Tsukuba Summer Institute

Study in Japan this Summer!

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The Tsukuba Summer Institute (TSI) is a week-long international seminar/workshop for undergraduate and graduate students in physical education and sport sciences. It is held at the University of Tsukuba in Ibaraki, Japan, approximately one hour north-east of Tokyo. Since the first TSI in 2010, attendees have included scholars, students, teachers, and athletes from Japan, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, and Wales.

Read a first-hand account of the program

Undergraduate student Huawa Xiong participated in the 2015 Tsukuba Summer Institute (TSI) .

The 2016 TSI will take place from Friday July 8th to Friday July 15.

Four programs comprise the TSI are the Collaborative Research Program (CoRP - open to all, but mainly for graduate students; maximum 40); the Sports, Physical Activity, & Culture in Japan Program (SPAC - open to all students; maximum 40); the Laboratory Program (LAB - open to all, but mainly for graduate students; maximum 15); and the International Development through Sport Program (IDS - open to all; maximum 25). Participants choose one of these programs for the week, but there is also some overlap in that all students attend the daily presentations on different PE and sport science topics that are conducted by visiting international scholars. Participants must be current students at the time of the TSI. However, those graduating in 2016 are also eligible if they are beginning a master’s or doctoral program in the semester following the TSI.

Students who are interested in attending the 2016 Tsukuba Summer Institute should contact the TSI representative at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Yuhei Inoue, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, at yinoue@umn.edu, by Friday, April 29th