The International Student Office @ OSIPP | Osaka University | Open weekdays 10:30-17:00
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.
Join us at the International Café, Monday to Friday from 12 to 1pm, at the International Student Office, room 205, OSIPP building.
The International Student Office is open weekdays and serves as a center to for many kinds of students' support.
The International Student Office offers advice in the English language from qualified and proficient native speaker.
Help with programs for study overseas and internship opportunities, both enormously enriching for students and a great advantage in future careers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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?
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!