Sunday, October 27, 2013

All classes have been shaped up!

1101 classes now hold 58 students (which began with a bit over 70 students) and 1102 has 11 original students (Great!). 

2201 (third semester) class holds 15 students and 2251 (5th semester) class shrank to 6 as things got harder.

Spring trip during the spring break time has officially 3 students and now 3 are waiting to register for sure, so this is quite bright!

Spring semester registration will begin in a few days, GTS is fairly optimistic about having all planned courses' realization.

2252 will probably very small or may not be held due to the low enrollment but since it is the 6th semester class, it is quite natural.

Summer Study Abroad program is also very promising and it might be a larger group than that of last year!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Spring Trip information Corrected!

Former announcement for GTS Spring Field Trip to Japan had wrong dates!!!!

Correct dates must be falling into the Spring Break period of COD, therefore

Departure from Chicago will be on Friday 3/28/2014.
Return to Chicago will be on Sunday 4/6/2014.

The theme of this trip is Tradition and Modernity but Japanese National Flower "Sakura" (Cherry Blossoms) must be in full bloom!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Study Abroad Promotional Event has successfully done!

Study Abroad Open House was held today and over 70 people showed up including some 20 students from GTS morning class.  One of past participants of Japan Program spoke about the trip and GTS added some comments.

It was kind of special as I invited the rep from Temple University Japan (TUJ) for transferring process from COD to TUJ, which is one the greatest way to finish college education.

Temple University is a well known accredited university in Philadelphia and has a campus in Japan holding 10 majors and other programs.

This is the only US institution recognized by Japanese Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

Students can finish college with regular US Bachelor's degree with Japanese language skill!
Tuition is a lot cheaper than many private institutions in the US!

Hope some would transfer there.  There are quite a few students from my class in the past successfully completed the program there!