About ETP

Calendar of Events

Schedule of ETP at Waseda University (ETPJ30)
Time Period Key Activities Key Dates
Term 1
Weeks 1 – 7
(8 Jan – 24 Feb)
  • Start of ETP30: Orientation
8 Jan
  • Introductory language component
14 Jan – 20 Feb
  • Opening ceremony and reception
    @ the Delegation of the EU in Japan
15 Jan
  • Waseda Tomon business leaders gathering
26 Jan
  • ETPA (ETP alumni association) session
    Networking event with ETPA and EBC members
30 Jan
Term 2
Weeks 8 – 14
(25 Feb – 12 Apr)
  • Japanese component: Intensive language training – 1
    Business and management courses / forums

    (AM: Japanese classes / PM: Business lectures)
25 Feb – 9 Apr
  • Multicultural session A
    A total of five joint sessions will be held with 15 Japanese business persons participating in the WNLP – Waseda Next Generation Leadership Program (a leadership program for top Japanese companies)
27 Feb
  • Networking event
27 Feb
  • Multicultural session B
16 Mar
  • Homestay in Hitachi city (optional)
    Arranged by the Hitachi EU Friendship Association
10 Apr – 12 Apr
Term 3
Weeks 15 – 22
(13 Apr – 7 Jun)
  • Japanese component: Intensive language training – 2
    Business and management courses / forums

    (AM: Japanese classes / PM: Business lectures)
13 Apr – 2 Jun
  • Multicultural session C
13 Apr
  • Networking event
20 Apr
  • Company visit: Nissan Motors Oppama Plant
21 Apr
  • Regional trip to Hokkaido
    Company visits and cultural activities in the selected region
3 Jun – 5 Jun
Term 4
Weeks 23 – 30
(8 Jun – 2 Aug)
  • Japanese component: Intensive language training – 3
    Business and management courses / forums

    (AM: Japanese classes / PM: Business lectures)
8 Jun – 24 Jul
  • Multicultural Session D
12 Jun
Term 5
Week 31 – 42
(3 Aug – 25 Oct)
  • Internship period
    A 12-week Internship in a Japanese company utilising what was learned during the on-campus programme
3 Aug – 23 Oct
  • Private language tutorials (optional)
  • Business plan mentoring sessions (optional)
    -> Business plan submission
16 Oct
Final Term
Week 43 – 44
(26 Oct – 6 Nov)
  • Final Japanese level check and presentation
26 Oct – 28 Oct
  • Multicultural session E
    Participation in final presentations given by WNLP participants
29 Oct
  • Graduation ceremony and reception
5 Nov

*The above schedule is subject to change. In addition, further company visits, forums and networking events may be added to the schedule at a later date.