Kai Yama is a 1-year Program open to KCC Students and represents an educational, cultural, and intellectual exchange from the oceans of Hawai‘i (Kai) to the mountains of Japan (Yama). The Kai Yama project is a collaborative partnership between University of Hawai‘i, Kapi‘olani Community College, Oahu, HI and Kansai University, Takatsuki Campus in Osaka, Japan.
Over the year-long program, students from both countries will communicate collaboratively as they investigate both local and global environmental issues. During two week-long country exchanges, students will actively participate in the community issue through the lens of place-based and culture-based active learning.
The objective of this international student exchange is to engage future leaders by connecting ecology and environmental science to local community conservation issues. Collaborative online technologies will allow participants to build relationships, identify commonalities, and generate new solutions to ecological issues.
For more information see the attached flyer and/or contact Dr. Kuntz at firstname.lastname@example.org, Kokio 104
Students must commit to taking one-credit class in Spring 2016 and again in Fall 2016, to participating fully in exchanges during UH Spring Break 2016 and 10-day visit to Japan in August 2016. Applications are Due Friday Dec. 4