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Special Exchange Project

The Japan-U.S. Educational Commission has been administering the Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) since 2009 to bring together K-12 teachers from the U.S. and Japan to deepen mutual understanding of each other’s educational system and culture concentrating on the theme of ESD.

Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for ESD

Through reciprocal two-week study visits of the U.S. and Japan and joint meetings to build partnerships and curricula on the theme of Education for Sustainable Development.

The bi-nationally funded program aims to raise awareness of ESD-oriented school programs, enhance ESD-related curricula in both countries, and deepen a sense of global interconnectedness between teachers in Japan and the United States in tow vital areas of ESD themes: food and sustainable nutrition, and environment.