Educational program connects talented students from Japan with international organizations in D.C. to cultivate global competencies and leadership
BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The S&R Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports talented individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the sciences and arts, along with the Kyoto University in Japan, today announced the inaugural Kyoto-D.C. Global Career Development Program. The program's first installment, supported by the S&R Foundation and the Washington, D.C. Kyoto University Alumni Chapter, aims to provide Kyoto University students with career development and training opportunities in international organizations.
"Providing talented students with multi-disciplinary experiences through cross-cultural programs has always been a key component of the Foundation's mission," said Dr. Sachiko Kuno, S&R Foundation president and Kyoto University class of 1977 alumna. "We are proud to support Kyoto University in this initiative aimed at connecting international organizations like the World Bank, NASA and NIH with bright minds from Japan."
The Kyoto-D.C. Global Career Development Program is a U.S. study abroad program open to Kyoto University students interested in exploring future career opportunities with international organizations. The inaugural program, which is slated for February 26 to March 6, 2012, features a Washington, D.C. based lecture series intended to provide visiting students with firsthand opportunities to learn from leaders of international organizations.
"We are excited to partner with the S&R Foundation for the inaugural Kyoto-D.C. Global Career Development Program," said Dr. Hiroshi Matsumoto, president of Kyoto University. "Our partnership with the Foundation reflects our joint commitment to promote programs that create new opportunities for future generations."
The selection committee, made up of representatives from both the Foundation and Kyoto University, conducted both application reviews and in-person interviews to determine the six students accepted into the program.
For more information on the Kyoto-D.C. Global Career Development Program, please visit http://goo.gl/5aw2x.
About S&R Foundation
The S&R Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in 2000 to support talented individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the sciences and arts, especially those who are furthering international cultural collaboration. Our goals are simple, yet bold: create, support and facilitate initiatives that encourage scientific and artistic innovation, and promote cultural and personal growth. For more information, visit www.sandr.org.
Ann Marie Tropiano
Sage Communications (for S&R Foundation)
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