The Spring 2015 Entrance Ceremony
First Step Towards Becoming “World Citizens” to Unlock Your Future
With a 50-50 student body of domestic* and international students, APU has adopted a dual enrollment system that allows students to enroll in either the spring or fall. This system was introduced to accommodate for international academic calendars. On April 1, 2015, APU welcomes about 900 new students at “The Spring 2015 Entrance Ceremony” held at the B-Con Plaza, Beppu City.
It will be a day of celebration to mark the beginning of our new students’ lives in Beppu, Japan. Current students will also join in the celebrations and take part in a range of performances during the ceremony including traditional Indonesian dance, Chinese dragon dance and traditional Japanese drums.
With their dreams and ambitions, students from around the globe will start their new life at APU. Through life on the multicultural APU campus, often referred to as a microcosm of the wider world, students will acquire a wealth of diverse experiences and practical hands on learning, and no doubt form global networks, the skills and capabilities necessary to unlock their future.
In order to assure that parents, family members and well-wishers around the world who cannot attend the ceremony in person are able to watch the event, live footage of the ceremony will be also available on the internet via Ustream (being August 1, 2018, playback via Ustream is no longer available). This service has been available at APU since 2011.
*The term "domestic students" includes international students with non-Japanese nationality possessing residential status in Japan other than "college student". The term "international students" denotes those students who possess a "college student” visa.