On July 23, Send-off ceremony for First Sakura Scholars (RU home) was held.
University's website featured the events as follows.
"･･･The time has come already for Ritsumeikan University home students to
fly out for the start of their two year study period enrolled at AU･･･Relaxed and jovial from the start, the students, or Sakura Scholars as
they are alternatively known, first listened to heartwarming and
inspiring send-off messages from faculty members, before giving their
own informal, yet uplifting speeches."
You can read the whole story by clicking the link below:
American University beckons：New Life, new Challenge - Joint Degree Program Send Off