Call for Student Applications
Kakehashi Project – University of St. Thomas Student Delegation to Japan
Dr. Hans Stockton, Center for International Studies
Tiller Hall, 4121 Yoakum Blvd.
The TOMODACHI Kakehashi Inouye Scholars Program (TKISP), sponsored by the US Japan Council and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, has invited UST to select twenty-three undergraduate students, accompanied by two UST professors, to participate in “Japan’s Friendship Ties Program” to promote people-to-people exchange between Japan and the United States. The program celebrates the legacy of the late Senator Daniel Inouye (Hawaii), a man dedicated to service, reconciliation, and building the relationship between the American and Japanese people. UST students will attend three on-campus orientation sessions in early fall, participate in the reception of our Japan counter-part university (Fukushima University) for one day during the week of February 21st, and travel to Japan from March 12 – 20, 2018. For information about student participation from two years ago, see “Student Ambassadors to Japan,” and “Technology and Tea Ceremonies.
UST’s admission to this prestigious project was facilitated by the University’s commitment to building stronger bridges, supporting language study, and increasing exchanges with East Asia through the US-Japan Initiative at UST as well as the Taiwan Initiative at UST. Both initiatives are supported by the US Department of Education through the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages grant as well as generous friends in the community and the Consulate of Japan.