NAIST Division of Biological Science

Education Curriculum

Overseas Internship / Overseas English Training I or II

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 time, they perform experiments and 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.

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

NAIST students participate 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 I or II can be obtained.

Event reports

Host institute College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis.
University of Hawaii.
Program period 1/13/2020~2/8/2020
Place of stay Each student stays with a host family for the duration of the program. NAIST works with a local organization to arrange the homestays.

Event overview

FY2019
  • 1/13/2020∼2/8
  • Number of participants:UCD 22
  • 1/12/2020∼2/9
  • Number of participants:University of Hawaii 5
FY2018
  • 1/5/2019∼2/3
  • Number of participants:NZ 5
  • 1/14/2019∼2/9
  • Number of participants:UCD 17
FY2017
  • 1/6/2018∼2/4
  • Number of participants:NZ 4
  • 2/5/2018∼3/5
  • Number of participants:UCD 16
FY2016
  • 1/7/2017∼2/5
  • Number of participants:NZ 10
  • 2/5/2017∼3/5
  • Number of participants:UCD 16
FY2015
  • 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
FY2014
  • 1/16/2015∼2/16
  • Number of participants:UCD-Etype 9、ECD-Ltype 7
FY2013
  • 2/6/2014∼3/7
  • Number of participants:7