HOSEI Project Initiatives

Existing university programs for the development of global human resources are at the foundation of our new initiatives. The curricula of the Faculty of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS), English immersion program, and the Exchange Students from Overseas Program (ESOP) are being expanded to accept increasing numbers of HOSEI University students who acquire advanced English language skills through our university-wide English Reinforcement Program (ERP). New classes for German, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Korean programs in the Department of Intercultural Communication are being added to support the cultivation of students who can work in a variety of multilingual environments. In addition, new international volunteer and internship programs are being established to provide students with the wealth of experience they need to work globally in the future. The newly established Global Education Center will integrate and support these programs.

Our Vision for Global Human Resources

Our current educational goal is to develop internationally competent students who can contribute to a sustainable global society. The multiple qualities we aim to nurture includes:

 Strong academic specialization
 A global perspective
 The ability to understand other cultures
 Awareness of Japanese identity
 Communication abilities

English Reinforcement Program (ERP)

HOSEI University’s English Reinforcement Program (ERP) is open to all students who meet the English language skills prerequisite. The program provides intensive English language training outside of the regular curriculum for students who want to acquire advanced English language skills. Through the ERP, HOSEI University aims to nurture students who can work in their fields of specialization using English.

Global Education Center

To carry out this project, HOSEI University has set up a new Global Education Center whose role is overseeing the general implementation of the project as well as managing ERP, international volunteer and internship programs, and Global Lounges (G-Lounges), which are spaces for foreign language communication.

Human Resources Development Program

Success in global society requires initiative, a positive attitude and an understanding of foreign cultures. To develop these qualities, HOSEI University offers not only international volunteer and internship programs, but also a new Discover Japan program wherein both foreign and Japanese HOSEI University students learn about Japan together. Thus, students can learn not only about Japan, but also about foreign cultures and greatly expand their view of the world in preparation for working on a global scale. The G-Lounges on each of HOSEI University’s three campuses also provide spaces for foreign-language communication on-campus where students can master foreign languages.

Overall Program Design

The range of classes within the GIS and ESOP open to all qualified students has been expanded as of the 2013 academic year. Greater numbers of students outside the GIS can now enroll in GIS and ESOP classes after acquiring English language skills through the university-wide ERP. Also, a series of new language classes in the Faculty of Intercultural Communication will be open to students with advanced skills in languages other than English. In addition, new programs are being added, including international volunteer programs for participants with varying language skill levels and study abroad programs and international internship programs requiring advanced language skills. These HOSEI University programs provide an educational environment that can motivate students to realize their potential to work globally, thus contributing to global human resource development.


ERP: English Reinforcement Program
ESOP: Exchange Students from Overseas Program
GIS: Faculty of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies