Japan Studies Institute now open to TDC faculty!

japan-flagThrough our partnership with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) American Democracy Project, TDC member institutions’ faculty have a unique opportunity to participate in the Japan Studies Institute and receive the AASCU rate.

The Japan Studies Institute (JSI), a two week residential program held on the San Diego State University campus, offers an opportunity for faculty from any discipline to learn from scholars, business leaders, artists and journalists about Japanese civilization, history, language, business, and education. The Institute encourages participants to develop strategies for incorporating Japanese studies into courses on their campuses.

The Institute involves two weeks of intensive seminars, lectures, readings, films, and cultural activities.  JSI Fellowships cover most of the costs of the Institute for each participant, including up to $700 in transportation, two weeks of housing on the SDSU campus, all Institute program and personnel costs, and a $500 stipend for food, a combined value of almost $4,000.  Participants from AASCU campuses (and TDC campuses) only pay a registration fee of $695.

This is a great opportunity to internationalize the curriculum and the campus.  The Japan Studies Institute provides faculty members from many different disciplines a living-learning program about a critically important country in Asia.

For more information and application materials, please see the AASCU website:  http://www.aascu.org/programs/JSI/.  The deadline for applications is April 1, 2013.

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