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Field Study

Field Study

  • Pursue Your Field of Specialization

What is the Field Study?

What is the Field Study? The Field Study is a program in which students, under the guidance of a faculty members, conduct on-site surveys and research activities based on themes related to the specialized fields of each college, deepening their own interests and concerns and building a bridge between theory and practice.

Why Field Study? Point 1
From the classroom to the world! Fully utilizing places of learning around the globe!

By going into the field, whether domestic or abroad, and experiencing the local problems and activities on the ground, students can deepen their understanding of both the basic and specialized knowledge they learn at APU. In addition, you will be able to learn more about various topics such as the environment, poor countries, international conflicts, and tourism by connecting with local governments, international organizations, corporations, entrepreneurs, NGOs, and other people you can only meet by going to the field.

Why Field Study? Point 2
Instruction by both APU faculty, and local specialists!

The program is offered in small groups. While on site, you will receive in-depth and detailed instruction in your field of specialization from APU faculty advisors. Depending on the program, students may be able to visit international organizations, government agencies, universities, NGOs, etc., which are normally inaccessible to them, and receive direct guidance from various experts through the network of faculty members, thereby further deepening the specialized knowledge learned in classroom lectures. In addition to deepening their specialized knowledge, they will also have the opportunity to think about their future careers.

Why Field Study? Point 3
A rare opportunity to experience the forefront in the field, and consider your future!

The connections you make with the people you meet through fieldwork and the lessons you learn in the field will give you a valuable opportunity to think about your future professional studies and your career vision after graduation. By deepening your specialized study, you will be able to clarify your future career vision and use it as a guideline for your subsequent study plan at APU.

Field Study Activity Gallery

Field Study [AY2022 Fall Semester]

Its contents might be cancelled or changed in affection of the spread of COVID-19 or other reasons.

We are recruiting participants for the "Field Study" for Fall semesters as follows.
If you would like to participate, please read the application guidelines carefully before applying.
Program Length Approx. 1-3 weeks (Differs depending on the program) Program Timing Winter Break (February - March)
Location Thailand,India,Austria,Slovakia,Czech,Okinawa,Fukuoka (Kitakyushu City),Fukuoka (Koga City) Acquired Skills/Abilities
  • Problem-solving
  • Specialized Knowledge
  • Logical Thinking
Program fee 7,000 JPY to 550,000 JPY, depending on the program
Number of Participants 5 to 30 (depending on the program) Application Period October 12, 2022 October 26, 2022 (14:00)
Eligibility 3rd-7th Semester students (whether international or domestic)
*There are other application requirements. Please check the Application Information for details.
Additional Information
Guidance Session [Japanese] 2022. October 12 (Wed.) 15:10 – 15:50
[English] 2022. October 12 (Wed.) 16:00 – 16:40
Venue: Classroom F102
Zoom MTG ID: 960 7971 5220
Guidance Session Recorded Data
(Recorded data will be available day after the guidance until the end of the application period.)
How to Apply Apply through the online application form (Application form will be available during the application period.)

The above is an overview of the program. Please be sure to check the details from the Syllabus and the Application Information below before applying.

Field Study [AY2022 Spring Semester]

Its contents might be cancelled or changed in affection of the spread of COVID-19 or other reasons.

We are recruiting participants for the "Field Study" for Spring semesters as follows.
If you would like to participate, please read the application guidelines carefully before applying.
Program Length Approx. 1-3 weeks (Differs depending on the program) Program Timing Summer Break (August - September)
Location Nagano,Oita,Ishikawa,Hiroshima,Hyogo,Osaka,Aichi,Saitama,Chiba,Hokkaido Acquired Skills/Abilities
  • Problem-solving
  • Specialized Knowledge
  • Logical Thinking
Program fee 10,000 to 420,000 JPY, depending on the program
Number of Participants 15 to 30 (varies by program) Application Period April 13, 2022 April 27, 2022 (16:30)
Eligibility 3rd-7th Semester students (whether international or domestic)
*There are other application requirements. Please check the Application Information for details.
*For some programs, 2nd semester students can also apply. Please check the Application Information for details.
Additional Information
Guidance Session 2022. April 13 (Wed.) 5th period
Zoom MTG ID: 974 2483 6860
Guidance Session Recorded Data
(Recorded data will be available day after the guidance until the end of the application period.)
How to Apply Apply through the online survey (The survey will be opened in recruitment period)

The above is an overview of the program. Please be sure to check the details from the Syllabus and the Application Information below before applying.

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