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Cornell Undergraduates - KAKEHASHI Project Japan Study Tour January 18-25, 2016

Kakehashi tour flyer

Ever thought about going to Japan, but couldn’t figure out how? Want to be involved in an interactive and unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? Apply via Cornell Abroad (www.cuabroad.cornell.edu/?go=kakehashi) for an all-expense* paid week-long tour to JAPAN!

Contact Stephen Capobianco, Education Abroad Advisor, slc328@cornell.edu for more information.

Take a look at our friends from Columbia University: Japan Day One – Columbia University Study Tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTwgHLXJ8Sc

Objectives:

  • To promote deeper mutual understanding between the people of Japan and the United States
  • Enable future leaders of Japan-U.S. bilateral endeavors to form networks
  • Assist young people in developing wider perspectives which will lead to more active future roles at the global level

What is expected of Participants:

  • Share experiences (e.g. Debriefing session at school/public space - Posting of posters on bulletin boards, etc. - Posting messages, photos, etc. on social media - Submitting articles to magazines, books, etc.)
  • Answer follow-up questionnaires; at the end of the program, two months later and one year later.

Participant Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Excludes students with 1) Japanese nationality (including those with dual nationality), 2) past invitee to Japan of programs with the same nature as KAKEHASHI, and 3) those who have stayed in Japan for a long period.
  • Preference given to first and second year students and to students with strong motivation to learn—and share their experiences—about Japan.

Logistics:

  • 6 Nights, 7 Days (in Japan), Jan 18-25
  • Group flight tickets, accommodation, meals, transportation, admission fees for scheduled activities will be arranged and provided by the Government
  • Travel to various areas in Japan experiencing regional culture, visiting historical sites, learning about cutting-edge technologies, and participating in school exchanges
  • Lecture(s) on Japanese politics, economy, history, foreign policy, etc.

Application due November 1, 2015 www.cuabroad.cornell.edu/?go=kakehashi

* Participants will need to cover personal expenses, such as passport fees, vaccinations, travel expenses between their home and NYC airport, and pocket money.