With their dreams and ambitions, students from around the globe to APU
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 September 19, 2014, APU welcomed 642 (36 domestic and 606 international) new students at “The Fall 2014 Entrance Ceremony” held at the Millennium Hall, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University.
It was a day of celebration to mark the beginning of our new students’ lives in Beppu and, for many, in Japan. Current students also joined in the celebrations and took 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 just started their new life at APU. Through life on the multicultural APU campus, often referred to as a microcosm of the wider world, students will accumulate a wealth of diverse experiences and practical hands on learning, and no doubt form global networks and 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 is also available on the internet via Ustream. This service has been available at APU since 2011. Footage of the entrance ceremony is now available.
*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.
The Fall 2014 Entrance CeremonyUstream footage available (tentative):
September 19, 2014. 10:30-12:45 (Japan time)
|Singing of the Ritsumeikan Academy Song|
|Message from the President|
|Message from the Chancellor|
|Introduction of Guests and APU Officials|
|Congratulatory Speech by the Mayor of Beppu City|
|Message from Student Body Representative|
|Message from New Entrant Representative|
|11:20||Short Performances by Carrier Office|
|11:25||Short Performances by APU Alumni Association|
|11:30||Short Performances by FLAG|
|11:45||Short Performances by Current Students|