【FAQ about SIGLOC】
If you are a full time student in a university outside Japan, you can participate in SIGLOC-online regardless of nationality.
SIGLOC-JP (training in Japan):Actual expenses such as transportation expenses when going to field research destinations mainly in Osaka Prefecture will be borne by the students.
SIGLOC-online (online program)
Participation fee is free of charge, but you will need to prepare your own computer and cover expenses related to Internet connection.
A. Regarding the ratio of “asynchronous / synchronous”, the task itself is mainly asynchronous work. When you need to have a direct discussion with the members, you are going to coordinate the schedule with each other because there is a time difference with overseas students. Therefore, at this stage, we cannot give a clear answer as to when and how much you are going to work synchronously.
However, if one task is not completed, it will affect the other members’ task efforts. It is recommended that you work on your own tasks (research, comment on member survey results, answer questions from members, etc.) in a timely manner according to a set schedule.
SIGLOC is a program where voluntary efforts are the most important and it requires time to work on the task. If you can set up a reasonable schedule yourself, why not try.
Please read “SIGLOC-online Close Coverage” to get a better feel for the program.
Please consider that on some days the work will be completed in about 4 hours and some days will take 8 to 10 hours.
There are variations depending on the content of the assignment on that day and each group works under their own work schedule with students from other countries. For examples of the past SIGLOCs, please see the SIGLOC Website.
It is possible to send a printed version of the certificate upon request. In that case, the shipping fee will be borne by the recipient.
【FAQ about the Social Innovation (SI) Course】
Introduction Video (YouTube)
Leaflet (only in Japanese)
Minor SI Course Web page (only in Japanese)
【FAQ about COIL-type of classes and Long-term Exchange Study Abroad Program classes】
COIL Promotion Office also offers COIL-type of classes in collaboration with other overseas universities.
Please, click HERE to see the full list of COIL-type of classes at OMU.
【FAQ about long-term exchange study abroad program with Andrews University, USA 】
There is no credit transfer for this course available at the moment. If Andrews University approves, you can take any subjects, but it is not possible to transfer (no compatibility) with the credits of our university at the moment.
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