Academic Support

First Year Retreat

This is an event for first-year students to plan their four years of study at the College of International Relations and to build the foundation for their own four years of "learning and growth" (seminar selection, graduation thesis, etc.) by listening to talks from faculty members and graduates about various study opportunities such as program selection, seminar selection, study abroad, and future career choices.

Guests include graduates who have worked in international organisations, national government officials, IT companies, car manufacturers, consulting firms and general trading companies overseas. The session is held by English or Japanese speaking guests.

Some of the first-year participants said: "My idea of university life was blurry, but I was able to gain some insight which brought me relief." " It was an educational opportunity to hear stories from a graduate of the major I am partaking in." "I learned how to make the most of student support offered through the university. I think it will help me enrich my educational life" and "I want to seize the opportunities the university offers and not waste them."

Employment and higher education destinations of graduates who participated in previous years

International Relations Major * Conducted in Japanese

  • International Automobile Manufacturer
  • UNV (United Nations Volunteers), JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)
  • IT Company
  • National Civil Servant
  • International General Trading Company
  • HR Recruitment Consultant
  • Risk Management Consultant
  • Graduate School of International Relations