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FIRST Program

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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 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: first@apu.ac.jp 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.

2020 Fall Semester (for international students)

FIRST Program (Kyushu)

In view of the current situation with the COVID-19, it was judged that the program could not be implemented safely, so we regret to inform you that recruitment for FY2020 has been cancelled.

  • Eligibility: Students must meet the following conditions at the time of applying:
    1. English-basis international students in their 1st or 2nd semester
    2. If students are in their 2nd semester at the time of applying, they must have earned 14 credits or above by the end of their 1st semester
  • Application Period: Fri. September 20th - Wed. October 9th, 2019 (16:30) *The Application Period has closed.
  • Application Process: Please complete the Online Application Form after reading the Application Information (PDF) and Syllabus (PDF) carefully.

(Note1) The online application form will be accessible at the start of the application period.

(Note2) If you have any questions about the online application, please contact us at: first@apu.ac.jp or visit the Academic Office.

Passport Application Procedures

A passport is required to participate in the FIRST program (overseas). Students who intend to apply for the program but do not yet have a passport should begin passport application procedures in advance. When applying for a passport, students must begin the process through their registered municipality of residence. Particularly in the case of students who will live alone upon enrolling at APU, we strongly recommend completing passport application procedures prior to enrollment.

→passport application and renewal instructions


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