The BXAI Summer Program 2019 will be held in Japan from August 7 to 21.  Hosted by Kyoto University, around 90 AFLSP scholars will come together to explore the theme of “Harmonious Coexistence” as they examine regional issues, engage in cross-cultural dialogues, and build community.

The Summer Program will kick off in Osaka, where scholars will participate in experts-led panel discussions and leadership training sessions, as well as various team building challenges and an improvisation workshop, which will encourage them to exercise their teamwork skills, develop confidence, and form new friendships.  Scholars will then immerse themselves in Japanese history and tradition through a visit to Gifu Prefecture, home to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Shirakawa-go village.

During the second week, students will spend time studying East Asia’s unique landscape through focused topic learning sessions and lectures delivered by influential guest speakers at Kyoto University.  In addition, they will participate in a variety of fun, hands-on activities and workshops designed for personal development and enrichment.  The third Bai Xian Alumni Initiative Award will also be held this week, with finalist teams pitching their ideas before a judging panel and an audience of scholars for a chance to win a cash prize and seed funding.

On the final day of the Summer Program, scholars will share their research and learnings through group presentations before joining the greater Bai Xian community for an evening of celebration at our closing ceremony and gala dinner.

Learn more about the BXAI Summer Program here!