Announcement for Tsukuba Summer Institute 2017
Host: Committee for Tsukuba Summer Institute
Dates:July 11th (Tue) – July 18th (Tue)
Venue: Art and Physical Education Building and Physical Education facilities at the University of Tsukuba

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.
The 2017 TSI will take place from Friday July 11th to Friday July 18th. Four programs comprise the TSI -- 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); the International Development through Sport Program (IDS - open to all; maximum 25); and the program in Quality School Physical Education (QSPE -- currently only for 16 JICA trainees). QSPE is a special program for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Participants choose one of the four 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 2017 are also eligible if they are beginning a master's program at their home universities in the fall.
The registration fee for participants is ¥20,000 JPY. This covers the orientation reception, daily lunches, and mid-week outdoor BBQ as well as all program activities. Accommodation is arranged by the local organizing committee (budget options are residence-style, but hotel reservations are also made in some cases). For information from previous years, see the TSI web site at http://www.siit.jp/index.html. The formal application period commences in late winter/early spring each year, and students who are interested in attending the Tsukuba Summer Institute should contact their department's TSI representative.