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Come Online: United at Home

In response to COVID-19 and the current state of remote education, we have created an online program for university students around the world. Students will connect remotely to make international connections, develop English and speaking skills, collaborate creatively and discuss global issues, focusing on the UN SDGs. As a deliverable, students will create a course based around at least 1 SDG and utilizing EdTech tools.

We also hold a yearly summer camp, Global English Camp, with over 4000 Japanese students and over 200 international university student participants each year. The SDGs are directly implemented into our curriculum and are a core aspect of the camp. Students give presentations based on 1 SDG, talking about current issues and past solutions around the world, as well as potential, new global solutions. Students also talk about how we can all be active citizens and directly/tangibly contribute to that particular SDG!

Expected impact

We hope to instill a passion for discussing global issues and promoting the goals of the UN SDGs in all of our participants by providing them with a unique opportunity to interact and learn about the SDGs in an environment that facilitates cross-cultural discussions between university and high school students. Please visit our website to see past programs and a video about our camps - www.comeonoutjapan.com/globalenglishcampinfo


www.comeonoutjapan.com // www.comeonline.jp

Goal 4
Goal 17
Staff / Technical expertise
Passionate students from top universities around the world working together to promote SDGs
Basic information
Start: 01 July, 2020
Completion: 31 December, 2021
Come On Out - Japan (Private sector)
Come On UP (private enterprise), Toshin (academic institution)
Initiative focused on COVID-19 pandemic response, prevention and recovery efforts
Geographical coverage
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficiaries
Our interns/mentors come from primarily the above countries, however, each year multiple other countries are represented.
Contact information
Matt Pawlik, Program Director, matt@comeonoutjapan.com, +18582483737
Tokyo, Japan
United Nations