The EPOK （English Program Okayama） exchange program officially started in April,
1999 after a one-year trial. By the end of the 2011 academic year Okayama University
had accepted 199 students in total from partner universities. Since October, 1999, the
author has been keeping records of EPOK students’ problems brought into the
International Student Advisor’s Office by EPOK coordinators. In this paper, 57 cases of
problems will be introduced and examined as the author believes that there is a need for
the university to clarify the problems encountered by EPOK students over the past
twelve years in order to promote globalization.