Student Profiles

The students in our International Social Studies program are truly international!

Hello! My name is Issei Watanabe. I was born and raised in Malaysia, but I am half Japanese. I am a sophomore student majoring in International Studies here at Tsukuba. In my free time, I like to play soccer and dance.


I'm Mark Giesbrecht from British Columbia, Canada. I was born just outside Vancouver and lived there for the majority of my life until I moved to Japan when I was 18 years old. I am currently a 3rd year majoring in Social Sciences at the University of Tsukuba.