Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University



Participants wanted for the 2011 Open Campus!


Aug 2, 2011

An “APU Open Campus” will be held on Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, July 7, 2011. This event offers participants the opportunity to get information about the admissions process and hear directly from instructors from renowned cram-schools about how to secure your spot at university. Event-goers will also be able to take mock lectures and enjoy a campus tour guided by APU students. 

Please click here for more details (for future domestic students only. Only available in Japanese)

The 1st Open Campus for 2011 was held on Monday July 18 and welcomed many future students and their parents from all over Japan onto the APU campus. In addition to information about the admissions process, a group of high school students involved in the “10,000 High School Students Signatures Campaign” also delivered a presentation about their efforts to eradicate nuclear weapons and carried out a signature appeal.

Current APU students also introduced event-goers to some of the unique features of APU campus life including Multicultural Weeks – the biggest student-organized APU campus event – and the initiatives of Habitat APU – a student volunteer group dedicated to building dwellings for people in developing nations around the world without a place to call home.

Global Admissions Student Staff (GASS) have played a vital role in the planning and management of Open Campus events including quizzes and guided tours of the campus and AP House. GASS members aim to introduce the unique features of APU to prospective students and their parents from the student perspective and have played an important role in assisting future students to experience and enjoy campus life at APU.

How about coming along and experiencing a day at APU with its commanding views of Beppu Bay and fondly referred to by students as the “castle in the sky”.

*The "10,000 High School Students Signatures Campaign" began in 2001 during the India/Pakistan nuclear tests as a way to send Nagasaki's hopes for peace to the world. In this program, "High School Student Ambassadors" were dispatched to the United Nations and began working towards the eradication of nuclear weapons when they returned to Japan.

APU offers a range of programs which help to deepen students’ understanding of peace and the Japanese culture including the “Nagasaki Peace Exchange Tour”, the “10,000 High School Students Signatures Campaign” and joint signature appeals with high school students.


Reporter, Reporter, Student Press Assistant (SPA):ARAKI Yukari(APS3, Japan)

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