The Institute of International Business (IIB) was selected by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo to send 20 of our Business School students to Japan for 10-days, all expenses paid. The trip was part of an overall Japanese program called KAKEHASHI or “bridge” in Japanese.
The purpose of the KAKEHASHI project is to promote people-to-people exchanges between Japan, the US and various nations to encourage an understanding of Japan’s economy, society, history, diverse culture, politics and diplomatic relations among participants. The program included high-level professional government and business visits, cultural travel and home-stays with Japanese families.
Over 170 graduate and undergraduate students applied. After rigorous review, interview selection processes, 20 students were selected by a team of three Business School international professionals to represent the Business School, the University of Colorado Denver, and the State of Colorado. Attendees had an awesome time. Upon return they met with then-Consul General Ito to personally thank him and his staff for their support.