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OSIPP International Student Office | ROOM 205 | OSIPP Building | Toyonaka Campus

All Welcome @ OSIPP International Student Office

Osaka School of International Public Policy has an International Student Office (ISO) located in room 205 of the OSIPP building. The Office is there to support both our International and Japanese students.

We’re open Monday to Friday and happy to offer help, advice and a friendly welcome to everyone. OSIPP students can drop by, we’re here to assist in both English and Japanese.

Some of the social events and support services we offer for all —

International Café

Join us at the International Café, Monday to Friday from 12 to 1pm, at the International Student Office, room 205, OSIPP building.

General Advice for Students

The International Student Office is open weekdays and serves as a center to for many kinds of students' support.

English Advice

The International Student Office offers advice in the English language from qualified and proficient native speaker.

Internships and Study Abroad

Help with programs for study overseas and internship opportunities, both enormously enriching for students and a great advantage in future careers.

Tea Time Talk

Friday afternoon Tea Time Talk drop-in (in English) hosted by Nick from the OSIPP’s International Student Office. Weekly topics are guided by students.

Student Life, Events, Emergencies

Check in with the International Student Office for news on upcoming events. Find information about student life, and keep up to date with the latest emergency procedures.

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Social events and support services for OSIPP students —

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The International Café

The International Café is open Monday to Friday from 12 to 1pm at room 205, the International Students Office at the OSIPP building.

Why not visit and say hello!

The Café is a safe space to promote exchange among students, it’s great for everyone to relax and unwind with some coffee and chat at lunchtimes. Bring your lunch along if you like, we'll provide the hot drinks!

All are welcome, International and Japanese students, and Nick and Masami are on hand for help, advice, bad jokes, and also coffee and tea making duties.

Don’t be shy, please pop in, say “Hi” and expand you network.

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Internships & Study Abroad Support

Internships Support

Many students at OSIPP aim to gain practical experience in the field of public policy and plan to do an internship abroad.

The International Office provides them with information and necessary support, things might include information for OSSMA, Insurance, and Medical Certificates, etc.

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.

Study Abroard Support

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. In response, OSIPP encourages students to study abroad and Osaka University 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.

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English Advice and Help

English Advice Hour

English Advice Hour takes place two days a week at the International Student Office, room 205 at OSIPP. This is a drop-in session and anyone can come along by for advice and no appointment is needed.

Nick would be happy to assist with academic language issues in English in the following areas:

  • Academic writing advice – help with English essay structure, paper layouts, paper formatting in English, and referencing, etc. (Sorry, full paper proof reading or editing is not possible.)
  • Assistance with internship applications and documents in English
  • English language advice for presentations
  • Advice and assistance with preparing for poster sessions in English

Where and When –

Tuesdays
from 3:00 to 4:00 in Room D, sixth floor, OSIPP building.

Fridays from 3:30 to 4:30 in Project Seminar Room, 6th floor, OSIPP building. This takes place after Tea Time Talk with Nick. Why not attend both?

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Tea Time Talk with Nick

Tea Time Talk takes place every Friday afternoon. The drop-in session is a safe space to promote exchange among students, and allows everyone to relax and unwind with some tea and topical and chat in the afternoon.

All are welcome join Tea Time Talk, International and Japanese students, staff and even professors!

The session is hosted by Nick, from OSIPP’s International Student Office and topics of discussion are guided by students.

Where and When –

On Fridays, from 2:30 to 3:30pm at the Project Seminar Room, 6th floor, OSIPP building.

Tea Time Talk will be followed by the English Advice Hour with Nick, every Friday from 3:30 to 4:30. See you there!

International students may face challenges or stress living in a new environment. The International Office serves as a consultation room availble on weekdays from 13:00 to 17:00.

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