|Waseda University EDESSA|
|Personal Thoughts on EDESSA||
|Keio Unviersity PEARL|
|Personal Thoughts on PEARL||
|Keio University SFC|
|Personal Thoughts on GIGA||
|Waseda University SILS|
|Personal Thoughts on SILS||
|International Christian University|
|Personal Thoughts on ICU||
|Q1) Did you need to submit your TOEFL score?|
|EDESSA||No, it wasn’t required but I did take one and submitted it just in case.|
|PEARL||I took one and my score was 91.I took one and my score was 91 though my friends seem to have scores higher than me.|
|GIGA||Yes, I scored around 110. It was said to submit either TOEFL or IELTS. My friends scored between 95 and 100.|
|Q2) During Covid-19 period, was the classes mostly online?|
|EDESSA||For me, it was mostly online. But the facilities at my department have been renovated to make more classes face-to-face.|
|PEARL||Since many PEARL students were still outside of Japan, classes were mainly online. In my case, my seminar and some classes from other disciplines were face-to-face.|
|GIGA||A lot of students were still overseas and the campus access was not great forcing students to travel far, classes were mainly online.|
|Q3) How many people move on to graduate school?|
|EDESSA||Not answered during the session. *1|
|PEARL||I’m not sure but I feel like many choose to take a job. *2|
|GIGA||Continuing to masters is quite familiar for GIGA students because SFC is next to the graduate school and students have seminars with grafuate students.*3|
*1 27% of the 2019 students continue to study after graduation of EDESSA (sited from Waseda Univeristy webpage: https://www.waseda.jp/fpse/pse/en/applicants/career/).
*2 Keio university has not issued an official statistics as the PEARL is a newly established program.
*3 25% of the 2021 graduates have reported to move on to schools in both Japan and foreign countries (sited from Keio university webpage: https://giga.sfc.keio.ac.jp/career-development/giga-program-graduates/).
|Q1) What is the average score for IB/SAT/TOEFL? *4|
|Q2) How many people move on to graduate school? *5|
|SILS||About 10% go on to graduate school.|
|ICU||About 20% move on to graduate school.|
|Q3) Which industry do the students work in?|
|SILS||The common industries include Information and communications, banking and insurance, manufacturing industries.|
|ICU||The graduates find employment in wide range of industries, particulary with global companies; The top three industries are information and communications, scientific research, manufacturing industries.|
*4 Data taken from the offical website of the university.
*5 Data taken from the offical website of the university.