I. What is Real Asia
This is a program developed by International Center of Miyagi University.
The object of this program is to provide living abroad experience
to Miyagi students and from that experience the students can develop
understanding and perspectives about living outside Japan. Moreover,
they can become a connection between Japan with other Asian countries
and having an opportunity to develop them self in an unfamiliar
environment. Recently, Vietnam is the counterpart of this program
with the cooperation of Minh Tran Hi-Tech Company to provide support
in coordination and forming connection with other Universities to
expand the program in the future.
1. Vietnam Study Tour 2012
In the last quarter of 2012, the first group of students had arrived
to Vietnam to begin their first journey through some significant
cities and regions of Vietnam included My Son Relic Sites, Hue Forbidden
City, Mekong Delta and having a cultural exchange program with Hue
Agriculture University’s students. During their time in Da Nang
and Hoi An, the program focused on historic and remarkable places
for sightseeing. After a brief tour regarding Vietnam historic lessons,
the students began their working with Hue Agriculture University
and begin to working directly with Vietnamese students for one week.
The program began from 2nd December until 15th December 2012.
2. Vietnam Study Tour 2013
The 2nd Vietnam study tour has been successfully organized by the
coordination between Miyagi University and Minh Tran Hi-Tech Company.
Started from 23rd February until 7th March, the student group has
visited 3 major cities and having several activities in each place.
There was a little different from last time because they visited
2 universities in different locations instead of only one in Hue.
During their visit to Da Lat city, the Miyagi group has working
with top management board and Japan Department of Dalat University
in term of creating a new and long term relationship with Dalat
University. They also attended JACA Paintings Exhibition, which
was a presentation of artworks from Japanese politicians, artists
and economists and this activities.
Apart from modern cities, another experience the Miyagi students
have been through is visiting village of Catu Ethnic people in Nam
Giang, Quang Nam province. They spent 3 days staying at Hue and
working with students from Hue University of Agriculture.
In general, the 2nd program has successfully expanded the connection
and relationship between Miyagi University and other universities
of Vietnam. This will be a strong foundation for further development
of the program and between Japan and Vietnam universities.