Project-Based Learning in RIKUZENTAKATA Program

Project-Based Learning in RIKUZENTAKATA Program--Working with Social Enterprise to Support 311 Disaster Recovery Now Open for Application

 The Center for Global Human Resource and Development of Rikkyo University is now offering an opportunity for both Japanese and international students at Rikkyo to work closely with SAVE TAKATA, a non-profit social enterprise rooted in one of the 311 disaster-hit cities Rikuzentakata in the north-east region of the country.

 The program will mainly consist of a field trip to the city of Rikuzentakata, lectures and workshops before, during and after the trip, and a formal presentation session all in English. Participants divided into teams will be given real problems and issues facing SAVE TAKATA or the city of Rikuzentakata and requested to come up with a final solution.

  By joining this program, participants will not only be able to collect first-hand information and deepen understanding of the current situation of the disaster-struck areas, but also be actually helping recovery work by cooperating with related organizations and individuals. Furthermore, participants are expected to share what they learned about the disaster-stricken districts to more people home and abroad.  

Tentative Schedule

  • Feb.20 & 25, 2014 Prior sessions at Ikebukuro Campus
  • Mar.15 - 21, 2014 Field trip to the city of Rikuzentakata(Mar.16 - 20)
              with additional two days’ activities in Tokyo(Mar.15 & 21)
  • April 2014 Reflection sessions (1 day) at Ikebukuro Campus

※※For more information, please check out the program flyer: Project-Based Learning in RIKUZENTAKATA Program Information (PDF)

Info Sessions: ※ All sessions are the same contents.

[Ikebukuro Campus]

  • Thursday, January 9, 18:30~19:00, McKim Hall M301
  • Friday, January 17, 12:30~13:00, McKim Hall M202

[Niiza Campus]

  • Thursday, January 9, 12:30~13:00, Classroom N212
  • Wednesday, January 15, 12:30~13:00, Classroom N212

Application Deadline

Application Deadline:17:00, January 31(Friday), 2014


Center for Global Human Resource and Development
03-3985-4613 (Ms.Okada)