JICUF Program Director Mark Flanigan traveled to Seoul, South Korea, from 17-20 March to attend and speak at the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference and Exhibition.
In the fall of 2012, ICU and the Japan ICU Foundation collaborated with the Aspen Institute to produce the 2012 Aspen Cultural Diplomacy Forum on the ICU campus. The Forum’s theme was “The Art of Peacebuilding and Reconciliation.” Since 2012, the Japan ICU Foundation has sought to become more actively involved in various peace related initiatives at ICU. These include a workshop organized by ICU’s Institute for Christianity and Culture in October of 2013 focused on the future of the humanities within and beyond academia and two conferences organized by ICU’s Social Science Research Institute in January and February, 2014.
Last week, JICUF Program Director Mark Flanigan joined a very genki group of ICU alumni, friends and current exchange students for the “Career O-Enkai” in Los Angeles, held annually by the Southern California Chapter of the ICU Alumni Association.
Kazuko Love is an ICU Alumna (’72) currently living in Honolulu, Hawaii. This is an interview sharing information about her life, her time studying at ICU and the impact it had.
JICUF Program Director Mark Flanigan traveled to Seattle in early November to participate in the autumn National College Fair. He received outstanding recruitment support and teamwork from our Seattle ICU alumni, who also partnered with JICUF to organize a local dinner at Red Lantern Restaurant for alumni and friends of Japan.
Yuki Inoue is an ICU alumna from the class of 1993 currently living in Los Angeles. She is a member of the Southern California ICU Alumni chapter and proud mother of two sons. She agreed to share a bit about her time at ICU, experience studying abroad in South Korea and life in general.
Following a brief trip back to ICU’s verdant campus for a Board of Trustees meeting, members of the Japan ICU Foundation staff were joined by ICU’s Dean of International Affairs, Shaun K. Malarney, for a special joint-recruitment trip to Honolulu in September.
Miho Yamagishi (ICU ’14) was in the U.S for one year through ICU’s exchange program with Rutgers University. As part of her internship at the Japan ICU Foundation, Miho interviewed Mr. Tsuyuki (ICU ’57) about his life in New York and about his time at ICU. Since they both have strong interests in art and design and conducted the interview inside the Modern Museum of Art.
Milena Naitoh: What was your goal when applying for the Peace Bell Scholarship to study at ICU for 4 years? Nolan Bunes: My main goal when applying was to lessen the financial burden on my parents and on myself with going to school in another country. In fact, without the Peace Bell Scholarship I don’t think I would have been able to study at ICU in the first place. MN: What made you choose ICU? NB: I chose ICU because I had a strong desire to become fluent in Japanese and experience everyday life in Japan, ever since I started taking Japanese in high school. In addition, every year, admissions recruiters from […]
David Leslie is a Public Defender in Castle Rock, Colorado He is a graduate of the American School in Japan (ASIJ), Tufts University, NYU Law School and – not least of all – was a One Year Regular (OYR) at ICU In 2005. David was kind enough to take some time on his Sunday afternoon to give short interview on what it meant to study abroad at ICU and tell us a bit about his life now.