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Events for International Students

Orientation for International Students

Date Early April (Spring semester), Late September (Fall semester)
Place Yamagata University
For Campus tour, guidance on how to use the YU library, learning the traffic regulation in Japan, etc.

Yamagata Hanagasa Matsuri (flower hat festival)

Date 5-7 August (three days)
Content Parade of Hanagasa Dancing
Led by Yamagata City International Friendship Association

Field Trip for International Students

Date Undecided (once a year)
Content A two-day field trip to experience Japanese culture and history
For International students at all the four campuses

Cultural Exchange Event

Date Mid October
Content Boat trip down the Mogami River, visit to museum, cross-cultural experiences, etc.
Host The Ladies International Communication Club

University Festivals

Date Mid October - Early November
Name of Festival
Kojirakawa Campus: Yatsumine Festival
Yonezawa Campus: Azuma Festival
Tsuruoka Campus: Kakuju Festival
Content Annual events organized by students; many including stores serving foods and drinks, symposium, concert, presentaiton and performance by student organizations, etc.

Cultural Exchange Events with Local Community

Date Late January
Content Inter-cultural communication, networking, and information exchange meetings for international students and local residents in Yamagata Prefecture
For International students enrolling in the higher educational institutes in Yamagata Prefecture, tutors, Yamagata Prefectural International Exchange Promotion Council, etc.