The Japanese partner institutions will send their students to the United States for the reciprocal portion of the program in March 2015. They will visit Los Angeles, CA and Washington D.C. and the local city of their partner university. The students will give presentations about Japan on campus as well as in the local community. They will also learn about the Senator’s contributions in politics and to the Japanese-American community through visits to historic and cultural U. S. sites, particularly those related to Japanese Americans.
Students from DePaul visited Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, one of Japan’s leading private universities, from June 16 – 26 to engage in an interactive, traditional Japanese experience. A diverse range of students participated in the exchange; some first and second year students with no prior exposure to Japan as well as students with expertise in advanced East Asian studies came together to grow familiarity and intimacy in one of Japan’s most significant cultural capitals.