Opening Ceremony of the Sixth Short Online Program (SOP) Delivered by the Technological University of Panama to Chiba University Students
On February 6, the sixth short online program, organized collaboratively by the Technological University of Panama and Chiba University, commenced as part of the University Internationalization Program under the coordination of the Japan Association for Promotion of Latin America and the Caribbean (JAPOLAC).
During the opening ceremony, Dr. Ritter Díaz, Representative Director of JAPOLAC, thanked both universities for their effort in organizing the virtual academic program, which is an example of sustainable international academic cooperation.
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 to foster cultural exchange and interaction between Japanese and Panamanian university students.
This short online program also exposes Japanese and Panamanian students to international communication in the English language, helping them develop confidence when interacting with the world in this digital age.
JAPOLAC’s short online programs are designed to provide practical knowledge about Latin American and Caribbean countries (LAC) to Japanese university students. These programs also aim to encourage students to travel to and study in the LAC region.