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.

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The Great Advantage of LCCs

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One thing that I believe a university student should do during their college life is travel. It is probably…

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Study in the United States

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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…

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Zen and the Art of BBQ

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Anyone who enjoys eating meat would agree that nothing beats fine tasting barbecue. Done up right, barbecue can quickly…

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I want my DVD (or Blu-ray)!

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Who does not like a good movie? “How do you watch movies?” That would have been a silly question…

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Language Exchange and Learning Opportunities

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Communication Rooms

Communication 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.

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Cross-cultural Lectures

Lectures by invited speakers bringing unique perspectives on foreign cultures and foreigner cultures in Japan.

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SUP! Talkfest

Make 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.

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SUP! Language Exchange

Get matched with a partner who speaks a language you're interested in, then practice each other's language in one-on-one sessions.

Support Services

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Language Learning Support Desks (English)

The Language Learning Support Desks are designed to support students in their personal quests to better their language abilities.

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Writing Support Desks (English)

The Writing Support Desk is designed to help students with specific, focused questions about a particular aspect of their English writing

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Study Abroad Advice Desk

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Online Learning Tools

  • Graded Reader Tracker

    Use the Graded Reader Tracking System to both improve your reading fluency and practice short-report writing skills. Coming Soon

  • Presentation Preparation Workflow

    The 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 Center

    Use the Online Resource Center to explore language learning opportunities and raw-language usage via the internet.