The U.S. Educators Program, celebrating its 30th Anniversary

The JCCI Bon Voyage party was recently held Friday for the 30th U.S. Educators. This year, they will be traveling to Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Ayabe.

The JCCI Community Affairs Committee established the U.S. Educators Program in response to concerns regarding the education of Japanese expatriate children living in the New York metropolitan area.  The goals of the program since its inception in 1989 have been twofold: to improve and encourage communication between Japanese students and American educators, and to demonstrate gratitude to the many educators who strive to ensure that expatriate students acculturate and thrive in their American surroundings.  Each summer, the program invites educators from New York metropolitan tri-state area schools that have a significant enrollment of Japanese students for a 2-week visit to Japan.  Program participants meet with their Japanese counterparts and gain first-hand exposure to Japan’s education system and culture.

This year, the educators will be traveling from June 28-July 12.

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