There is no “mold” for paving the future.
SFC students find themes worth exploring and perform research to solve tomorrow’s challenges.
“I spent most of my childhood reading books, and being inspired by them to write my own stories,” says the fourth-year student. “Because of that, I decided that my research should be about children’s books.”
“I thought that when I graduate, it would probably be best if I know business as well, not just IT.”
"I felt that way at first too, because many of the required classes in the first year are related to programming and math. That’s not what I was excited about,” she laughs."
Keio Student Exchange Program
“Spending one year abroad, outside your comfort zone, can be a really exciting and fun experience.”
“My business aims to provide a mobile application where people can resell or buy used books at a reasonable price, and also where people can donate used books to others.”
“It’s very much a diverse place. Even within the Keio system itself, I feel like it’s very different, even in the way people interact on an everyday basis.”
Japanese Language Courses at SFC
’m really impressed by the Japanese Lab. First, the teacher asks you how you want to study Japanese. For example, for me, I like to concentrate on speaking. I don’t like writing or grammar.”
"The GIGA Program was a perfect fit, and was better value than similar programs that I found in Canada or the UK. "
"The people around me in my research group are all studying interesting concepts in the South East Asian region and discussion in the group stimulates new ways of thinking about your own project."
"One of the reasons for choosing my current laboratory is my strong interest in human behavior. At SFC I mix with other GIGA students from a wide range of countries and with Japanese students through my research groups."
"The possibility to enter a seminar from the first year gives a great opportunity to those who want to take advantage of it, which is unique to SFC."
" I did not want to spend time learning Japanese before starting a course, but with the GIGA Program I could learn about Japanese language and culture alongside my studies. It was the best choice I could have made, as I was able to learn so much more here than I could have in Singapore."
"SFC also plays a major role in the Internet in Japan, with many of the leading professors responsible for creating the Internet in Asia and connecting it to the Internet in the West, and the only root name server for the Internet in the whole of Asia hosted at SFC."
"The environment here has really awakened my interests. The study style also differs from traditional teaching, with the lecturers sharing their experience rather than simply teaching. There is also a lot of freedom to pursue the studies you want, so Keio SFC is a great choice for those that know what they want to do."