june 6, 2014
2014 Project-Based Learning in RIKUZENTAKATA Summer Program--Working with
Social Enterprise to Support 311 Disaster Recovery Now Open for Application
- Organizer Center for Global Human Resource Development,
- Prior Sessions July 5, July 12, August 2, 2014 Ikebukuro
- Field Trip August 3 - 7, 2014 Rikuzentakata, Iwate
- Reflection Sessions
August 8, 2014 Ikebukuro Campus
This program aims to offer an opportunity for both Japanese and international
students at Rikkyo to work closely with SAVE TAKATA, a social enterprise rooted
in one of the 311 disaster-hit cities Rikuzentakata in the north-east region of
the country. Program participants divided in teams will learn about the actual
problems and issues facing SAVE TAKATA and the city of Rikuzentakata and will be
requested to come up with a final solution to one of them.
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 of the final solutions. Participants are expected to share the
situation and issues of the disaster-stricken districts as well as their
experience with Rikuzentakata to more people home and abroad.
- collect first-hand information and deepen understanding of the current
situation and issues of the disaster-struck areas; enhance sense of civic
responsibilities through hands-on experience in supporting recovery efforts.
・gain fundamental knowledge on the administration and management of social
enterprises and NPOs in Japan.
- develop leadership and cooperative skills such as teamwork, problem-solving,
intercultural communication, critical thinking and planning by tackling with
- learn about research methods including observation, interview and
information-gathering techniques and put them into test.
- improve English discussion, presentation and report-writing skills.
- experience intercultural interaction and immersion both in Tokyo and in
Coordinators and Accompanying Staff
Professor Shigeru MATSUMOTO, Director of Center for Global Human Resource
Ms. Akiko TAKAI, Deputy Secretary General, Save the Children Japan
Staff from Center for Global Human Resource Development
- Prior Sessions
- July 5, July 12, August 2 Ikebukuro Campus
- Field Trip
- August 3 – 7 Rikuzentakata, Iwate
- Reflection Sessions
- August 8 Ikebukuro Campus
※Attendance in all sessions are required.
Rikkyo undergraduate & graduate students, international students
Maximum Number of Participants
15 in total
Language Proficiency Requirement
English: Sufficient to function in academic settings
Japanese: Not required
Application and Selection Process
Ikebukuro Campus June 3(Tues.), 12:30～13:00 (Bldg.1)1202
June 4(Wed.), 18:30～19:00 (Bldg.1)1202
Niiza Campus June 5(Thurs.), 12:30～13:00 (Bldg.2)N225
Fill out the application form (available below) and send it to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 17:00, June 13(Fri.), 2014. If you do NOT receive
a confirmation email from the center, please contact the office ASAP.
12:30-13:10、18:30-20:30, June 17-19 (interview length: 40 minutes)
Notification of Acceptance
June 20(Fri.), 2014 (all applicants will be notified
individually via email)
Program Fee：17,000 JPY
Included: lecture fees, round-trip transportation from Tokyo to Rikuzentakata
and charter bus in Rikuzentakata, accommodations, part of the meals and
insurance (volunteer insurance plan).
Cancellation for any personal reason (such as class or part-time job) will not
be accepted and program fee is non-refundable once the payment is made.