International Exchange and Educational Program for Food Safety

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 17 to September 19, 2015. 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)


Application Deadline: Applications for 2015 are closed

General Requirements:

Interns must:

  • be a national of the country of dispatching university
  • 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)
State University of Londrina (Brazil)
University of Battambang (Cambodia)
University of California: Davis (United States)
University of Gadja Mada (Indonesia)
University of the Philippines: Los Banos (Philippines)
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.

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
Visits to Japanese food companies

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


Program Information
 Program Schedule


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