Why We Recommend the Off-campus Study Program
APU conducts many Off-campus Study Programs every year, and shares their experiences, challenges, and achievements among the programs. In addition, we are making improvements each time based on the feedback from participating students. There is also the advantage of participating in the Off-campus Study Program because it is an APU where various students study together on campus.
At APU, domestic and international students with diverse cultural backgrounds and values are engaged in various activities on campus, regardless of whether they are regular curricular classes or extracurricular activities. Students participate in the Off-campus Study Program and return to campus with new insights, interests and values. After that, they can deepen the knowledge and interests gained by challenging various activities on campus, and can also make new discoveries on campus. This synergistic effect of On-campus and Off-campus further enhances student interaction at APU.
APU has designed the Off-campus Study Program to maximize the effectiveness of learning. Most of the Off-campus Study Programs offer pre-program and post-program classes on campus prior to practicum. Through the pre-program classes, participants can acquire the knowledge necessary for the practicum and clarify the goals through the program in advance, making the best use of the time at the practicum site to achieve a high learning effect. In addition, after the practicum, you can receive feedback from instructors, senior students, and other participants, and you can visualize and feel your own growth.
At APU, we aim to equip students with multicultural competencies that enable them to grow into human resources who "change the world" through multicultural collaborative learning in which students with various differences and diversity learn from each other. Off-campus Study Programs also offers programs for multicultural competence. There are also programs in which domestic and international students work together, and programs in which students decide on a theme and conduct research activities, and they are actively engaged in off-campus activities. By collaborating with students from various backgrounds, they will develop the background to play an active role in the global society.
All APU Off-campus Study Programs can earn credits by earning a certain level of evaluation, just like regular curricular classes. In addition, most of Off-campus Study Programs are conducted during periods when regular classes are not held, such as quarter breaks and long vacations. In that case, you can basically earn more credits than the maximum number of credits you can register for each semester. Therefore, you can work on it without reducing the learning opportunities on campus.