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1. Promoting Practical Education

One of the outstanding features of GSID as a graduate school is that it emphasizes practical education by offering Overseas Fieldwork (OFW) and Domestic Fieldwork (DFW) . Every year, more than 20 students in the Master's program spend about two weeks in a developing country, to learn project design methods and to acquire communication and research skills in a group setting, interviewing skills, and writing skills. Also, GSID facilitates internship opportunities and promotes high-level practical education programs for doctoral students.

2.International Students and Students with Work Experience

International students, who make up nearly half of the student body, are attracted to GSID because of its excellent academic reputation and various courses, many of which are conducted in English. This has led GSID to being designated as an educational institution for the Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) and to being entrusted with such JICA projects as Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) and Project for the Promotion and Enhancement of the Afghan Capacity for Effective Development (PEACE). Half of the student body also has work experience (this includes housewives). With students coming from more than 30 countries and with many having work experience, GSID provides an ideal environment for students to exchange opinions with those of different cultural and career backgrounds.

3. English as a Medium of Teaching

Our Master's program is designed to be accessible to English speaking international students. The entrance examination is given in English, and the classes, with a few exceptions, are taught in English. Students are therefore able to get the credits required to complete the course using only the English language.

4. Diverse Disciplines in Social Sciences

GSID's faculty members specialize in various academic fields within social sciences related to international development and cooperation. Furthermore, GSID aims to promote interdisciplinary approaches to research and to contribute to relevant disciplines surrounding international development studies.

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