In fall 2018, third-year ICU student Hotaka Omata (second-year at the time) received a JICUF grant of ¥424,000 for his project to build housing in Nepal. Hotaka and seven other ICU members of the FIWC (Friendship International Work Camp), an inter-collegiate volunteer group, traveled to Ramche village, Nepal, which has yet to fully recover from the devastating April 2015 earthquake. JICUF interviewed three ICU students who took part in the trip.
Each year, the Japan ICU Foundation provides about $200,000 for scholarships at ICU. Bhuwan Shankar Bhatt is a doctoral student who is receiving a JICUF scholarship. We interviewed him to get to know him better.