FIRST Program


About the FIRST Program (for international students)

The 'FIRST' (Freshman Intercultural Relations Study Trip) Program is designed to offer first-year international students visiting Japan for the first time. Participants will travel in groups, each with its own assigned Japanese TA, to several locations in Kyushu to conduct research on designated topics. In a four-day period, participants will have the chance to meet and exchange with over 200 Japanese nationals.

With all these great opportunities to enhance your studies in Japan, why not give "FIRST" a chance?

Please refer APU official website for program details

2021 Fall Semester (for international students)

FIRST Program

In AY 2021 fall semester, FIRST program for international students is planned to be implemented as a program including online or hybrid-style sessions during Winter session period. Release of the detailed information and application call will be released later.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at: or visit the Academic Office.

2021 Spring Semester (for domestic students)

FIRST Program

Applications for the AY2021 spring semester program are currently being prepared as the one without overseas travel. Please see the application information for details.

We will recruit applicants for the FIRST Program for first-year students as shown below. If you would like to participate, please apply after reading the application information.

  • Eligibility: 1st year (1st and 2nd semester)
    *for further information, please check the Application information.
  • Application Period: Wed. April 1st - Wed. April 21, 2021(16:30)
  • practicum period: During Quarter Break of AY2021 Spring Semester
  • Application Process: Please complete the Online Application Form after reading the Application Information (PDF) and Syllabus (PDF) carefully.
  • (Note1) The online application website (LimeSurvey) will be accessible at the start of the application period.
    (Note2) If you have any questions about the online application, please contact us at: or visit the Academic Office.

Guidance Session Schedule
  • Guidance Session: 16:10~(first half of 5th period), Wed. April 14,2021
    Location: F104
    Zoom MTG ID: 996 0902 5549
    ※The guidance can be attended either in-person or via zoom.

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