Frequently Answered Questions

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Eligibility Go Global Statement
Activities Portfolio


Q: Is registering for Go Global Gateway compulsory for first-year undergraduate students?
A: No. Participating in Go Global Gateway is optional and is not a part of requirement for proceeding onto the Senior Division or receiving the undergraduate degree. However, students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the various opportunities Go Global Gateway offers. Go Global Gateway is designed to enhance the students’ university life by providing chances to cultivate global mindset and skills, which will help them as they pursue various professional careers in this globalized world in the future.

Go Global Statement

Q: What do I need to include in the Go Global Statement?
A: Make sure you address how you “plan to achieve global competence” and what kind of person you wish to become through university life. Remember the Go Global Statement, written at the beginning of your university career, will serve as a record of your ideas and thoughts for you to later reflect on.

Q: Do students receive any scores or grades for the Go Global Statement?
A: No. Students will not be graded on their statements. However, statements with insufficient contents may be returned to be rewritten.


Q: When do we attend activities to report on? Is there any rules for when we can attend activities?
A: You may write about any activities you have participated after you entered the university. You may write reports even after you receive the certificate as long as you are an undergraduate student of the university.

Q: Do students receive scores or grades for reports on activities?
A: No. Students are not going to be evaluated on the reports. However, reports with insufficient contents may be returned to be rewritten.

Q: If I take a foreign language course offered to April-entry students, how would it be regarded concerning the category 1?
A: It will be viewed as a legitimate part of the category 1 requirement as long as you fulfill the PEAK requirements to advance to the Senior Division.

Q: How long will it take for one report to get accepted after submission through the web system?
A: Regular processing time will be about one week. Please keep in mind that it may take longer depending on the volume of submission from other students.

Q: If my report on an activity is not accepted, may I revise and submit it again?
A: Yes, you may.

Q: Can I obtain a certificate without traveling outside Japan?
A: Yes. In that case, you should choose to participate in at least three activities which fall into the categories of activities 1, 2 and 4. You will then be eligible to submit a statement to be obtain a certificate.

Q: Do you have any examples of acceptable or good reports for us?
A: We would like you to act and think creatively on your own through participating in Go Global Gateway. Therefore, we do not give any examples.

Q: How are the four kinds of activities related to the five elements of global competence?
A: Each activity should embody certain elements of global competence. It may be related to one, two, or more of the five elements. Thus it is up to the students to explain in their own words how the activity they have participated in touches on any of the elements of global competence. Go Global Gateway, in other words, will not define or dictate what the activities should mean for the students. Rather, students are encouraged to frame the significance of their activity within the framework of the five elements of global competence and equate the activity with one of the elements.


Q: What components will the portfolio consist of?
A: The major part will be your reports on activities that you attended. Once approved, your reports will appear on your portfolio automatically, along with the titles and dates of the activities.


Q: Are there any activities that you especially value so that I can take advantage of attending when I apply for the certificate?
A: No. As long as the reports of the activities are accepted and approved by Go Global Gateway, they will be treated equally.

Q: Are there any incentives for participating in Go Global Gateway?
A: The biggest incentive is Go Global Gateway encourages you to think and grow globally. In order to support the students’ interest, certain events will be held throughout the year exclusively for those who have registered for Go Global Gateway. These include various networking events and subsidized short-term study abroad programs.

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