Past Programs

2020

Latitude Zero Talks:
Explore Galápagos

Offered by Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)
The Galápagos are an archipelago of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean with a large number of endemic species that greatly influenced Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution. Join USFQ experts to gain a deeper understanding of the Galápagos Islands and Ecuadorian culture while exploring what sustainable development looks like in one of the most unique ecosystems on earth
Sep
4
Fri
Overfishing & the Galápagos Marine Reserve by Alex Hearn
Sep 4, 2020 I 12pm & 8pm Ecuador Time (UTC-5)
Sep 5, 2020 I 10am Tokyo Time (UTC+9)
Dr. Alex Hearn is a marine fisheries ecologist, and has worked as a Professor and Researcher at USFQ and the Galápagos Science Center since 2015. In this Latitude Zero Talk, Dr. Hearn will speak from his extensive experience and research in the region, and delve into the current state of overfishing in the Galápagos Islands and how it is endangering this unique ecosystem and its species.

Sep
18
Fri
State of Water in Ecuador from the Amazon to Galápagos by Valeria Ochoa
Sep 18, 2020 I 12pm & 8pm Ecuador Time (UTC-5)
Sep 19, 2020 I 10am Tokyo Time (UTC+9)
Dr. Valeria Ochoa is the Director of environmental Engineering and a co-founder of the Office of Innovation and Sustainability at UFSQ. In this talk, Dr. Ochoa will lead us to look at the bigger picture of the state of water in Ecuador through a comprehensive lens stretching from the Amazon region to the Galapagos.

Oct
2
Fri
Galápagos, the Human Dimension by Diego Quiroga
Oct 2, 2020 I 12pm & 8pm Ecuador Time (UTC-5)
Oct 3, 2020 I 10am Tokyo Time (UTC+9)
Dr. Diego Quiroga is the Dean of Research at USFQ. In this Latitude Zero Talk, Dr. Quiroga will bring the Galápagos focused series to a close and take a look at the human dimension of the islands.
Students from APRU member universities who have participated in eight or more USFQ events throughout the semester are eligible to receive the USFQ GO Global Citizenship Certificate. For enquiries, please contact opi@usfq.edu.ec.

Stories from around the World

Offered by Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)
Meet your peers from all over the world in a series of events geared towards cross cultural exchange and immersion through social connection. Stories from around the World is an initiative from the Office of International Programs at USFQ but it is student centered and each session will be led by local students!
Sep
11
Fri
Stories from around the World: Origins
Sep 11, 2020 I 12pm & 8pm Ecuador Time (UTC-5)
Sep 12, 2020 I 10am Tokyo Time (UTC+9)
What are your origins? Join your peers to learn about each other’s background! This session will be an opportunity to share a bit about your home through an interactive activity.

Sep
25
Fri
Stories from around the World: Culinary Arts
Sep 25, 2020 I 12pm & 8pm Ecuador Time (UTC-5)
Sep 26, 2020 I 10am Tokyo Time (UTC+9)
What are your local culinary traditions and what can they tell us about your culture? This session is sure to leave us all a bit hungry as we will be sharing international culinary traditions through multimedia as we continue to create an online international community.

Oct
16
Fri
Stories from around the World: Gender & Equality
Oct 16, 2020 I 12pm & 8pm Ecuador Time (UTC-5)
Oct 17, 2020 I 10am Tokyo Time (UTC+9)
What has been your experience with gender and equality? What does the LGBTQI+ community in your context look like? Join us for a session to discuss gender and equality across international borders, find connections, and take part in a dialogue led by local USFQ campus group: Dragones Queer.
Students from APRU member universities who have participated in eight or more USFQ events throughout the semester are eligible to receive the USFQ GO Global Citizenship Certificate. For enquiries, please contact opi@usfq.edu.ec.

Studying and Living in an American Research University

Offered by University of California, Riverside
This course is a series of 10 workshops with topics that help you learn more about the experience of living in the U.S. and studying at an American research university. Students will learn about the American university system, behaviors and expectations in the classroom, employment options and career development, leadership opportunities and collaboration on campus, the basics of American culture and adjusting to new cultural environments, and other useful information to help them be successful when they study in the U.S.
Oct
1
Thu

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Dec
3
Thu
Oct 1, 2020 to Dec 3, 2020
Thursday 6pm - 7pm Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7) / Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
DateDescription
Oct 1Introduction to American Research University
Oct 8Understanding the American Classroom & Cultural Adjustment
Oct 15Academic Honesty in the American Education System
Oct 22Employment Opportunities & Career Development
Oct 29How to Choose & Apply for Graduate Programs?
Nov 5Leadership & Collaboration
Nov 12Personal Wellness: Recreational Activities, Mental Health, Work-Life Balance Resources
Nov 19Student Organizations & On-Campus Activities
Nov 24*Living On or Off Campus
Dec 3American Culture in a Nutshell
*Note: November 24 will replace the 26th due to observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Writing of the Ultimate CV: A Death Ritual in Medieval China

Offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Join us at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in a journey to reflect on the life of a prematurely deceased 20-year-old through her tomb epitaph in medieval China, and discover how the craftsmanship and aesthetic are passed on in modern Chinese culture with a veteran tombstone engraver.
Oct
8
Thu
Hong Kong Time I Oct 8, 9am
Seoul & Tokyo Time I Oct 8, 10am
Sydney Time I Oct 8, 12pm
Los Angeles Time I Oct 7, 6pm
Santiago Time I Oct 7, 10pm
This virtual excursion takes the participants to the uncharted territory of a death ritual, namely the writing of tomb epitaphs. In medieval China, it was common for a biographical eulogy in formal script, sometimes penned by famous calligraphers, to be engraved onto the tombstone of the deceased. The buried tombstone was not meant to be seen or read by the living. What kind of information was recorded?

Join us at CUHK, home of a premier collection of Chinese art with dozens of tombstones and rubbings, in a journey to reflect on the life of a prematurely deceased 20-year-old in medieval China through her ultimate CV – the tomb epitaph.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Top Tips for CV, Cover Letter & LinkedIn for 2021 & Beyond

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The ultimate purpose of the CV and cover letter is to provide a story, a more detailed explanation of your skills and experiences. How do we create a CV and a cover letter that are both informative and interesting to employers?
Oct
16
Fri
Oct 16, 2020 I 2pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Did you know that once you join LinkedIn, each connection made introduces you to an average of 400 new people? You also get access to potential employers looking for your talent and skills. How to build a professional LinkedIn profile and help you be memorable for the right reasons? Come join us and learn more!
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Evening Music Jam@HKUST

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Music always brings people together. Evening Music Jam@HKUST provides a platform for students to perform and appreciate different genres of live music, stay connected with peers and meet new friends via Zoom.
Oct
19
Mon
Session One:
Oct 19, 2020
I 6pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Student performers will take turn to play songs and share their music journey with participants. Interactive discussion groups will be formed for participants to meet new friends via zoom. Any genre of music is welcome! It's a causal music sharing and social event.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives
Contextualizing BLM in the History of Slavery & Segregation

Offered by University of California, Los Angeles
The Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives series aims to provide a platform for scholars, students and activists to deepen our collective understanding of the structure and experience of racial oppression and the long struggle for racial justice, as well as to draw connections among unique, but interlinked anti-racist struggles in the context of global histories of colonialism, imperialism and internationalism.
Oct
23
Fri
Oct 23, 2020 I 4pm Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Black Lives Matter: Historical Roots
Speaker: Prof. Brenda Stevenson
Professor & Nickoll Family Endowed Chair in History, University of California, Los Angeles

Can Black Lives Matter in a Black Country? Notes from Jamaica
Speaker: Prof. Deborah Thomas
R. Jean Brownlee Professor of Anthropology & Director of the Center of Experimental Ethnography, University of Pennsylvania
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Mapathon@HKUST

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
This event provides an amazing opportunity for volunteers to digitally connect and map the most vulnerable places in the developing world so that locals and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) can use these maps and data to better respond to crises affecting these areas.
Oct
28
Wed
October Session:
Oct 28, 2020
I 6:30pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
In this event, volunteers will be comparing satellite images and adding buildings to a shared online map which will then be made available for all humanitarian organizations worldwide.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Library iTalk - Daoism & Environmental Philosophy: Nourishing Life

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Oct
29
Thu
Oct 29, 2020 I 12:00pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
The early Daoist text the Daodejing is popularly and anachronistically thought to speak in direct ways to ecology and the environment. Such prevalent ways of reading the text persist even as they are frequently criticized in the Sinological and Daoist scholarly community. While the Daodejing was composed across different historical contexts with diverse purposes in mind, the text continues to speak to questions of how to individually and socially live and interact with human and inhuman life and the natural world.

In discussing the book Daoism and Environmental Philosophy: Nourishing Life, the extent to which the Daodejing and other early Daoist texts can be suggestive for addressing the contemporary environmental crisis will be reexamined. The talk will consider whether and how early Daoist conceptions and practices of emptying (xu 虛), stilling (jing 靜), and making plain (su 素), responsive attunement (wuwei 無為), and nourishing life (yangsheng 養生 ) can be interpreted and reimagined in critical ecological models that indicate different more nurturing ways of dwelling and becoming with our environment and the myriad things (wanwu 萬物), in their own respective tendencies and ways of becoming (ziran 自然).

About the Speaker

Eric S. Nelson is Associate Professor of Humanities at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His areas of teaching and research include modern European, East Asian, and intercultural/comparative philosophy and religion.
Open to all students from APRU member universities. Interested students should register with their university email address.

Can't Stop the Wave, Let's Learn to Surf: Cultivating Self-Compassion for Well-Being

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Oct
30
Fri
Oct 30, 2020 I 2:30pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
In this workshop, you will learn how to cultivate more personal space for loving awareness and self-kindness in your daily life, thus enhancing our capacity for emotional well-being and building resilience. With a spirit of openness and tenderness, you will stop being so hard on yourself but motivate and encourage yourself with greater ease and confidence.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Sexual Health, Trauma & the Pursuit of Wellbeing Part I

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Oct
31
Sat
Oct 31, 2020 I 10am Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Intimacy, sexuality and sexual expression are basic human needs. Our understanding towards sex and intimacy affects how we see ourselves and the relationships with others. This workshop will discuss the relationship between having a healthy view on sexuality and its impacts on overall psychological well-being. By achieving positive relationships, you will enjoy the companionship, excitement, fulfillment of emotional pleasure and love.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Enhance EQ & Support Your Friends

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Nov
4
Wed
Nov 4, 2020 I 6:30pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
We will focus on integrating psychological theories into practical tips for you to navigate social and emotional obstacles to our well-being. Guide you to gain insights in human emotions and social interactions through some interesting thought-experiments and case studies. You will also be inspired to value self-care and empathetic communication in facing stress and adversity in life, thus gaining more confidence in handling your own emotions and in turn rendering timely support to your beloved ones.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Picturing Hong Kong through Historical Paintings & Photos

Offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hailed as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Hong Kong’s charms long captivated artists, tourists, and Hollywood. Paintings by classical Chinese painters and colored slides by sojourning American military officers offer different perspectives of this port- turned-metropolis. Or do they not?
Nov
5
Thu
Nov 5, 2020 I 9:00am Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Join us and make up for what you miss seeing in person with an in-depth look at historical paintings and rare vintage photos of Hong Kong in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) collection. Scholars from different disciplines will introduce early tourist attractions against 21st century street views.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

The Leadership Challenge

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
This workshop is hosted by the Redbird Leadership Community of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Nov
5
Thu
Nov 5, 2020 I 6:30pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Based on Jim Kouzes' and Barry Posner's The Student Leadership Challenge®, you will learn about five practices of exemplary leadership, and exchange ideas with HKUST students on the application of these five practices to inspire excellence in your circle of influence.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Stories from around the World II

Offered by Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)
Meet your peers from all over the world in a series of events geared towards cross cultural exchange and immersion through social connection. Stories from around the World is an initiative from the Office of International Programs at USFQ but it is student centered and each session will be led by local students!
Nov
6
Fri
Stories from around the World: Origins
Nov 6, 2020 I 8pm Ecuador Time (UTC-5)
What are your origins? Join your peers to learn about each other’s background with an interesting spin! This session will be an opportunity to share a bit about your home through an interactive activity based on local legends.

Nov
20
Fri
Stories from around the World: Campus Cultures
Nov 20, 2020 I 8pm Ecuador Time (UTC-5)
What’s the culture on your campus like? Join your peers to learn about each other’s universities and what makes them unique! This session will be an opportunity to share a bit about your university experience through an interactive activity.

Dec
11
Fri
Stories from around the World: Art
Dec 11, 2020 I 8pm Ecuador Time (UTC-5)
What does art mean to you, and how does your culture shape this perspective? Join your peers to learn about each other’s cultures and experience through conversations about art- conceptualized broadly (i.e. visual arts, music, theatre, media, etc.) ! This session will be an opportunity to share a bit about your culture and explore your creativity through an interactive activity.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

How to Prepare for Job Interviews in the Post-Pandemic World?

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Any conversation that you have with another person for the foreseeable future will at least touch on the ongoing pandemic. Job interviews are no different. What have you learned about yourself during the pandemic?
Nov
9
Mon
Nov 9, 2020 I 12pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Aside from making sure you are wearing trousers and that your Zoom background looks professional, preparing for an interview means being ready to answer some new questions. Join us to find out more.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Language Lunch Events for English & Japanese

Offered by Waseda University
Want to make new friends from Japan during your break time? How about practicing a language you’re learning with other students? Check out the Lunch Events held online from the Waseda University Intercultural Communication Center (ICC)! It’s a great way to make new friends from around the world! Simply open your lunchbox (or grab your breakfast/dinner or even a cup of tea depending on your time zone) and log on to the ICC to chat to like-minded students!
Nov
10
Tue
English Lunch
Nov 10, 2020 I 12:20-12:50pm Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Everyone from beginners to native speakers are welcome! You don’t have to speak the target language, just come along and enjoy chatting with other people from various backgrounds about their countries and cultures.

Nov
13
Fri
Japanese Lunch I
Nov 13, 2020 I 12:20-12:50pm Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Everyone from beginners to native speakers are welcome! You don’t have to speak the target language, just come along and enjoy chatting with other people from various backgrounds about their countries and cultures.

Nov
17
Tue
Japanese Lunch II
Nov 17, 2020 I 12:20-12:50pm Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Everyone from beginners to native speakers are welcome! You don’t have to speak the target language, just come along and enjoy chatting with other people from various backgrounds about their countries and cultures.
To register for the event, please write to icc-cafe@list.waseda.jp, including the following items:

1. University Name:
2. Affiliation (School name):
3. Academic Year:
4. Full Name:
5. Nickname:
6. Where you live:
7. Email Address:
8. Please choose which days you want to participate? (delete other days):
A.【English Lunch】Nov 10 (Tue), 2020 12:20-12:50pm Japan Time (UTC+9) Or
B.【Japanese Lunch】Nov 13 (Fri), 2020 12:20-12:50pm Japan Time (UTC+9) Or
C.【Japanese Lunch】Nov 17 (Tue), 2020 12:20-12:50pm Japan Time (UTC+9)
9. Others: (If you have something you want to tell us, please let us know.)

*Place: Online via Zoom (The Zoom URL will be sent to participants the day before each lunch.)
*Capacity: 30 people (including the Waseda University Students)

The registration deadline for each lunch is the day before at 9:00am Japan Standard Time (UTC+9). The event opens to all students from APRU member universities.

Mapathon@HKUST

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
This event provides an amazing opportunity for volunteers to digitally connect and map the most vulnerable places in the developing world so that locals and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) can use these maps and data to better respond to crises affecting these areas.
Nov
14
Sat
November Session:
Nov 14, 2020
I 10am Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
In this event, volunteers will be comparing satellite images and adding buildings to a shared online map which will then be made available for all humanitarian organizations worldwide.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Korea University Student Life Revealed!

Offered by Korea University
Ever wonder why education is such an essential social value in Korea? Want to know why it’s so great to be a university student at Korea’s most prestigious university? Join your virtual 선배 (class mentors) for this unique opportunity to virtually experience a freshman's life at the top university in Korea.
Nov
16
Mon
Nov 16, 2020 I 7pm Korea Time (UTC+9)
This live online event will give you a sense of what makes Korea University special and inspiring millions of Koreans' lives and why being a Korea University graduate is so important in modern Korean society. Tour the incredible neogothic campus facilities, experience its cutting-edge learning environment, and share the Korean custom of 신입생 (freshman) with your classmates.
Open to all students from APRU member universities. No registration is required. Interested students can join the live stream on 16 Nov, 7pm Korea Time (UTC+9) at here.

Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives - Global Movements Against Racial Capitalism

Offered by University of California, Los Angeles
The Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives series aims to provide a platform for scholars, students and activists to deepen our collective understanding of the structure and experience of racial oppression and the long struggle for racial justice, as well as to draw connections among unique, but interlinked anti-racist struggles in the context of global histories of colonialism, imperialism and internationalism.
Nov
19
Thu
Nov 19, 2020 I 4pm Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
How are struggles against anti-black racism in the United States connected to a longer history of global movements against racial capitalism? This event features two distinguished scholars who will discuss the stakes of transnational solidarity politics for racial and decolonial liberation in Latin America and across Asia and the Pacific.

'Gulag' North Korea?: Black Antifascist Critique of U.S. 'Police Action' in Korea
Speaker: Prof. Christine Hong
Associate Professor in the Literature Department and the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program at University of California, Santa Cruz

Racial Capitalism and Solidarity Movements from the Americas to the Globe
Speaker: Prof. Anne Garland Mahler
Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at the University of Virginia
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Sexual Health, Trauma & the Pursuit of Wellbeing Part II

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Nov
21
Sat
Nov 21, 2020 I 10am Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
This workshop will introduce practical ways to handle traumatic experience. There is a potential of sexual health and well-being for each individual. Despite the experiences, people can bounce back after adversity. We call it resilience. What makes a person more resilient than the others? How does it lead to a flourishing life? Can it be learned? The workshop will discuss ways to cultivate resilience and wellbeing through the lens of positive psychology.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

A Walk in Kennedy Town: Discover Authentic Hong Kong in Real Time

Offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Being one of the former British colony’s oldest communities on the northwestern end of Hong Kong Island, today Kennedy Town has gentrified into a vibrant neighborhood with a mix of instagrammable spots and historical relics that carry stories of the lost City of Victoria and the spooky past of the plague.
Nov
24
Tue
Hong Kong Time I Nov 24, 9:30am
Seoul & Tokyo Time I Nov 24, 10:30am
Sydney Time I Nov 24, 12:30pm
Los Angeles Time I Nov 23, 5:30pm
Santiago Time I Nov 23, 10:30pm
Join The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on an interactive tour of Kennedy Town in real time! Our community tour guide will walk you through the alleys to discover the iconic stonewall trees, and show you the authentic Hong Kong from a local perspective.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Photography Exhibition Talk: Wildlife Refuges: Falklands, South Georgia, & Antarctica by Mr. Anthony Yau

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Nov
26
Thu
Nov 26, 2020 I 12:30pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
The talk will focus on sharing the presenter’s shooting experience of wildlife in Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica.

Topics including:
When is the best time to visit Antarctica?
What kind of tours should we join?
What should we prepare?
What kind of equipment should we bring along?
What kind of wildlife can we expect?
What stunning scenes may we encounter?
What lessons can we earn? (e.g. environmental impacts and concerns)
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Evening Music Jam@HKUST

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Music always brings people together. Evening Music Jam@HKUST provides a platform for students to perform and appreciate different genres of live music, stay connected with peers and meet new friends via Zoom.
Nov
26
Thu
Session Two:
Nov 26, 2020
I 6pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Student performers will take turn to play songs and share their music journey with participants. Interactive discussion groups will be formed for participants to meet new friends via zoom. Any genre of music is welcome! It's a causal music sharing and social event.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

Special Lecture on History of Korean Pop Music & K-Pop

Offered by Korea University
Join Professor Ji Hoon Park of Korea University’s School of Media and Communication as he delves into the world of K-pop to uncover the true stories of how the K-pop industry operates and its relation to your favorite idols.
Nov
27
Fri
Nov 27, 2020 I 4pm Korea Time (UTC+9)
From its historical development to recent issues, Prof. Park takes you behind the scenes of this astonishingly popular and highly-stylized modern showbiz phenomena, which is not only entertaining, but also economically and culturally significant to the contemporary nation of Korea.
Open to all students from APRU member universities. No registration is required. Interested students can join the live stream on 27 Nov, 4pm Korea Time (UTC+9) at here.

Indonesia through the Eyes of its People

Offered by Universitas Indonesia
Exploring Indonesia through the livelihoods, cultural practices, social organization, and political ideologies of its people.
Nov
30
Mon
Nov 30, 2020 I 11am Indonesia Time (UTC+7)
Indonesia is known for its ecosystem and cultural diversity. This talk explores Indonesia through the livelihoods, cultural practices, social organization, and political ideologies of its people who are scattered across urban-rural and highland-lowland areas. We will also draw from Indonesia’s mediascape and vibrant popular culture scene to understand Indonesia. The talk will be held online and synchronously in the form of interactive lectures and group discussions.
Open to all students from APRU member universities.

JAPAN Expo by TOHOKU Univ.

Offered by Tohoku University
Explore Japan at home! Seven 75 minutes online events will be offered in two days during 5 & 6 December. In each event, you'll be able to know more about Japan and Japanese culture through insightful explanations and interactive activities. Join and be a huge fan of Japan!
Dec
5
Sat
Adventure in Japan
Dec 5, 2020 I 12noon Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
The theme of the event is about traveling in Japan. Enjoy and learn about famous places in Japan through a fun game of Sugoroku, Yes or No questions, and a video presentation of wonderful Japanese cities. In this event, we highly encourage participants to share their culture as well during our interaction.

Dec
5
Sat
Touring Japan
Dec 5, 2020 I 2pm Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Japan has many other beautiful places to offer other than Tokyo and Hokkaido. This presentation showcases some of the 'hidden gems' in Japan including Sendai, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. We hope to get people excited about traveling to different places in Japan and see what else Japan has to offer.

Dec
5
Sat
Six Summer Festivals of TOHOKU
Dec 5, 2020 I 4pm Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
There are six famous festivals in Tohoku which are called 'Rokkonsai'. We will introduce the festivals' history and backgrounds, traditional dances, decorations, food, and so on. A special video will be shown to explain the festivals.

Dec
6
Sun
The Portrayal of Japanese Media
Dec 6, 2020 I 10am Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Through presenting anime, movies, comedies, actors, and karaoke, we will be focusing on these topics to bring light to Japan's media culture. With the various interactive events we have planned, international students are encouraged to participate.

Dec
6
Sun
A Treasure Hunt of Japanese Pop Culture
Dec 6, 2020 I 12noon Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Introducing fashion, food and music! You can travel from old Japan to modern Japan! We prepare some quizzes and dance that anyone can enjoy! There are even contents that make you feel like you are in Japan even though you are online!

Dec
6
Sun
Japanese Pop Culture Expo
Dec 6, 2020 I 2pm Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Join us to meet new people from all over the world and to discover more about Japan's pop culture! Come learn new slangs that are commonly used by the Japanese natives, have fun discussions and quizzes about anime, and have a taste of Japan's cuisine. All participants are welcome!

Dec
6
Sun
Kanpai! - What it Means to Be an Adult in Japan
Dec 6, 2020 I 4pm Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Have you ever thought of what it means to become an adult, or celebrating the coming-of-age? In Japan, we have a ceremony to celebrate coming-of-age! Tune in to our event on December 6th to learn more about what coming-of-age means for the Japanese people. Let's share traditions and cultures while making origami kimonos!
Open to all students from APRU member universities. The application deadline is 4 Dec, 11:59pm Japan Standard Time (UTC+9).

Christmas Music Jam

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dec
22
Tue
Dec 22, 2020 I 6pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Christmas is coming and even COVID-19 can't stop it. Let's get into the festive spirit at our online Christmas Music Jam event. Students from HKUST and University of Chile will perform different genres of live music for you to enjoy.Please get ready with your Christmas hat, some snacks and a camera to meet new friends via zoom!
Open to all students from APRU member universities. Registered participants will receive confirmation email with zoom link 3 days before the event.