GLFP 6th Cohorts visited Beppu in GLFP Field Trip.
In early February 2020, GLFP Students in the 6th Cohort and faculty and staffs visited Beppu, Oita, as GLFP Field Trip to make an interim research presentation at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU).
On the 1st day, we moved to Oita from Haneda Airport by airplane and experienced Beppu’s speciality, "Tour of Hell". Students were not only sightseeing, but also able to explain to other members Beppu’s history and the origin of each hell pond, and deepen their understanding.After dinner at the hotel, several hours of workshops were held to prepare for the next day’s presentation.
On the 2nd day, the highlight of this Field Trip, "Interim Research Presentation" at APU was held. It is an important step to make presentations on the themes of individuals that have been formed through the “Global Leadership Fellows Forum” offered in the fall semester and how to proceed in the future, and to lead to the announcement of results at the end of spring semester. Although the class had already been finished at APU, many students took part and listened to the presentation by GLFP students. The students gave their presentations nervously, and the APU students asked sharp questions, which made the presentation very lively. In the evening, there was a retrospective workshop on the contents of the presentations and questions, and everyone seemed to be beaten.
On the 3rd day, we visited Usa-jingu and Rakan-ji temple and learned history in Oita and culture again. In addition, a workshop was held again on this day, and each student was able to examine the research plan from the next semester based on the results of the research presentation.
On the final day, we visited Beppu city in the morning and arrived Tokyo in the afternoon.
Throughout the four days, it was a good opportunity to organize and present learning at the GLFP Forum in the fall semester, connect it after the spring semester, and deepen exchanges among participants, making it a good Field Trip.