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Overseas Active Learning Program “SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT STUDY OF INDIA”

Students exchange with GLOBAL INDIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL at Nishi-Kasai
Students exchange with GLOBAL INDIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL at Nishi-Kasai


From August 23 to 30, 2021, one of the Summer Short-term Program “SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT STUDY OF INDIA: CASE STUDY OF KERALA MODEL” was held.

This program is designed for students to study intensively about the characteristics and issues of the region, especially in South India from various aspects.
In addition to understanding the local culture and society, students are expected to learn about India, which is growing rapidly, through site visits and discussions, and deepen our understanding of how they can relate with developing countries.

Indian classical dance workshop by Mohiniyattam Dancer, Ms. Hiromi Maruhashi
Indian classical dance workshop by Mohiniyattam Dancer, Ms. Hiromi Maruhashi


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program was held online this year; 9 students participated from classroom and one student participated from home.

Led by Professor John Josef Puthenkalam, students were connected with our local partner institution; St, Teresa’s College in Kerala, South India and other related facilities in Japan such as Vedanta Society of Japan, Embassy of India in Japan, and had lively discussions.

With professors and students from St. Teresa’s College
With professors and students from St. Teresa’s College


On the final day, students summarized what they learned and made a final group presentation to the faculties from St. Teresa’s College.

Although students could not visit India, they learned intensively about India from various perspectives by participating this virtual program.