Tags: November 2021, Vol. 2, Issue 1
As studying remotely became the norm in 2020, studying abroad also adapted to the new virtual reality – with institutions offering virtual exchanges to students at partner institutions to join their courses and still get the chance to get elective credit for a class that might not be offered in their home institution, with other students from all over the world.
In the 2020-2021 academic year, Humber students had the opportunity to do this at our partner institution, Kansai Gaidai University (KGU) in Japan. As countries and academic institutions around the world deal with different waves of the pandemic, this Fall semester, virtual study exchanges were still being offered, and ten FSCS students from across programs signed up to take an elective class as exchange students at KGU, in courses such as Geisha, Gangsters and Samurai: Japan in Western Film, International Negotiation: Resolving Conflict and Closing the Deal, Monsters, Ghosts and the Making of Modern Japan, and Japanese Design: Aesthetics and Visual Culture, amongst the list!
Kansai Gaidai University (KGU) in Japan