International Exchange and Educational Program for Food Safety

 2018 program: August 20 – September 21, 2018

Program Overview

The International Exchange and Educational Program for Food Safety is an international student exchange program developed by the Food Science Group of Faculty of Agriculture of Kagawa University. This program provides the opportunity for young future researchers to network internationally while gaining international experience. Students are be expected to exchange information, share experiences, and their research with each other. The primary language for this program exchange will be English. This program will be held at the Faculty of Agriculture from August 21 to September 20, 2017. The Faculty of Agriculture will invite international students to participate in the program. This program is partially funded by a grant from the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), a governmental support agency for scholarship loan programs, support programs for international students, and student support programs founded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and the Faculty of Agriculture of Kagawa University. Some attending students who attend will receive a stipend (in cash) shortly after their arrival to help defray their travel, lodging and other costs. Other students will attend as self-supporting students and will not receive financial assistance. (Please check it your home university if you are eligible for the stipend) Dates:

August 20 – September 21, 2018

Accommodations: Check-in: August 20, 2018, Check-out: September 21, 2018

Please apply through your faculty or university

General Requirements

Interns must:

  • be a full-time student of the dispatching university
  • must be enrolled as a full-time student at your university throughout the duration of our program (August 20 – September 21, 2018). So, 4th year students that will graduate before our program begins or finishes are not eligible. NOTE: This condition does not apply to self-funded students.
  • be in a science program (preferably with an interest in food safety)
  • be in the third or fourth year of an undergraduate program, or the first year of a masters program
  • have a GPA above 2.3 on a 3 point system for the most recent academic year
  • submit a resume outlining their research interests and experience; a completed registration form ; a transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable in PDF format); and a letter of recommendation from one professor from your faculty/department
  • have proof of travel/health insurance for the period of the internship

To apply

Please send the application material via your home university contact:
  1. a cover letter outlining your research interests, experience and your reasons for wanting to take part in this program
  2. a .pdf of your resume including a head and shoulders photo
  3. a .pdf scan of your transcript (an unofficial transcript from your university website is acceptable)
  4. a completed registration form (available from the faculty contact person of your home university)
  5. a letter of recommendation from one professor from your faculty/department
Please note you must have a GPA of 2.3 or higher on a 3.0 scale. Participating Universities (in alphabetical order) Assumption University (Thailand) Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia) Chiang Mai University (Thailand) Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) Diponegoro University (Indonesia) Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Vietnam) Kasetsart University (Thailand) Middle East Technical University METU (Turkey) Nanjing Agricultural University (China) National Chiayi University (Taiwan) Nottingham University (United Kingdom) Silpakorn University (Thailand) State University of Londrina (Brazil) Texas A & M University: Commerce (United States) University of Battambang (Cambodia) University of California: Davis (United States) University of Gadja Mada (Indonesia) University of Ghana (Ghana) University of Nottingham (United Kingdom) University of the Philippines: Los Banos (Philippines) Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City – University of Technology (Vietnam) Zhejiang Gongshang University (China) Overview of major activities This schedule has not been finalized. This overview is a list of planned events and activities, which are subject to change. Orientation Campus tour: Main campus of Kagawa University Campus tour: Faculty of Agriculture of Kagawa University Laboratory Training Lab orientation Lab work (individual) Lab experiment Company Visits Visit to a Japanese food company Specialized Studies (including practical skills) Mycotoxins (analysis and training) Food allergy analysis (analysis and training) Flavor/off flavor (training and analysis) Food residue/ pesticide training and analysis Internship Seminar for CDP frozen food safety Rare sugar Ice cream preparation, utilizing rare sugars Preparation of Japanese noodles Visit to Shodoshima island to investigate olive and soy production Other Academic events Student Presentation Seminars Culture Events Japanese culture/language classes Japanese Tea Ceremony/Wearing traditional summer kimono Recreational events Short homestay International exchange discussions

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