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"Global Competency and Overseas Internships" -- Workshop for Having Successful Internships

2014-3-14 (Fri) 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This year, the Global Collaboration Center will start, in cooperation with other institutes, a new graduate student program "Global Competency and Overseas Internships." Prior to the start of this program, GLOCOL is holding a workshop for faculty and staff members so that they can acquire things necessary for conducting overseas internships for students and teaching methods. Instructors with a great deal of experiences in sending students overseas will talk about global competency teaching methods and specific examples of internship preparation.

This workshop is intended for faculty and staff members at Osaka University as well as those in other universities who are in charge of similar programs. This workshop will be conducted in English.

No fees will be charged for attending this workshop.
Registration is required.
Attendance at this workshop is limited to the first 20 persons making application.

To register, send your name and the name of your organization to Entitle your email "Application for March 14 Workshop."


  • Ms. Amy Morrill Bijeau, Associate Director of Career Advising and Internships, School of Professional and Extended Studies, American University
  • Dr. Faissal Hameed, Lecturer, Foundation for International Education, Dean, Muslim College, London
  • Mr. Brett Rumminger, Director, SAF Tokyo Office

Schedule for workshop

12:30- Introductory remark by Professor Kazutomo Ohashi, Director of Global Collaboration Center
12:40- The Introduction of Academic Internships to Asia by Mr. Brett Rumminger
13:10- Internship program by GLOCOL, achievements and challenges, Kazuto Tsuruga (GLOCOL)
13:30- What is global competency? What and how can we teach students? – Dr. Faissal Hameed
14:45- Preparing for Internships in the US: What Students Need to Know– Ms. Amy Morrill Bijeau
15:45- Group Discussion
16:30- Wrap up

Brief profiles on the Lecturers

Ms. Amy Morrill Bijeau

Amy Morrill Bijeau has worked in higher education administration and experiential learning for nearly 20 years. At American University, she has held leadership positions in international education and internship development. Currently as Associate Director of Internships and Career Development for the School of Professional and Extended Studies (SPExS), she provides ongoing guidance regarding internship best practices. She has experience leading Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) program and securing over $5 million in funding. She has led numerous seminars on cross-cultural communication and international orientation for students and professional educators. Degrees: University of VirginiaMEd in Counseling and Higher Education Administration, Wake Forest University BA in French and Religion.

Dr. Faissal Hameed

Faissal Hameed is a Lecturer in Middle Eastern History and Politics. He has a BA (Hons) in the History and Politics of the Near and Middle East and an MA in International History from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and a PhD in the Politics of Islamic Revivalism in South Asia from the University of Birmingham. His specialisation is in the fields of the modern history of the Middle East and Islamic societies and in contemporary Islam and its relations to politics in the Muslim world. He has lectured extensively within the field of Islam and politics and over a broad range of related subject areas as well as historical 'time-periods'. Along with teaching, he has supervised students for research-based dissertations. He is interviewed by the media on Muslim affairs and has offered seminars at various national fora and has taught at the University of Birmingham and Birkbeck College, University of London. He is presently a Senior Lecturer at the Muslim College, London and a lecturer at the Foundation for International Education, London and Richmond, the American International University in London. Faissal's research interests include South Asian history with special reference to the politics of Islamic identity in Pakistan and, debates in contemporary Islam and their relations to politics.

Mr. Brett Rumminger

Brett Rumminger joined the SAF in July 2006 as Director of the SAF Tokyo Office. Brett is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign earning a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures. He has lived, worked, and studied in Japan since 1995. He has taught English at a junior high school, worked in the International Relations and Women's Issues Department of Toyama Prefecture City Offices, and prior to joining SAF he worked for a private study abroad organization as a student counselor and External Relations Manager. Brett spent one year studying at Waseda University and an additional year the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama as an international research student. Brett is proficient in Japanese.

Date: 2014-3-14 (Fri) 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Organizer: Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University
Sponsored: The Study Abroad Foundation (AAF)
Venue: Seminar Room #2, Student Commons, Toyonaka campus, Osaka University

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