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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Our Latest Blogs

Exploring Osaka

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Many tourists visit Japan. You may have some friends visiting the Kansai area and when they come, you must…

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Takamori Saigo’s dog Tsun, and the mystery of his ears

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2018 is the Year of the Dog. Is it a coincidence that this is also the year that NHK…

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Kaneyū Misoya

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Have you ever wondered how that savory bowl of miso soup gets to your kitchen table? Well, I’m about…

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Add small changes to your everyday life

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While enrolled in university, many of you might consider studying abroad, joining short-term, semester or year-long programs. Regardless of…

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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.