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  1. Career
    1. My One and Only
    2. Interning at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo
    3. S. Takata Memorial Research Library and My Research Theme
    4. Building a Career in Japan - Don't let the Japanese people beat you in linguistic skills and cultural comprehension -
    5. 67 years after World War II
    6. What is a life plan? From the National Bar Exam to becoming a painter
    7. Job-hunting experience note -Receiving a job offer from the first-choice company is not a dream-
    8. Job-hunting experience note -Self-analysis is about "Constructing one-self"-
    9. The skill-levels of world-class top talents are extremely high. That is why, in order to compete against the world, ambition and aspiration is necessary.
    10. Japan's passport did not come falling from the skies. Fight now for the respect of the future Japanese.
    11. OECD Internship Report
    12. Settling down in Waseda
    13. Be true to yourself, boldly step forward into the things that excite you!
    14. Job Hunting experience notes
    15. In Finland, as an Artist and a Researcher
    16. Using My experiences from Waseda,
    17. Waseda:An everlasting bond
    18. Recent report from Denmark
    19. Submission from WiN member (Recent Report)
    20. Memories of Waseda
    21. My experience at Waseda
    22. My time at Waseda University
    23. Teaching Position at Korea University
  1. Event Reports
    1. C21 Tokyo Challenge
    2. Enjoying a taste of South-East Asia: Vietnamese Bánh Mì Sandwiches and Milo
    3. Looking Back on the "Go Global Japan" English Presentation Contest
    4. Student Visa Day at the American Embassy
    5. 3rd Place Finish in the "Hong Kong Cup"
    6. Students' Day at the American Embassy
    7. ASIAN STUDENTS ENVIRONMENT PLATFORM 2012: Environmental field studies by students from Japan, China, and Korea
    8. Reflections on the Universitas21 Undergraduate Research Conference 2012 Part 2: Non-academic conference learning
    9. Reflections on the Universitas21 Undergraduate Research Conference 2012 Part 1: Academic conference learning
    10. The 7th Foreigner's Traditional Japanese Dance Exhibition: Waseda University student performers' questionnaire interview
    11. [Event] Universitas 21 Undergraduate Research Conference 2012 at Waseda University - ended in a great success!
  1. Gourmet
    1. What Do You Do With a Major in Ramen?
  1. Others
    1. "Ship for South East Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP)"
    2. Exchange Students from US Reunite at Waseda after 30 years
    3. "Like" WiN on Facebook!
    4. WiN Blog starts
  1. Sports
    1. Learning How "To Think" Through Waseda University's Track & Field
    2. Participating in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
    3. "Participating in the XXV Winter Universiade Games (2011/Erzurum)"
    4. My experience with Waseda's American Football Bukatsu
  1. Study Abroad
    1. Shifting Cultivation and the Challenge of Sustainability in Mopungchuket Village, India
    2. Building the TOMODACHI Generation
    3. Kakehashi Project Report
    4. The Double Degree Program at Peking University
    5. Camping and Snowshoeing in Canada
    6. An Encouragement of two-stages approach to study abroad
    7. Studying abroad in Brisbane, Australia
    8. A new kind of Study Abroad
    9. 14-Day Short term Study Abroad Program in Chowgule College, Goa - "What can I do? What can they do? What can you do?"
    10. From Tsugaru strait to the African highest peak Kilimanjaro
    11. PIANO LINE -Seattle Study Abroad Chronicles-
    12. In Finland, as an Artist and a Researcher
    13. What I learned about China through Shanghai Fudan University
    14. Why are those who've experienced study abroad programs a little different? -Full Japanese SILS student reveals the whole story of studying abroad -
    15. China, The Neighboring Country You Do Not Know ~ My Encounter at Peking University ~
    16. Study Abroad Experience Notes
    17. C'est la vie! This is life! Work hard, Play hard.
    18. Study abroad @ Taiwan
    19. Study abroad @ Beijing
  1. Study in Japan
    1. Visiting the Prime Minister's Residene
    2. IPS Summer School 2016: Culture Meets Culture
    3. The World is Smaller than We Think
    4. Waseda Summer 2016
    5. The Opportunity of a Lifetime
    6. Experiencing Village Life at Kijimadaira
    7. A Fantastic Opportunity
    8. A Rewarding Experience
    9. An Amazing Experience
    10. Take Me Wonder by Wonder
    11. I Couldn't Ask for More
    12. Another Kokusaibu Story
    13. SAKURA Exchange Program in Science
    14. I Want to Go Again!
    15. More than Good Sushi
    16. Immersive Experience into the Japanese Culture
    17. 40 Years of Memories in a Photo
    18. Experiencing Everything First Hand
    19. Waseda Summer Session wasn't like any other Summer Camp
    20. Looking Forward to the Past
    21. Weeding a Rice Paddy ~Field Trip to Niigata~
    22. Japan Study Students to Waseda: A message from the class of 1983-84
    23. Developing Medical and Welfare Robots ~The Challenges of Kabe Laboratory, Faculty of Human Sciences~
    24. Recollecting experiences of Exchange Programme at Waseda
    25. Kuroda Kazuo Interview: About Studying in Japan
  1. Volunteer Activity
    1. Taking the first step in volunteering
    2. "Volunteer experience in earthquake-hit area Natori"
    3. "The Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Volunteering"
    4. How my perspective changed through volunteering
    5. Tohoku Volunteer
    6. Great East Japan Earthquake    "Fumbaro East Japan Support Project"


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Blog:Oct, 2015

The Double Degree Program at Peking University


Yuto Takeuchi
: Japanese
Status at Waseda University:
4th year at the School of Human Sciences

I studied at Peking University from September 2014 to July 2015 on a double degree program. I was enrolled in the School of International Studies at Peking University and studied international politics. As I was also accepted for the WSC Members Fund Global Leader Support Scholarship, I could start my days at Beijing with pride. Due partly to the help of the scholarship, I succeeded in obtaining a degree from Peking University.


 At the commendation ceremony for the recipients of the WSC Members Fund Global Leader Support Scholarship


This study abroad experience was, in one word, a training. Peking University is located in the northwest of Beijing, and is a little far from the busy area. It is at a wonderful location to isolate yourself from everyday life. At universities in China, students usually stay in the dormitories, and at Peking University, most students (except for some international students) stay in on-campus dormitories. Although the campus area is huge, it is even difficult to walk on the streets on campus during the time for classes or meals, because there are always so many people as students stay within the campus.

I tried to make the rhythm of daily life the same as that of Chinese students. Other than the time for early breakfast at 6:00AM, early dinner at 5:00PM, and for sleep, I used all my time for classes and doing homework. For most Chinese students at Peking University, even days such as Halloween, Christmas, and the end of the year are ordinary days. On campus, every day was an ordinary day. However, there were unordinary days. They were the periods when we had many papers to submit and tests to take. When I was at Peking University, I devoted all my time to study; however, these periods were especially demanding. Particularly, during the first semester, as there were so many things I had not experienced, I was always filled with worries. Even after the tests, I was still worried even when I was travelling for long vacation as I could not feel relieved until I could see that my grades were reported, the credits were earned and the GPA was above the specified level. After all these were confirmed, I could finally take a load off my mind. This is the time when I truly realized what it means to take a load off my mind.
Photo: After completing the DD program. I could truly take a load off my mind!

My study abroad experience at Peking University was a training which involved desperately holding onto a monster called a degree from Peking  University, continuously fighting with pressure I had never felt before. The days were truly demanding. However, in the term-end paper for a class  called “Introduction to International Politics”, I received a full score, meaning I was the best among all of the students taking the class. Furthermore, I gained a score which allowed me to receive a title called “xueba (academic emperor)” in certain classes. It was good I studied hard every day, trying to hang onto the Chinese students’ coattails. I was truly happy that I could survive in a survival game called the double degree program. I believe the confidence I gained through the study abroad experience will be a weapon for me.


With Professor Wang Yi Zhou, during a class of the “Introduction to International Politics”


A gathering with my colleagues pursuing DD after the final test at Peking University

In August after I had completed the DD program, I participated in a summer camp. I lived with students and scholars from different countries specialized in different fields for a month and thought about the future of Asia. Through this summer camp, the awareness of the fact that I am an Asian that began to develop as I studied international politics at Peking University increased further. During the past year, I sincerely felt how important it is to cooperate with Asian people in order to see Asia develop further. As I am interested in natural resources and energy, I would like to promote cooperation between Asian countries in this field, and hope to become a person necessary for Asia to lead the world.

Finally, I would sincerely like to thank the many people who have helped me before, during, and after the study abroad at Peking University. I believe the experience I gained from the DD study abroad program at Peking University will make my future life more fruitful. I will continuously do my best to make my life more enjoyable, never forgetting to thank others who have helped me along the way.

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