Tokyo Institute of Technology: International students join 2022 TISA Welcome Party after two-year break

The Tokyo Tech International Student Association (TISA) hosted the 2022 TISA Welcome Party on Ookayama Campus on June 1. The event was organized in collaboration with two other student groups — the Student Association for Global Exchange (SAGE) and language exchange promotion group ACTION — and was supported by the Tokyo Tech Alumni Association and the Student Support Division.

This was the first welcome party for international students in two years due to the various obstacles caused by COVID-19. Prior to the pandemic, the Institute had hosted a party for international students each semester to welcome newcomers and help them adjust into the Tokyo Tech community. Despite the break and the remaining safety restrictions, this year’s gathering was once again a success. Over 100 new students, current students, staff, alumni, and friends attended.

Laid-back games to break the ice
The participants spent the evening informally chatting, enjoying snacks and drinks together, and playing a number of interactive games to get acquainted. Game winners received various prizes including Tokyo Tech thermal bottles, USB memory sticks, computer mice, drinks, and snacks. The party even included a dance session that involved most of the participants.

Dance session
To the delight of many new students, Tokyo Tech President Kazuya Masu and Tokyo Tech Alumni Association President Kiyoto Ido also dropped by to offer their warm words of welcome.