In the Department of International Studies, every second year student must enroll in a seminar. For the two and a half years, they will work closely with a professor to study a particular theme. In the seminars, students expand their perspectives and deepen their understanding of the issues through discussions and debates with other seminar members. We also have established “Office Hours” in which students can discuss points of interest and receive academic advice from any faculty member. Over one half of the seminars include an “overseas field-study” component in the second or third year.