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Rikuzen Takata Program Application

Japan Social Innovation & Community Revitalization Project: Tokyo and Rikuzen Takata

We are excited to announce that this September VIA will be co-hosting a trip to Japan between US, Japanese, Hong Kong, and Singaporean students on social innovation & community revitalization. VIA will cover your lodging, local transportation, and some meals (breakfast and dinner in Rikuzen Takata will be covered). Please complete the application form by May 31, 2020. There will be a short follow-up phone interview after the application deadline. Final results will be announced by June 15th.

Trip Details
  • When: August 31 - September 9, 2020
  • Where: Tokyo and Tohoku (northern Japan, the area affected by the March 2011 earthquake & tsunami)
  • Who: US students, Japanese students, and students from other universities in Asia
  • August 30 (US time) - Depart US for Tokyo
  • Tokyo
    • August 31 - Arrive in Tokyo, short orientation to Ikebukuro area of Tokyo
    • September 1-2 - Ikebukuro, pre-departure workshop with Rikkyo University; prep for project, form teams, enjoy Tokyo!
  • Rikuzen Takata, Tohoku Region
    • September 3-7 - Field work in teams, initial presentations to community
  • Tokyo
    • September 8 - Return to Tokyo, final project presentations at Rikkyo University
    • September 9 - Program wrap-up and departure to US
Get a glimpse into the program from past participants!