Global Link

Global Link is discovery, exploration and connection.

Through Global Link, undergraduate students from ICU and select partner institutions in Asia are given an opportunity to participate in immersive short-term international programs. 

Created by the Japan ICU Foundation in 2014, Global Link began as a month-long summer program in New York City. Global Link New York is offered on an annual basis. The aim of the program is to expose undergraduate students from ICU and select partner institutions to future career opportunities in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Learn more about Global Link New York

In 2018, Global Link China will be launched. Global Link China is a two-week research trip that will take place annually in early March. Currently open only to ICU undergraduates, Global Link China is led by ICU Professor Stephen Nagy. The aim of the program is to expose ICU students to the complex realities of Sino-Japanese relations, and to give them an opportunity to explore a research question. Learn more about Global Link China


Rethinking Peace Studies


Rethinking Peace Studies (RPS) is a series of three seminars and one culminating conference held over a three year period starting in 2014. RPS seminars each convened 15 people with diverse professional and academic experiences for four days of dialogue centered on the various shortcomings, strengths and opportunities in the field of Peace Studies.

Each  seminar revolved around a theme. The themes were transdisciplinary and allowed seminar participants to approach Peace Studies from a diversity of perspectives. The first seminar on the ICU campus focused on the theme translation, the second at the Riverside Church in NYC on memory, and the third in Sri Lanka on dialogue. The culminating conference will be held on the ICU campus in June 2016.

RPS emerged from the Aspen Cultural Diplomacy Forum, which was held on the campus of International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan in November of 2012.