Education Curriculum

Overseas Internship / Overseas Language Training (currently suspended due to the COVID-19,etc.)

D1 doctoral students who demonstrate adequate English proficiency have the chance to attend an exchange program at UC Davis, where they will experience a leading American research environment. Through this experience, the students improve their ability to communicate in English to a global audience, a key requirement for engaging in research activities in the area of biological science research.

The students spend their time in the host laboratory at UC Davis’ College of Biological Sciences for around four weeks. During this stay, they perform experiments, present, and discuss their results with students and faculty. They also attend an English program at UC Davis Extension, in which they further develop their English and communication skills.

Since this is a homestay program (students stay with a host family in Davis), the students can immerse themselves in the local culture and experience real everyday English communication firsthand.

※By completing this course, a credit of "Study Abroad" can be obtained.

Student may also apply for equivalent credits by staying and conducting research at each labratory's overseas joint-research institutes such as universities, public research institutions, etc.

NAIST students participate in a 4-week language program (HELP: Hawaii English Language Program)offered on the Manoa Campus, University of Hawaii, which offers customized English classes for students. In this program, NAIST students will attend customized TOEIC classes and are expected not only to improve their English skills but also to experience American academic environment as well as the multicultural community that exists in the University of Hawaii.

※By completing this course, a credit of "Overseas English Training" can be obtained.

Event overview

FY2023~ Cancelled
  • UCD : Cancelled due to new coronavirus
  • 1/10/2023∼2/3
  • Number of participants:University of Hawaii (Online):4
  • UCD : Cancelled due to new coronavirus
  • 1/10/2022∼2/4
  • Number of participants:University of Hawaii (Online):9
FY2020 Cancelled due to new coronavirus
  • 1/13/2020∼2/8
  • Number of participants:UCD 22
  • 1/12/2020∼2/9
  • Number of participants:University of Hawaii 5
  • 1/5/2019∼2/3
  • Number of participants:NZ 5
  • 1/14/2019∼2/9
  • Number of participants:UCD 17
  • 1/6/2018∼2/4
  • Number of participants:NZ 4
  • 2/5/2018∼3/5
  • Number of participants:UCD 16
  • 1/7/2017∼2/5
  • Number of participants:NZ 10
  • 2/5/2017∼3/5
  • Number of participants:UCD 16
  • 1/16/2016∼2/5
  • Number of participants:UCD-Etype 11
  • 1/8/2016∼2/6
  • Number of participants:NZ 5
  • 2/11/2016∼3/12
  • Number of participants:NZ 5名、UCD-Ltype 15
  • 1/16/2015∼2/16
  • Number of participants:UCD-Etype 9、ECD-Ltype 7
  • 2/6/2014∼3/7
  • Number of participants:7