ICU students Marina Nakamura and Shiho Takahashi received a grant to being their popular Facebook page, Humans of ICU, to part of Tohoku. The project seeks to inspire students to think about way to continue helping in the revitalization of Tohoku.
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Aomi Kuwayama received a ¥150,000 JICUF grant to compare educational inequalities between urban and rural areas in the Philippines. The research will serve as a part of her senior thesis and the basis of her master’s thesis.
Twelve members of the ICU UNESCO Club traveled to the Czech Republic and Poland in March with the support of a JICUF grant. They learned about WWII and the Holocaust and contemplated upon how history could be used to promote peace. We asked some participants to share their experiences.
The Japan ICU Foundation has been offering Study Abroad Scholarships to ICU undergraduate students spending their junior year abroad. We interviewed one of five students who received this year’s scholarship, Miyu Higashimura. Miyu is currently studying at Guilford College, North Carolina.
Professor Beverly Curran received a grant from JICUF last fall to invite Professor Isabel Arredondo of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh as a visiting scholar. Professor Arredondo, who specializes in Latin American literature and film, is currently researching the Super 8 film movement. She visited ICU for two weeks in January and lectured in Professor Curran’s media translation class.
Yiyao Derek Ding is an junior student from Middlebury College, Vermont. He is studying at ICU for a year, and talked to us about his experiences so far.
Rumittar is a four-year undergraduate student at ICU who is receiving a scholarship from the JICUF. Enjoy her interview! JICUF: Please tell us about yourself. RRM: My name is Rumittar Rosere Maria and I’m from Indonesia. I came to ICU in September 2015, I’m currently a second year in the University! I plan to take double major, where my first major is psychology and my second major is either business or media, communication and culture (MCC). JICUF: Why did you decide to study at ICU? RRM: ICU has the balance between tuition fee and education quality. In my point of view, ICU provides a high quality education comparable to institutions […]
Fernando RojasJanuary 11, 2017 We are pleased to announce the third cohort of JICUF grant recipients! As previously detailed on our website, in 2016 we started to provide direct support for activities planned and executed by members of the ICU community through our Grants for Faculty and Grants for Students initiatives. Grants are available in two categories; program and research. During the fall cycle, we received 16 grant inquiries this term, and 17 were invited to submit grant proposals. The JICUF Grants Committee approved funding for six new grants; two faculty programs and four student program grants. This brings our total number of JICUF grants to 24 since launching our […]
Last November, ICU Professor Stephen Nagy led a group of undergraduate students on a two-week academic and cultural exchange trip to China. Supported by funding from the JICUF Grants Initiative, Professor Nagy and six students traveled to Beijing, Shanghai, and Nanjing. Along the way they stopped by historical sites, attended lectures at Chinese universities, and engaged with Chinese college students. The following are the six student participants’ impressions on the trip and what they learned. My favorite discussions in China were with the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing. We spoke to two different group of students at two different campuses of the university during our six-day stay in Beijing. […]