Let's Go Global: Natives

 

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Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.
- Jodi Picoult (Handle With Care)

 

 

What is Let's Go Global: Natives?

LGG: Natives is a weekly event that provides international students with a platform to share their cultures in the most native way that they can. The event focuses on allowing students to re-connect with their lives back in their home countries. To accomplish this, students are given the chance to present on ANY topic about their home countries that is very personal to them: family & friends, festivals, birthdays, grandmother's food ... ANY topic.

Day:      Every Thursday
Time:    12:30 - 13:15
Venue:   HUB-ICS, W9-1F, Ookayama campus
 - Free event
 - Open to everyone: students, researchers, staff, visitors
 - You can bring your lunch

 

How is LGG: Natives Different?

Presenters in LGG: Natives can present on ANY topic that they choose, in ANY language that they prefer.

Presenters can share their cultures in ANY way that they prefer. They can use slides and pictures, videos, food, dancing, singing ...  ANY way that feels most native and comfortable.

The audience will experience the cultural through the eyes of a NATIVE from that country. It will not be like reading about a country on Wikipedia, it will be like travelling to a distant country and having a nice experience with a local person of that distant place.
 

Why We Present...

Being thousands of miles away from our home, it is easy to forget about our family, friends, and our culture. All these things help shape a person's Identity. We often let go part of our native identity in the process of adapting ourselves to the new foreign culture. We present to main our native identities. We present to maintain and share the rich multicultural community in Tokyo Tech.

 

Ready to Present (re-connect with) Your Culture?

This process is very simple!

  1. Click this link to request a slot: Click here
  2. Wait for a confirmation email from the LGG: Natives co-ordinators
  3. Present and have a native experience
  4. DONE
Here is a link to the Speakers Guidelines: Click here
This provides a the schedule for each week.
 

Final Note

We are here to help, so feel free to reach out to us at anytime by email contact+lgg@mytisa.net