Session 2「大学とパートナー団体との”外部連携”の実態と選択肢を知る」|“Opening Opportunities for Creating Effective Alliance for Global University – Collaboration Between Third Party Organizations and Universities”

横山 匡(アゴス・ジャパン)



講師感想 : 平出暁美(CIEE国際教育交換協議会)


外部団体と連携し、国際教育事業に協働で取り組むとはどういうことか。また、どのような可能性を大学にもたらすことが出来るか。コロナショックを受けて、外部団体と協働することのメリットをテーマとしたセッション 2には、1日目32名、2日目22名の参加があった。セッション冒頭で、Zoomの「投票」機能を使って参加者に質問したところ、既に外部団体と何らかの提携をしている方が1日目86%、2日目が64%と意外に多く、また両日6~7割以上の方が国際教育に携わって5年以上とのことで、現場の状況を理解されている方々が集まったセッションだった。



Tadashi Yokoyama (AGOS Japan)

Michiyo Fujimoto (The Study Abroad Foundation)

Akemi Hiraide (CIEE Japan)

Comments from the instructor : Akemi Hiraide (CIEE Japan)


What does it mean to you to collaborate with external third-party organizations on international education and international projects? What possibilities can outside organizations bring to the university? Session 2, that dealt with collaboration between third party organizations and universities, had 32 participants on the first day and 22 participants on the second day.

At the beginning of the session, when we asked the participants using Zoom’s “vote” function, 86% of the participants on the first day and 64% of the participants on the second day already had some kind of tie-up with an external organization, which was more than we had expected. More than 60 to 70% of the participants on both days have been involved in the field of international education for more than 5 years, so it seemed to have been a session where those who understood the situation of the field gathered.

After sharing the background of all of the participants with the “vote” function, the three speakers presented to the group to show examples of collaboration between outside organizations and universities. Each of us included our current efforts under the circumstances of COVID-19, key points for continuing ongoing collaboration with universities, and introduced the possibilities for the future.

Words such as “understanding,” “mutual consent,” “cooperation,” and “collaboration” were raised as keywords common to all three speakers. After the presentations, we had Q & A sessions and received comments from participants. Questions included topics such as how to increase the satisfaction of participants in virtual/online programs. One comment was that online programming has some advantages, as it can provide students with connections regardless of distance. In addition, there were questions about credit recognition and assessments of the students’ experiences.

There were quite a few questions and remarks about COIL and virtual/online study abroad from the participants due to COVID-19.  Now that we are forced to operate “with COVID-19”, cooperation and collaboration are important keywords, and in the international education field, collaboration between universities and external organizations beyond the traditional framework will be even more important. We hope that the participants came away from the session with some concrete future ideas to put into action.