Request Line: (870) 277-1080 [email protected]
Text Your Gift to KLEK1 to 44-321 LEARN MORE

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

New Program in Japan for A-State’s Study Abroad Students

Written by Press Release

June 11, 2018

[header_NewsRelease_002]
New Program in Japan for A-State’s Study Abroad Students
6/11/2018
Photo: Dr. Kelly Damphousse (left), Chancellor, and Dr. Hiroki Yamaguchi, President, Saitama University
JONESBORO – A new interdisciplinary degree program with one of Japan’s national universities opens the door for Arkansas State University students to study abroad for two years and earn two undergraduate degrees. Chancellor Kelly Damphousse announced the program with Saitama University of Japan will begin enrolling students in the upcoming fall 2018 semester. “Students are seeking opportunities to broaden their horizons, and what better way than immersive study abroad programs,” Damphousse said. “By deepening our relationship with Saitama we are providing a pathway for Japanese students to come to America and gain valuable knowledge. At the same time, we are offering a unique opportunity for an interdisciplinary student from Arkansas to achieve a global perspective.” The five-year agreement between Saitama and A-State establishes a cooperative program model for majors in interdisciplinary studies at Arkansas State and liberal arts at SU. The undergraduate degree becomes a “2+2” program that requires participants to spend two years at the respective campuses. Graduates from the cooperative program receive degrees from both Arkansas State and Saitama, making this similar to the poultry science arrangement between the A-State College of Agriculture and the University of Arkansas. As one of the members of the National University Cooperative of Japan, Saitama is located in the suburban area of Sakura-ku northeast of Tokyo. Arkansas State and SU have conducted study abroad student exchanges during the summer the past two years. The ASU System Board of Trustees approved the program earlier this year in its March meeting, and Damphousse traveled to Saitama to participate in a signing ceremony in late May. Arkansas State has agreements with universities in several countries for exchange and study abroad, but this is the first of this kind with a national university in Japan. Students interested in the program are encouraged to contact the executive director of international programs Thilla Sivakumaran at [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>. # # #
This and other news releases also available at: AState.edu/News<www.astate.edu/news>
University Communications Arkansas State University [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>
“Arkansas State University educates leaders, enhances intellectual growth and enriches lives.”


0 0 votes
Article Rating

Related Articles

Strengthening Veteran Suicide Prevention Efforts

Arkansans have unsurprisingly experienced a range of emotions as a result of the coronavirus. It has changed the way we live, led to the deaths of loved ones and created Read more

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Begins Thursday with Food Festival

09/14/2021 JONESBORO — Arkansas State University students, faculty and staff will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 with a slate of activities spanning into October.A Latin Food Festival will get underway at Read more

A-State Concludes UCA 1st Fall Invitational With Three Singles Finalists

Story Links CONWAY, Ark. (9/18/21) – The Arkansas State tennis team wrapped up action at the UCA 1st Fall Invitational Saturday, dodging rain and lighting delays.A-State saw success on the Read more

A-State Falls 52-3 At Washington

Trevin Kalick 3 Arkansas St. ASU 1-2 , 0-0 52 Washington UW 1-2 , 0-0 Score By Quarters Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F ASU Arkansas St. 0 0 3 Read more

Comments

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

Pin It on Pinterest