HomeBBP Admin2018-10-29T17:01:06+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)中国語サロン12月Older eventsNext events Our Latest Blogs 14 Dec Exploring Osaka By Yosuke TAKEUCHI Many tourists visit Japan. You may have some friends visiting the Kansai area and when they come, you must… read more 11 Dec Takamori Saigo’s dog Tsun, and the mystery of his ears By Christopher HELLMAN 2018 is the Year of the Dog. Is it a coincidence that this is also the year that NHK… read more 07 Dec Kaneyū Misoya By Paul MEYER Have you ever wondered how that savory bowl of miso soup gets to your kitchen table? Well, I’m about… read more 04 Dec Add small changes to your everyday life By Maki IKOMA While enrolled in university, many of you might consider studying abroad, joining short-term, semester or year-long programs. Regardless of… 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!