Call for Applications: Japan Familiarization Tour for U.S. Higher Education Professionals

Are you seeking to increase student mobility? Is your institution seeking to expand partnerships with Japan?

If so, we encourage you to submit an application to join us on the 2018 TeamUp U.S.-Japan Familiarization Tour.

In June 2018, five senior international officers and senior staff members from U.S. higher education institutions will travel to Japan to advance their institution’s global reach. Visits to Tokyo, Osaka, Okayama and Sendai will explore partnerships with various institutions, including meetings with professional counterparts and students to better understand critical factors for successful collaboration, and, ultimately, to spur strategic educational partnerships between the two nations.

TeamUp is a project of the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation (USJBF) and funded through a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. USJBF aims to expand the opportunities for student mobility between Japan and the United States to help prepare the next generation of global leaders and strengthen the U.S.-Japan relationship. Click here to learn more about recent TeamUp initiatives

Applications will be accepted until March 2.

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  • Intensive week long program to Japan including visits to diverse universities and colleges to discuss approaches to internationalization, and develop partnership opportunities
  • Meetings with the U.S. Embassy to learn about U.S.-Japan exchange programs and policy
  • Engaging with Japanese students to gain a greater understanding of expectations of international students coming to the U.S
  • Development of at least one relationship with a Japanese university to pursue as an opportunity for international exchange.
  • Round-trip travel, local transportation in Japan, and round-trip accommodations included

Japan; includes visits to Tokyo, Osaka, Okayama, and Sendai

June 19-28, 2018

Who’s Eligible:

  • Higher education professionals demonstrating interest in generating U.S.-Japan institutional partnerships.
  • Special consideration will be given to applicants from women’s colleges, community colleges, minority-serving institutions, and other types of institutions that have faced challenges in internationalization

Application Deadline:
March 2, 2018

TeamUp is a project of the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation and funded through a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo.