Global Center for Higher Education(GHE)
Organized events and conferences

Organized events

Farmers’ homestay

農家民泊の様子

農家民泊の様子

Join us for a two-day, one-night experience at a farmhouse in Senboku City!

As part of the Akita International Student Exchange Promotion Conference, we have been offering international students from within Akita Prefecture the opportunity to take part in agricultural work and to enjoy a homestay experience with farmers since 2012. Every year, we hold two agricultural experience programs: the first is the “Agricultural Experience Tour” in October, where participants stay at a farmhouse and work on the farm while interacting with the farmers, and the second is the “Harvest Thanksgiving Tour” in November, where participants cook with the harvested crops. International students are invited to make Nishiki-machi, Senboku City, their third home in addition to their home in Akita Prefecture, where Akita University is located, and engage in meaningful encounters and learning. We are really looking forward to welcoming you to the farm!

For more information about this year’s program, please click here.

Previous farmers’ homestay programs

農家民泊の様子
農家民泊の様子
農家民泊の様子
農家民泊の様子
農家民泊の様子
農家民泊の様子
農家民泊の様子
農家民泊の様子
農家民泊の様子

Mochi rice pounding contests

もちつき大会の様子

Interact with local residents through mochi pounding!

Experience the traditional Japanese culture of mochi-tsuki (pounding rice cakes) with local residents in a time-honored way, and enjoy delicious rice cakes. Joining our Akita University students are international students from neighboring universities such as Akita Prefectural University, North Asia University, and Akita International University who also take part in this event. Come and enjoy the traditional Japanese event of mochi pounding together with our local residents! We are really looking forward to mochi pounding with you!

For more information about this year’s program, please click here. Coming soon!

Previous mochi rice pounding contests

もちつき大会の様子
もちつき大会の様子
もちつき大会の様子
もちつき大会の様子
もちつき大会の様子
もちつき大会の様子
もちつき大会の様子
もちつき大会の様子
もちつき大会の様子

Exchange programs with the neighborhood community
in the vicinity of the international student dormitory

留学生寮周辺町内会との交流事業

Deepen exchanges with people in the neighborhood community through a variety of activities!

Akita University holds an exchange program with the neighborhood community in the vicinity of the international student dormitory twice a year. People from the neighborhood, high school students, international students, and Japanese students form groups and engage in various activities such as cooking and case studies on ways to resolve problems. This event aims to deepen mutual understanding through the process of discussions and joint work led by our students. Anyone is welcome to participate!

For more information about this year’s program, please click here. Coming soon!

Previous exchange programs

留学生寮周辺町内会との交流事業
留学生寮周辺町内会との交流事業
留学生寮周辺町内会との交流事業
留学生寮周辺町内会との交流事業
留学生寮周辺町内会との交流事業
留学生寮周辺町内会との交流事業
留学生寮周辺町内会との交流事業
留学生寮周辺町内会との交流事業
留学生寮周辺町内会との交流事業

Ski camp training sessions

スキーツアー

Enjoy skiing together for two days and one night!

Every year in February, we hold a ski camp training session for international and Japanese students at a ski resort in Akita Prefecture. Instructors are also available for those who are skiing for the first time. Join us by participating in this training session and make lots of friends. Come and enjoy winter in Akita with us. We are really looking forward to skiing with you!

For more information about this year’s program, please click here. Coming soon!

Previous ski camp training sessions

スキーツアーの様子
スキーツアーの様子
スキーツアーの様子
スキーツアーの様子
スキーツアーの様子
スキーツアーの様子
スキーツアーの様子
スキーツアーの様子
スキーツアーの様子

Conferences

Conference for the promotion of exchanges with international students
in Akita Prefecture and other regions

秋田地域留学生等交流推進会議
秋田地域留学生等交流推進会議

With its secretariat located in the International Affairs Division of Akita University, the conference discusses measures to promote the acceptance of international students and holds international exchanges once a year, with members including higher education institutions, local governments, economic organizations, and organizations related to international exchanges in the prefecture.

The people involved in this committee work together to proactively promote international exchanges, including the acceptance of international students in the prefecture and exchange activities with the local residents.

List of conference members (Japanese only)

Guidelines for the conference (Japanese only)

Summary of the conference and handouts (Japanese only)

Report on “Akita International Student Exchanges” (Japanese only)