liu Yinan from the Graduate School of Film and New Media, offered words of welcome and encouragement.

After the orientation, a welcome party was held. Many international students and representatives of foundations offering scholarships to international students participated in the party and enjoyed conversations with one another. Mr. Pan Chengfei in the saxophone program of the Department of Instrumental Music played saxophone with a piano accompaniment by Ms. Minami Muraoka of the Department of musicology. It was the first time that a saxophone performance was given at this biannual welcome party and their performance added grace to the party.

Some students came across their seniors in college back home and shared the excitement. The party went well with livery conversations and was a good opportunity to deepen the friendship among students.

(International Affairs Division)