Support for International & Japanese Students
Help, advice and a welcome to everyone! OSIPP’s Global Community Office (formerly the International Student Office) | ROOM 205 | OSIPP Building | Toyonaka Campus
OSIPP Global Community Office
Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) has a Global Community Office. We support International as well as Japanese Students to create an inclusive learning community and respond to various needs of OSIPP students.
Social Events and Support Services for OSIPP Students
OSIPP’s International Café is back! Great news everyone, OSIPP’s International Cafe, run by the folks at the Global Community Office, is back again! The International Café will reopen three days a week from Monday 9th May at room 205, OSIPP building. You will have a chance to drop in, have a chat and take a break. We welcome all students! Please feel free to stop by.
DAYS: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
TIME: 12:00 to 13:30
PLACE: Room 205, OSIPP building
We are taking countermeasures against the COVID-19. Please refrain from eating. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Many students at OSIPP aim to gain practical experience in the field of public policy and plan to do an internship abroad. The GCO provides them with information and necessary support, things might include information for OSSMA, Insurance, and Medical Certificates, and so on.
In the past, several students have taken advantage of the OSIPP scholarship for internships abroad and gained valuable experience for their future careers. Destinations of internships include the UN New York main office, IOM Geneva, UNICEF East Timor, ILO Switzerland main office, UNDP South Africa, UNESCO Peking, JICA El Salvador, OECD Paris, UNIDO Vienna, and UNODC Laos.
As we live in a highly globalized world, it is becoming increasingly beneficial to experience life and study in a different culture from one’s own. OSIPP encourages students to study abroad and OU has student exchange agreements with many universities worldwide. You may study abroad for a duration from one semester to one year, and receive credits for your time there. OSIPP has specific agreements with various institutions. You may also earn a double degree through programs with universities in the Netherlands and the Philippines. Many OSIPP students study abroad through the exchange program and find it enormously enriching for their lives and a great advantage to their future career.
Office Hours: Drop-in consultation with Kuroda san and Nick (on Mondays)
Days: On Mondays and Wednesdays (except holidays)
Time: From 2:30 to 3:30pm*
*We recommend you make an appointment if you wish for a personal consultation. Please make an appointment by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have a trouble finding an apartment room, can’t read Japanese letters, want to prepare for a study abroad, or need any other support, you can arrange to visit the office and chat to Sakurai-san.
- If you require help or assistance in English, Nick would be happy to help with academic language issues in English in the following areas: academic writing advice – basic help (sorry, full paper proof reading or editing is not possible); assistance with internship applications and documents in English; and, English language advice for presentations and so on.
Tea Time Talk would normally take place every Thursday afternoon. The drop-in session is there to promote exchange among students.
Tea Time Talk is for International and Japanese students, staff and even professors!
More Information –
The session is hosted by Nick, from OSIPP’s Global Community Office. Everyone can enjoy a fresh cuppa and snacks and the topics of discussion, in English, are guided by students.
Where and When –
Unfortunately, as measures are in place to combat the spread of COVID-19, TeaTimeTalk sessions have been cancelled until further notice. We hope to be back later in the year.
Contact OSIPP’s Global Community Office
Global Community Office, Room 205
Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University
1-31 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka, 560-0043 Japan