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10 KGU Students Qualify for MEXT's “Take Flight! Japanese Student Exchange Program”

[ Editor:Public Relations Office  2017 / 8 / 10 Update ]
 10 students from Kwansei Gakuin University qualified for the seventh intake of the Ministry of Culture, Education and Technology’s “Take Flight! Japanese Student Exchange Program,” a government initiative to support students heading overseas.

 Launched in 2014 with the aim of developing globally-minded personnel, this program is based on the assistance and contributions of supporting businesses and organizations, and it supports the exchange activities of students through cooperation between citizens and government. Over the course of seven years - until 2020 - the project plans to send roughly 10,000 high school students abroad. In addition to providing the students with funding, the project also carries out training, both before and after the students head overseas.

First Regional Development course student to qualify

 Maho Ichikawa, a junior in the School of Humanities, was the first student from the Regional Development course to qualify for the program. She will head to France. On August 4th, a sendoff party was held in Nara City, and Ms. Ichikawa was appointed by Vice-Mayor Tsuyama as a Nara tourism ambassador, receiving a letter of appointment and an official business card. Along with her studies in France, Ms. Ichikawa also carries the responsibility of representing Nara to the world.

Ms. Ichikawa at the sendoff (first from right)

Ms. Ichikawa at the sendoff (first from right)