AIU Festival 2017 will be held on 8th(Sun) & 9th(Mon) of October!
Akita International University (AIU) holds its biggest campus festival in October every year. This Festival has three concepts: Academic, International, and Interaction. The purpose is to promote cross-cultural understanding and contribution to local people.
We have a great success every year with visitors from around the world.
Thank you for coming to AIU Festival 2017! We had success for both two days, October 8th and 9th.
Most of years we had rain on festival days but fortunately we had a very good weather this year. As the theme AIU Street The good old days, we put effort in representing nostalgic atmosphere on our campus.
Also, thank you to the all people who supported us to hold this year’s AIU Festival. Thanks to the local people, company, parents and all who involved in our festival, we could make it successful. We really appreciate your kindness.
AIU Festival 2017 is finished but we hope to see you at the next year!
President of AIU Festival committee Namika Endo
Thank you for coming! ご来場ありがとうございました。
AIU祭は大成功でした！/ AIU Festival was a huge success! みなさん、こんにちは！AIU祭が終わって早１週間が経ちましたが、いかがお過ごしでしょうか？ 多くのAIU生はAIU祭の興奮冷めやらぬまま、課題やテストに追われているようでした、、、 今年のAIU祭には全国各地から3099名の方々にお越しいただきました。様々な露店やイベント企画を楽しんでいただくことができたのなら幸いです。来年も第15回AIU祭を行いますので、ぜひ足をお運びください。 AIU祭にご来場いただき、またこのサイトを見てくださって、本当にありがとございました！また来年お会いしましょう！
Hello, everyone! 1 week had passed since AIU Festival. How are you doing? Right after AIU Festival, many AIU students seem pressed by assignments and exams... 3099 people came for AIU Festival from all over Japan! We hope you enjoyed various food stands and events. We will hold the 15th AIU Festival next year, so please come and visit again! Thank you very much for coming to AIU Festival and viewing this website. See you next year!
Hello. We are AIU festival Mr. and Ms. AIU team. Here is the scene when participants was choosing which clothes to wear! Can’t wait till they actually wear these Japanese traditional clothes;) The costumes are produced by "Iwata Photo Studio". You can use there for your memorial anniversary! It does a free chauffeur service for AIU students and it is located near Akita station! If you want to use this service, please tell them. Details are on their website.
Hello everyone! Thank you for checking AIU Festival website:)
We are gradually feeling that autumn has come because of the chilly weather. What represents autumn of Akita is rice harvesting. Lots of AIU students participate in the rice harvest activity and they are having fun with local people. This is one of the best things that AIU students can experience in rural area!
On the Festival day, there will be a farmers market so please enjoy the taste of Akita!
We asked two students from Oregon and Chicago to take photos with count down calendar! They draw very cool design for the calendar and nice kanji character:) They were playing Japanese TV game at the lobby of our dormitory. One of the good thing to live in dormitory is that students can communicate easily at the lobby and share fun time with others. Please come to the AIU Festival and please enjoy the conversation with people from different background:)
Hello. There is only 30 days left until AIU Festival~! Just a month to go!! Time goes by so quickly!
For this time, international student who stayed AIU last semester helped us taking countdown calendar. She was very busy joining lots of AIU activities and was having fun with other AIU students. She already went back to her home country, However, we are excited to hear her new expwriences there!
35 days left until AIU Festival! Summer vacation is over now and new semester begins! We are forcusing on preparation of AIU Festival! New information about the festival will be coming up so stay tuned!
40 days left until AIU Festival! This photo was taken at College Cafe! Students and their teacher are discussing about their assignments and so on! Everyone is so close to each other even the teachers at AIU!
45 days left until AIU Festival! We are about to start our preparation while saying goodbye to our summer vacation. Today is the day of welcoming new students to our campus! We are so excited to see new faces that will make our festival super exciting!! Also, we hope to see new members coming to our Web team! Let's make a festival wonderful~!
We have only 50 days until AIU Festival! For this time, three international students helped us taking countdown calendar! There are many students from various countries at AIU so you can enjoy diversity of culture at the festival! Please come!
The picture for today is of members from the stage division of the Project Department! They work for an organization of performances, and make the festival much enjoyable! We have other departments as well so will introduce them in the later post.
60 days left until AIU Festival! Today's picture is taken at AIU store. We can buy various items for a campus life such as snacks, candys, stationary and daily goods. We do not have shops around the campus so AIU store is necessary for all the students at AIU!
70 days left to AIU Festival! It is the end of the semester and summer vacation has finally come! It is also time to say goodbye to international students and senpais who are going to study abroad. We will miss all the students who are leaving AIU and hope they do well in their future! Have a nice summer vacation guys!
80 days left until AIU Festival! This time, two international students from France and Armenia helped us with the calendar! We are preparing for the festival very hard, so looking forward to seeing you there!
Today June 30th is the 100 days before AIU Festival! Until October 8th and 9th (the day AIU Festival will be held), we eill update countdown calendar. We hope many people come to our festival in these two days. The first calendar is taken with the members of AIU Festival Committiee. We made the shape of 100 by standing on the floor of Suda hall. "Please come and see us at AIU Festival~!"