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  • Thanks to you, our donors and supporters, the 2016-2017 academic year Bridging Scholars have returned from a wonderful, challenging, exciting, nerve-wracking, and absolutely unforgettable year of study abroad in Japan.

    Tips and Pics from Bridging Scholars Slider

  • Investing in the next generation of global leaders, the Bridging Foundation creates opportunities for Americans and Japanese to learn from each other.

    Investment in Future Leaders

  • Corporate partners play a vital role in helping to advance global competency and increase U.S. competitiveness. Bloomberg News Japan hosts a Bridging Scholars event at their Tokyo Office.

    Bridging Scholar Event

  • The TeamUp campaign brokers institutional partnerships between American and Japanese colleges and universities and paves the way to increase student mobility.

    Institutional Partnerships – Teamup

  • Public-private partnerships, such as the Friendship Blossoms Initiative, strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance. The Bridging Foundation planted more than 3,000 American dogwood trees in the Tohoku region and throughout Japan in 2012-2015.

    Friendship Blossoms Initiative

  • Bridging Scholar alumni gain skills that enhance employment, innovation, and diplomacy between the U.S. and Japan. Chris recently launched his product in Japan with SoftBank saying, "I was able to present in Japanese so big thank you to Bridging Foundation!".

    Bridging Scholar Alumni

News / Blog

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Temple University Japan Hosts Bridging Scholars

Temple University Japan (TUJ) hosted 35 current Bridging Scholars, alumni, supporters from TUJ and the U.S.-Japan Council TOMODACHI Initiative, and USJBF staff on November 9, 2017.  Bridging Scholars enjoyed the opportunity to network–receiving mentoring from alumni, supporters, and staff– while … » READ MORE

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tips and Pics from Bridging Scholars

Thanks to you, our donors and supporters, the 2016-2017 academic year Bridging Scholars have returned from a wonderful, challenging, exciting, nerve-wracking, and absolutely unforgettable year of study abroad in Japan.  They gained Japanese language and culture fluency, personal and professional … » READ MORE

Friday, August 25, 2017

Where in Japan are our Fall 2017 Bridging Scholars Headed?

Thanks to you, donors and supporters, we are excited to announce that 89 U.S. college students will begin their studies in Japan in September.  They will immerse themselves in Japanese language and culture, and academic classes while gaining global leadership … » READ MORE

Site updated on November 15, 2017