APU welcomes three Japanese businessmen into the two-month Global Competency


Jun 17, 2013

On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, a ceremony was held to mark the beginning of the APU Global Competency Enhancement Program (GCEP) for the second quarter of the spring semester. This quarter APU welcomes one employee from Osaka Gas Co., Ltd., and two from Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. The ceremony was attended by the trainees, an HR representative from each company, Dean of the College of International Management, YOKOYAMA Kenji, and APM Associate Professor, FUJIMOTO Takeshi.

During the ceremony the trainees were shown a short introductory video about APU and introduced themselves to each other and faculty they will be studying under. Dean YOKOYAMA offered a few words of encouragement to the trainees. “Over the next two months I hope that you will do your best to apply your experiences to our curriculum, enjoy interacting with your English conversation partners, and most importantly, become comfortable living in an environment of different languages, foods, religions, lifestyles and ways of thinking at AP House. If you can reach the point where living in such an environment becomes second nature to you, then you can say that you’ve truly achieved an international outlook”.

During their two-month stay at APU, the trainees will participate in business-focused programs designed to meet their individual needs. The trainees will be staying at AP House and through interaction with APU students will work towards developing a wider and more international outlook.

The Global Competency Enhancement Program (GCEP) was developed to provide industry and business trainees the opportunity to experience our multicultural and multilingual campus environment while studying at the undergraduate or graduate level.

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