Welcome toThe UBC-Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Program Dr. Ken Reeder, Academic Director Dr. Bill McMichael, LLED Coordinator
Outline • Meet the program staff • Have a short tour of the UBC Vancouver campus • Learn about the Rits 19 academic program • Learn what to bring for computer support • Learn about life in Vancouver and at UBC • Ask questions and learn more…
Program Components • Optional Early Arrival Program in August • Canadian culture, people, and English practice • More details from International Education RU • Core courses in Language & Literacy Education (LLED): • Nine core courses! See the brochure. • Arts components: • Term One: Intro to Canadian Studies • Term Two: Arts Studies/Geography • Academic electives (by competition), 3-6 credits, usually in Term 2.
The Rits 19 Academic Year Mid Term Break Feb 15-26, 2010
List of Computer Accessories for UBC / Rits AEP StudentsSome advice fromSanjeev Kaushik,Rits Lab Manager
a. Windows or Mac Restore / Operating System disk. • This can be Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Mac OSX. This is one of the easiest and quickest fixes for software problems. • Note: Order a disk for yourself if your new system did not come with one.
c. Wireless Networking Key or Adapter • If the laptop does not have a built-in wireless adapter then purchase a Wireless Networking Key or adapter. • The brand name should be Linksys, and of 802.11G standard. If you cannot purchase the key in Japan, then the UBC / Rits AEP Lab Manager can purchase it for you for the market price. No other brands can be supported by our Lab.
d. CD/ DVD Drives • If your laptop does not have an internal CD / DVD drive then purchase an external one and make sure it works with your system.
f. Old Computers? • Please do not bring an old laptop or computer with you as they tend to fail a lot, and also can not run the applications required in the courses.
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LLED coursesfor Rits 19andLife at UBC and in VancouverDr. Bill McMichael Yokoso! Rits 19 DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGE & LITERACY EDUCATION The University of British Columbia