HomeBBP Admin2019-03-28T09:34:50+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 EventsOlder eventsNext events Our Latest Blogs 21 May Photography in Borneo (Part Two) By Dawn O'DAY In Part One of this travel blog, I wrote to you about my trip to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation… read more 14 May The Most Golden Week Ever By Trevor RAICHURA How was your Golden Week, everyone? Don’t you get tired of being asked that question every year, in every… read more 07 May A Two-minute Hack Before an Important Interview By Robert PERKINS I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite vacation activities is to binge on reading books or… read more 23 Apr Photography in Borneo (Part One) By Dawn O'DAY These days it seems that lots of students enjoy taking photos. I love photography, so I am always happy… 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 writingIntercultural Advising DeskIntercultural Advising Desk 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!