Signing the Agreement concerning Service-Learning with AIU

Update: August 19, 2021

On July 8, Service-Learning Center of ICU signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Akita International University (AIU) for the implementation of service-learning (SL) activities for students. The purpose of this MOU is for ICU and AIU students to conduct a 30-day joint SL program in Mitaka City, Tokyo and Gojome Town, Akita.

ICU started a partnership with Dochavengers (Gojome Town, Akita) in 2020. In March 2020, four ICU students engaged in SL activities related to town revitalization in Gojome Town. Then, two universities have signed a memorandum of understanding and will begin a joint SL program in March 2022.


Joint SL Program

ActivitiesAIU and ICU students will conduct service activities together with the main theme of "community development".
Duration30 days in March (two weeks in Mitaka, two weeks in Gojome Town, Akita)
Participants8 AIU students and 8 ICU students
CoursesAIU: GS Special Topic 8 : Community Service-Learning (GSS307)
ICU: Community Service-Learning I (SLR204)

Through this joint SL program, we hope that students from two international universities will be able to move back and forth between local and global perspectives.


ICU Service-Learning

Akita International University (AIU)

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