International Students Seminar

Undergraduates from Kyoto Gakuen University Japan

Faced with the concern about losing touch and failing to compete globally, the Japanese government has established programs to help the flow of international students in and out of the country.

Working closely with the University of Massachusetts Boston, EDR and TAHS successfully hosted 9 undergraduate students from Kyoto Gakuen University (Japan) in August, 2014.

Students at the Boston State House and Granary Grounds

By adopting a learner-initiated teaching model, this international student seminar introduced our students to the academic rigor required to study broad. The students’ learning outcomes were maximized through their active learning of various academic topics and participation in cultural events in Boston. From this program, they understood other cultures in the United States and cultural challenges in the globalizing world.


Students at a special seminar on gender studies at Harvard University Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA

Human Security & Global Peace Lecture Series

EDR provided high school students from China with EDR’s Human Security & Glo0bal Peace lecture series on Understanding American Culture and Society and Cross-Cultural Leadership to Prevent International Conflict.


Saitama University International Symposium

SaitamaEDR advised and supported Saitama University, Japan, for an academic symposium entitled, “Toward a twenty-first century of Asia: Global Governance and Human Security.” Dr. Jane Parpart and Dr. Timothy Shaw, professors of UMass Boston and advisers of EDR participated as speakers. Jay Jang, Managing Director of EDR participated as a panelist.