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

Our Latest Blogs

The Great Advantage of LCCs


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


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


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)!


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


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.


Cross-cultural Lectures

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


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.


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


Language 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 writing


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.