The summer semester, which started on May 25 at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), was featured in a popular morning program “Ohayo Nippon” on NHK in their May 27 news broadcast.
During the news segment, TUJ’s summer-only special options were introduced, including accommodating those students who had to return to Japan from overseas universities due to COVID-19 but wanted to continue their studies as visiting students at TUJ. An online class held by Communication Studies Associate Professor Ron Carr was covered as an example where Mayuko Sadanaga, a sophomore from Denison University, Ohio, is enrolled. Prior to enrolling at Denison, Mayuko studied English in TUJ’s Academic English Program.
Dean Bruce Stronach and Mayuko are both quoted in the Japanese article below:
『帰国した留学生 アメリカの大学が支援 新型コロナ(American University to Help Returning Students due to COVID-19 )(NHK Web)』
<TUJ’s responses to COVID-19>
- What We Can Do Now: TUJ’s “Students First” Policy in Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak (as of April 30) (May 8, 2020)
- TUJ Holds Its First Online Bilingual Career Fair in Response to COVID-19 (April 30, 2020)
- In the Face of COVID-19, Temple University Adapts (April 14, 2020)
- Summer-only Special Options Available for Students Returning to Japan from Overseas (5/25-7/29) (April 1, 2020)
- A Week has Passed – TUJ Classes Online: Preventive Measures Taken by a Foreign University in Japan (March 11, 2020)
- Coronavirus Preventive Actions – Classes to Be Held Fully Online (March 2, 2020)