Opening Ceremony of the Fifth Short Online Program (SOP) Delivered by the Panama Technological University to Chiba University Students
On September 5th, the fifth short online program, organized collaboratively by the Technological University of Panama, and Chiba University, was successfully implemented as part of the University Internationalization Program initiated by the Japan Association for Promotion of Latin America and the Caribbean (JAPOLAC).
During the opening ceremony, Dr. Ritter Diaz, Representative Director of JAPOLAC, thanked both universities for their effort in organizing the virtual academic program, which has been well-received by the students of Chiba University.
This three-week synchronous online program is designed for 29 Japanese students and is conducted entirely in English. It offers an overview of Panama, including the Panama Canal, the logistics hub and forest engineering in Central America. Additionally, the program features a dedicated segment for fostering cultural exchange and interaction between Japanese and Panamanian university students.
JAPOLAC’s short online programs are designed to provide practical knowledge about Latin American and Caribbean countries (LAC) to Japanese university students. These programs seek to encourage students to explore and engage with the LAC region through educational pursuits and on-site experiences.