February 20, 2019 @ 12:00PM — 2:00PM
Celebrating 20 Years of Growing Global Leaders
Bridge Leader $20,000
Bridge Underwriter $15,000
Bridge Builder $10,000
Individual Ticket $500
HOW YOUR SUPPORT CREATES IMPACT AND
The United States-Japan Bridging Foundation (USJBF), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established in 1998 at the recommendation of the Japan- United States Friendship Commission, an independent federal agency, to help balance the flow of people-to-people exchange between the United States and Japan. USJBF alleviates the financial burden for young Americans seeking to gain workforce and leadership skills through study abroad in Japan.
Now celebrating our 20th anniversary, the USJBF directly addresses this need. Through generous donations, USJBF has awarded 1,945 scholarship grants of between $2,500 and $7,500 to help U.S. undergraduates close the funding gap that otherwise prevents them from studying abroad. Student exchange better prepares young adults for leadership roles in trade, public policy, diplomacy, education, and other sectors.
We are proud that 95% of Bridging Scholars have completed their academic year or semester study abroad. USJBF financial assistance; thorough selection process; mentoring; career and leadership development; and internship and volunteer opportunities with Bridging Scholars and donor partners are key elements to this success rate.All proceeds directly provide financial assistance to make it possible for tomorrow's global leaders and workforce talent to acquire skills while studying abroad in Japan—strengthening the United States-Japan relationship—today.
"During the 2011 earthquake in the Tohoku region of Japan, one of the greatest problems during the aftermath was the lack of communication and information. I raised money when I was in high school for a donation for the tsunami victims. But what I really wanted to do is someday go to the Tohoku region and help in any way possible. You made it happen. During my trip, I was able to study in the northern region of Japan to do research and learn Japanese and Japanese culture. My research is about ultra-broadband communications. It's a system in which people, even in the remote areas of Japan like in the far countryside and in the mountains, can receive strong wireless communications." — Christian, University of California, San Diego / Tohoku University
For additional information please contact:
Jean Falvey: Deputy Director