EWU President Mary Cullinan and Asia University’s President Michiharu Kurita met for the first time last Friday, June 2, to discuss the importance of the collaborative partnership between EWU and Asia University.
AUAP at EWU gives students from Asia University in Tokyo, Japan, the opportunity to live and study in the United States for five months to learn English and learn about the American culture. Students live on campus in the residence halls, typically with American roommates.
International peer advisors, who are Eastern students, help AUAP students with orientation of the EWU campus by helping them navigate the university system or teaching them how to use the bus. The campus friends program hosts events in which EWU and AUAP students can socialize.
Students participating in the AUAP program at EWU have gone on to study, intern and work in other countries, such as Hong Kong, Guatemala, China and Singapore.