Our colleague, Yukiko Ishikura, participated in NAFSA 2023 and presented as a part of the panel session entitled ” Japan: The State of International Education in COVID’s Aftermath” with Prof. Richard Porter, the Director of International Student and Scholar Services, Texas Tech University Office of International Affairs and Prof. Shingo Ashizawa, the Vice President, Kansai University Of International Studies. The panel session presented recent research on study abroad trends from the perspective of Japanese students and international education professionals and provided an overview of how Japanese university internationalization efforts have changed in the aftermath of COVID.
Prof. Ashizawa offered the recent trends of Japanese internationalization initiatives, and Prof. Porter shared his recent survey results he gained from international education professionals working at Japanese higher education institutions. Yukiko presented our research project on Japanese student-making to study abroad under the pandemic. They were able to share changing internationalization trends from different levels and perspectives, and the audience coming from all over the world also brought different insights of the recent internationalization trends.