Global Engagement establishes exchange with Rikkyo University

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Left to right: Mr. Naoto Nejo of the Rikkyo University International Office; Dr. Alan Christy (History); Dr. Seongbin Hwang, Professor and Director of the Rikkyo University International Office; Dr. Sakae Fujita and Dr. Shigeko Okamoto (Languages & Applied Linguistics); and Dr. Hiroshi Fukurai (Sociology)

Representatives from UC Santa Cruz and Rikkyo University (Tokyo, Japan) met with UC Santa Cruz faculty on October 31 to establish a Global Exchange program.

The delegation from Rikkyo University traveled to UC Santa Cruz to discuss strategies for supporting student exchange with members of the Division of Global Engagement and UC Santa Cruz faculty from the departments of Sociology, History, and Languages & Applied Linguistics after signing an agreement earlier this year.

The partnership between UC Santa Cruz and Rikkyo University began with former Chancellor Blumenthal’s visit to Tokyo in the Summer of 2018. The agreement comes as a result of the Division of Global Engagement’s ongoing efforts to facilitate the internationalization of the teaching, learning, and research for UC Santa Cruz students and scholars at top institutions around the world UC Santa Cruz and Rikkyo University aim to begin exchanging their first groups of students in fall 2020.

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