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Fostering Human Resources for Local Community

Overview and Goals of Community-Based Learning (CBL) Programs
By participating in field activities, students are requested to identify issues on site and consider how to resolve them. The programs aim to develop decision-making and leadership skills that are more realistic than classroom lectures.
 

OU’s CBL Programs

Basic Technique of Field Study“Basic Technique of Field Study” offers an opportunity for students to conducted a feasibility study for a new commercial facility for a 1,000 ㎡ site in the central shopping district of Okayama City. Based on the result of our fieldwork, we presented project concept and recommendation to the property owner.
Practicum of Community DevelopmentIn “Practicum of Community Development,” we discussed and developed solutions for social issues through the participation of playground design, homeless support, and rare frogs conservation projects.
 

Global Internship

Global InternshipWe accept students from the cooperative education program at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, and offering a period of 3-month internship program at forestry companies in Okayama. OU’s students also have an opportunity to join the program to learn about technologies and local companies at first hand. Besides technological knowledge, they are also able to develop communication skills through working and living together with students from UBC. The program is dedicated to help students to become socially responsible, and to contribute to society in the future.
 

Community Planning by International Students

Community Planning by International StudentsOver 1,000 international students study at OU every year. For the purpose of CBL, and cultural understanding, we offer off-campus activities such as staying with local families and farming experiences. This also provides an excellent opportunity for people in host areas to experience different cultures. Based on their experience, students can provide their ideas to promote local tourism.