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 EventsOlder eventsNext events Our Latest Blogs 12 Sep For smooth traveling in Italy By Tomomi SENOO Do you like Italian food? Are you interested in art and/or architecture? Are you fascinated with ruins? If so,… read more 28 Aug Food Culture in LA By Mika ISHINO Los Angeles is one of the most popular cities in the United States for young Japanese tourists. Some of… read more 25 Aug Why Not Try Bristol? By Simon BALL One of the most frequent questions I get asked by students who are keen to visit or study in… read more 21 Aug May I help you?で始めたはいいけれど (英) By Yumi YAMAMOTO “May I help you?” Japanese students have learnt that “May I help you?” is “Irasshaimase” in Japanese, but they are not exactly the same. Imagine… 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!