Japan Earthquake Relief Fund Updates
From Tohoku to America: Study Abroad Students

April 26, 2012

The Japan Society Michinoku Scholarship, managed by AFS Intercultural Programs Japan, recently selected five outstanding high school students from Tohoku who will study in the US for one academic year.

The students spoke of their wish to “work at the United Nations” and “learn more about the world and Japan” during the award ceremony.

During the scholarship application process, one student said:

“After watching the video of the disaster area on the news, my will to work internationally for an organization like the United Nations or UNICEF grew even stronger.  I want to do work that creates a world where everyone can live in peace and extend a helping hand to people affected by conflicts, famines, earthquakes, and tsunami.”