COURSES

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Asian Languages & Cultures (ALC)

The aim of ALC is to help students develop their proficiency in the languages and acquire the basic knowledge of the cultures in an integrated approach. Students will gain a general understanding of the culture and socio-linguistic context of each language. By the end of each course, students are expected to acquire some fundamental skills in listening, speaking, and a greater understanding of daily conduct in an appropriate cultural setting.

Each course is for two Kyushu University credits (30 credit hours). Students are required to select one course from the following three ALC electives.


  1. Basic Japanese Language & Culture
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  3. Basic Malaysian Language & Culture
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  5. English as a Communication Tool in the ASEAN Context
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    *ALC courses are merely provisional and are subject to change.
    **AsTW 2020 ALC Course information is now available!

ASEAN Studies (AS)

Through AS courses, students will broaden their knowledge and gain a deeper understanding about ASEAN and ASEAN+3 cooperation. Each course is jointly taught by professors from Kyushu University, the University of Malaya, and Fukuoka Women’s University. A speaker from ASEAN Secretariat will be invited to give a special, plenary lecture on the first-day of class. The three AS courses will start from the second class. It is a valuable part of the program where the students will be able to approach ASEAN and Asia from various perspectives.

Each course is for two Kyushu University credits (30 credit hours). Students are required to select one course from the following three AS electives.

    ❖ Plenary Special Lecture by ASEAN Secretariat

    Lecturer & Abstract

  1. Current Affairs of ASEAN and East Asia
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  3. Food and Environmental Issues in Asia
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  5. Multi-culturalism in Asia
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    *AS courses are merely provisional and are subject to change.
    **AsTW 2020 AS Course information is now available!

Requirement for completion

Students will be required to take two courses (1 ALC + 1 AS ) to complete the program.

Timetable & Program Schedule

Timetable (Tentative Schedule)

9:00-11:30 Asian Languages and Cultures
11:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:30 ASEAN Studies
Program Schedule

AsTW2020

Credit Transfer

Kyushu University will issue an official document showing completed courses along with credits earned by AsTW participants. The official documents will be sent to each student by regular mail in April/May. Participants should consult their home universities about transferring credit and grades in advance.

Study Trips

Study trips will be held during the program. Each trip is planned in the expectation that students are able to experience some aspects of Malaysian culture. The destinations vary and may include a Melaka tour with historical and cultural sites. Study trip fees are included in the program fee.

❖ An overnight cultural trip to the UNESCO world heritage city of Melaka (formerly Malacca)
❖ Various scenic and cultural experiences in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding area

Please visit the Official Website for Tourism in Malaysia:

Tourism in Malaysia