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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 7, 2018

Temple University Japan-Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies Hosts Bridging Scholars

Current Bridging Scholars and alumni gather with USJBF board members, TUJ, and ICAS staff

Long-time Bridging Scholars sponsor, Temple University Japan (TUJ) co-hosted a Bridging Scholar event on October 18, 2018, with the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) at … » READ MORE

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Celebrating 20 Years of Growing Global Leaders: Meet one of the First Scholars

WebCoates2014 (class of 1999)We’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of Bridging Scholars throughout this fall and winter by updating you on what’s happened with some of the students since their study abroad.  Today we’re featuring J. Webster Coates from the first class of Bridging » READ MORE

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

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