On December 16, the JDP organized a pre-enrollment program for the RU
Home Students fourth cohort who will enroll for the 2021-2022 year.
online event allowed five new Sakura Scholars to learn more about the
JDP community and experience a short lecture in English.
the beginning, Associate Dean Scott Koga-Browes presented the outline of
the program. His topics covered how the curriculum works, what American
University is like and how other sophomore and junior JDP students are
spending life on both campuses.
Coordinator Ana Mosneaga then gave a short English lecture on the theme
of “Why Global International Relations Matter?”. The students watched
writer Pico Iyer’s TED talks video, “Where is home?” released in 2013 to
share their thoughts.
the lecture, the students learnt that ideas such as home and
nationality have been broadened beyond their traditional concepts as
more and more people worldwide are living in countries not considered
their own. They also gained new insights pertaining to the fact that a
culture is the filter through which we perceive the world we live in.
They will work on an assignment by writing a short essay on to what
extent culture influences international relations before their arrival
event was concluded by providing important administrative information
assisting them in making a smooth transition to the JDP.
students were offered a chance to get to know each other for the first
time. It was revealed that they have a common desire to gain global
perspectives through studying at an overseas university. We look forward
to welcoming them to our campus in April next year!