Homeadmin2018-05-20T15:33:12+00:00 Mission Statement Beyond Borders Plaza (BBP), with a mission to overcome international borders, cultural boundaries, and language barriers and build ties through mutual discovery, is a global commons focusing on international exchange and language learning. Our Plazas Biwako-Kusatsu Campus Central Arc, 2F Click to Visit Kinugasa Campus Beyond Borders Plaza Building Click to Visit Osaka Ibaraki Campus Building AN Click to Visit Upcoming Events（KIC・BKC・OIC）第１回BBP 外部講師講演会Older eventsNext events Our Latest Blogs 20 Jul The Great Advantage of LCCs By Yosuke TAKEUCHI One thing that I believe a university student should do during their college life is travel. It is probably… read more 17 Jul Study in the United States By Mika ISHINO アメリカでの学び The United States is one of the most popular student destinations worldwide. Universities in the United States dominate the… read more 13 Jul Zen and the Art of BBQ By Derek EBERL Anyone who enjoys eating meat would agree that nothing beats fine tasting barbecue. Done up right, barbecue can quickly… read more 10 Jul I want my DVD (or Blu-ray)! By Scot MATSUO Who does not like a good movie? “How do you watch movies?” That would have been a silly question… read more Language Exchange and Learning OpportunitiesCommunication RoomsCommunication Rooms are a great way to practice speaking in a foreign language. There are Communication Rooms in multiple languages and a variety of themes available on each campus.Cross-cultural LecturesLectures by invited speakers bringing unique perspectives on foreign cultures and foreigner cultures in Japan.SUP! TalkfestMake international connections and exchange culture through Japanese and foreign languages. You will have the opportunity to get to know students from other colleges with similar interests.SUP! Language ExchangeGet matched with a partner who speaks a language you're interested in, then practice each other's language in one-on-one sessions. Support ServicesLanguage Learning Support Desks (English)The Language Learning Support Desks are designed to support students in their personal quests to better their language abilities.Writing Support Desks (English)The Writing Support Desk is designed to help students with specific, focused questions about a particular aspect of their English writingStudy Abroad Advice DeskStudy Abroad Advice Desk Blurb Online Learning ToolsGraded Reader TrackerUse the Graded Reader Tracking System to both improve your reading fluency and practice short-report writing skills. Coming Soon Presentation Preparation WorkflowThe Presentation Preparation Workflow helps you research, design, and practice both computer-based and poster presentations. Coming Soon E-Learning Software (ぎゅっとe)Internet-based E-Learning software designed to systematically improve your weak areas. Online Resource CenterUse the Online Resource Center to explore language learning opportunities and raw-language usage via the internet. Affiliated Centers Language Education Center Check it out! Center for Language Acquisition Check it out! International Education Center Check it out!