A summer adventure in Japan

This summer I am honored to be serving as a Visiting Instructor at the International University of Japan (IUJ) in Minamiuonuma, Japan. IUJ is, to my knowledge, the only all-graduate, all-English-medium university in the country. There are two main types of master’s programs, international business and international relations. The intensive summer program in English supports both incoming graduate students as well as some employees from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). There will be 12 visiting faculty and roughly 90-100 students who will spend eight weeks together in the heart of rural Japan, a major rice-growing region near mountains that receive more snow that practically anywhere else in the world. Stay tuned for my adventures from “the land of the rising sun,” literally the translation of the words Nippon and Nihon.

A link that shows you a little about the region…


…and a little about the uni…

About IUJ

More once I manage the transport to Tokyo and then bullet-train (shinkasen) myself to campus next week. Until then, kampai!

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