Communicating Across Cultures: Building Intercultural Competencies and Lasting Partnerships in Japan Using an Indigenous Wholistic Framework.

This project uses a Wholistic Indigenous Framework to design and delivers a 20-day Study Program in Japan. Our partners are Doshisha University, Ritsumeikan University, Sagano High School in Kyoto, and the Hokkaido University Centre for Ainu and Indigenous Studies. Our objective is to offer a safe, enriching experience that facilitates intercultural communication and adaptability by bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous Japanese and Canadian students together in a variety of activities and spaces. From in-class learning for credit, to site visits that foster deeper understanding, participants will develop their capacity to succeed and contribute to a sustainable, globalized world.

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