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Keio/W&M Cross-Cultural Collaboration

The Keio University, College of William & Mary Cross-Cultural Collaboration is a program centered on experiential learning which allows both Japanese and American students to study questions of cultural difference and national identity.

The program brings 25 to 40 Japanese university students to America for two to three weeks to study and experience first-hand American society and culture with William & Mary graduate and undergraduate students. Students attend lectures on a variety of topics including race, religion, and pop culture while engaging with American culture firsthand through fieldwork activities such as trips to Colonial Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Washington, D.C.

A cutting-edge program, when conceived in 1990, the Keio University, William & Mary Cross-Cultural Collaboration, has grown and evolved over the years to become an important part of the university's commitment to enhancing the quality of higher education and to developing relationships with the international community.