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

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. Our office hours are 10:00 to 16:00 Monday to Friday.

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

International Café

Join us at the International Café, at the International Student Office, room 205, OSIPP building. The Café is open on weekdays from midday to 1pm.

General Advice for Students

The International Student Office (ISO) is a center for all kinds of students' support and the office is open from 10:00 to 16:00 Monday to Friday.

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 and other guest hosts. 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 there 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 and snacks.

All are welcome, both International and Japanese students. Please drop by and expand your 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, 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.

If you'd like to consult with an ISO staff member, please drop a note via the contact form at the bottom of the page.

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.

If you'd like to consult with an ISO staff member, please drop a note via the contact form at the bottom of the page.

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English Advice and Help

English Advice Hour

English Advice Hour takes place once a week at OSIPP. This is a drop-in session and anyone can come along 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 –

English Advice takes place on Tuesdays, from 3.00 – 4.00pm at Room 205, OSIPP Building. No appointment is needed.

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Tea Time Talk with Nick

Tea Time Talk takes place every Friday afternoon. The drop-in session is there to promote exchange among students.

Tea Time Talk is there for International and Japanese students, staff and even professors!

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

Where and When –

Tea Time Talk takes place from 2.00 – 3.30pm every Friday during term time @ Project Research Room, OSIPP building.

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