Openings still Available for the Nagasaki / Kumamoto Area Spring ’09 Program!


A meeting was held on February 15th with representatives from Waseda University and Rikkyo University talking about the international World Campus – Japan experience.

WCI staff/alumni as well as other WCI supporters are planning to have an informational presentation on Feb. 28th in Tokyo. All interested JAPANESE COLLEGE STUDENTS as well as FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS in the greater Tokyo area who may still want to join the Spring ’09 program should come to the meeting to find out more. There are a couple of remaining positions to experience the beautiful Cherry blossom season for both Japanese and international people during the Easter holiday / spring break period. So whether you are currently in Japan or in places throughout the world, feel free to still apply for this fantastic program!

Our spring program starts next month, but we are open to more applications for the 3rd program in Kyushu which runs from April 12th – 26th.

Tour Highlights Include:
Omura City, Nagasaki: Participating in an unforgettable event for disabled people, visiting the world renown Atomic Bomb Museum, experiencing Japanese martial arts and more.

Kumamoto City: Visiting Japan’s first Baby Drop off post and talk about why this is controversial in Japan, learning about the impact of industrial pollution at the Minamata Disease museum, discussions with Japanese students, sightseeing Kumamoto’s famous castle and much more as well.

Interested in coming to the February 28th Informational Meeting? Please contact Yoshitaka Date at or Hideto Yasui at for more details. If you are currently outside of Japan, please contact Robert Sloat at or apply at today!

Meet Atsushi Nashimoto!

AtsushiKonnichiwa from Japan!

My name is Atsushi Nashimoto from Japan. I am very happy to be a member of the spring 2009 team with you all.

I come from Ibaraki prefecture, two hours away from Tokyo. Studying in the international communication at college as well as postgraduate school at Tokyo, I joined in Up with People as a road staff and traveled around the world. Then, as a member of the Japan Overseas Corporation Volunteers, a Japanese version of Peace Corps, I worked in Papua New Guinea where people call “the land of unexpected” for two years as a community development officer. I have just returned from PNG in this January and am going to jump into the spring 2009 team. I am very excited to see you all next month.

See you there!

If you are interested in my life in Papua New Guinea, please visit the following website. You may download monthly PNG news letter both in Japanese and English with amazing pictures. Just go to the bottom of the webpage and you will find icons “PNG NEWS”. Please enjoy reading!

(Atsushi Nashimoto – External Relations Coordinator/Interpreter in the March – April 09 Road Team)

Thank you for Meeting the WCI Team at the Denver Gap Fair

Denver UWP Fair table

Denver UWP Fair

Denver UWP Fair

Berthalina, Bob, Guang and Jake had a great time meeting young people, parents, and career counselors from the greater Denver, Colorado area all looking to learn more about our international travel opportunity that broadens an understanding of Japan and other cultures from around the world that one meets in our program. In addition to video from past World Campus – Japan programs, those that stopped by our table got to look at traditional and modern Japanese products as well as try some Japanese goodies. We are looking forward to meeting some of you in one of our upcoming programs in Japan!