56 international students participated in Kansai Gaidai’s Internship Program in 2018

Aug 24, 2018 (Fri.)

The year 2018 marks the fourth year since The Kansai Gaidai Internship Program (KGIP) was launched. A total of 56 international students participated in the KGIP and interned at 18 business firms, 16 local schools, and 4 organizations. The number of participants is steadily increasing each year due to growing interest among international students as well as host companies/organizations.

Mr. Ignacio Ramirez from Florida Atlantic University did an internship with Keihan Electric Railway Co., Ltd. He was given an assignment to come up with proposals to improve information delivery and effective measures to increase visitors to Keihan’s theme park, Hirakata Koen. After conducting research and actual visits to relevant locations, he made a presentation regarding specific strategies to make their services international visitor friendly. “A sight-seeing pass” is not well known among international students, though I feel it is a very convenient system,” commented Ignacio. “Working in Japan is one of my career choices after graduation, and therefore, I highly treasure this internship experience as I feel I have gained important skills to achieve such a goal.”

If you wish to test your knowledge in a real life context and expand your network beyond the university campus, this program is the best choice for you.