Kakehashi Project - Study in Japan

Kakehashi Project
Call for Student Applications

Kakehashi Project – University of St. Thomas Student Delegation to Japan
2017-2018

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.

 
Project Objectives and Your Participation
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  • Promote understanding among the people of Japan and the USA to build a basis for future friendship and cooperation.
  • Promote understanding of Japan’s history, culture, politics and foreign policy.
  • Learn about the legacy of service and bridge building by the late Senator Daniel Inouye
  • Share what is learned back in the US and through social media
 
The Kakehashi Project Provides:
  1. Round-trip airfare from Houston/IAH
  2. Accommodations and meals
  3. Airport transfers, local transportation, excursion fees, and insurance
 
Information and Application Material
This is a University sanctioned absence, but it is imperative that students make proper arrangements with each of their professors to manage course assignments and deadlines. This may mean that students may be required to complete assignments PRIOR to departure for the days that they would miss class due to the Japan trip.

There may be instances in which the nature of an assignment on a day to be missed is such that this precludes a make-up or prior completion. It is the student’s responsibility to discuss any possible absences with each of her/his professors and to make appropriate and necessary arrangements.

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University of St. Thomas
Center for International Studies
3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

Physical Address:
Center for International Studies
Tiller Hall
4121 Yoakum Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

     
  713-525-3530
Toll Free: 713-525-3872
     
  centerforinternationalstudies@stthom.edu

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