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faulted the “fear-mongering” news media for ending her semester prematurely. “I really need the credits to graduate on time,” she lamented. “Nagoya is perfectly fine. This panic has ruined a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many of my friends here.” Junko Ito, a University of California, Santa Cruz professor of linguistics who directs the UC Tokyo Study Center, was in California on March 11 but returned within 48 hours to deal with the crisis. Many of the students wanted to stay. “They had just gotten used to life in Japan, figured out how things worked, made life-long friends, and gained confidence in meeting the academic challenges of studying in a foreign country,” Ito wrote later in the EAP newsletter. Ashley Mar and the second student at Tohoku “implored us to let them go back to Sendai as soon as possible so that they could help clean up the damaged labs together with their lab mates and their advisers.” The center got almost everyone back in time to enroll for spring classes at their home campuses. That left Ito and her staff with one additional big task: tying up loose ends and shipping home the personal goods many students had left behind. “Because students had to leave so quickly, most had no time to pack or ship their belongings back to California. Nor did they have time to return their library books, give notice to landlords, return their keys, pay their utilities, cancel their cell phone subscriptions, etc.,” Ito explained. “This was no fault of the students— they were just on spring break, and were expecting to return when they suddenly had to get on the next plane from the nearest airport. The Tokyo staff valiantly went to these apartments to clean up, with aprons, masks, gloves, and garbage bags in hand, joking—irreverently, I’m afraid—that even though this wasn’t part of their job description, it was at least better than trying to do the nuclear cleanup.” UCEAP resumed exchanges in Japan in July at nine of its 11 partner universities, with the exceptions of Tohoku and Tsukuba universities. It was too late for Trevor Incerti to get into classes at the University of California, Berkeley, when he returned from Osaka. Instead he worked as an intern in the UCEAP office in Santa Barbara. Incerti, 21, a double major in Japanese studies and political economy saw firsthand that it wasn’t an easy decision for the EAP staff. They were “emotionally devastated to have to bring home all the students. Their job is to send students abroad.” He noted that a month after the quake, a UC Berkeley junior, Jasmine Jahanshahi, studying at Sciences Po, and three students from Sweden and Australia were among five dead in a Paris apartment fire. Safety issues

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN JAPAN
Japan has 140,000 international students, with most from China and other countries in Asia� Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda embarked on a campaign in 2008 to more than double the ranks of international students to 300,000 by 2020 and to make Japan’s universities, which enroll 3�5 million students, far more international� Only 6,166 U�S� students studied in Japan in 2009–10, according to Open Doors� The Japanese government provided help for some foreign students whose lives were turned upside down by the earthquake, waiving fees for return visas, and paying return airfares for those on scholarships from the host country�

“can crop up anywhere,” said Incerti. “These programs have to deal with calamities all the time and you never know where they are going to come from.” CET Academic Programs, based in Washington, D.C., offered an intensive Japanese language and culture studies program in the spring semester in Osaka for the first time in 2011. Executive Director Mark Lenhart and Kate Maruyama, the Japan program manager, decided on March 17 to bring home temporarily the three Lewis and Clark University students who were studying in Osaka. They purchased roundtrip tickets, thinking the students might be able to return in a few weeks, as two of the three did “when the situation (at the nuclear plant) began to look less volatile,” said Maruyama. CET worked with the third student and Lewis and Clark “to ensure that she could complete the semester’s work at home and receive full credit.” Its program quickly resumed normalcy, with 19 students enrolled over the summer and 15 in the fall. CET did not have travel insurance for a nonmedical evacuation and paid for the students’ plane tickets itself. “We self-insured. We didn’t have any kind of rider on our insurance plan that would include a natural disaster like this,” said Lenhart. Lewis and Clark, however, stepped up to split the costs of the tickets. “These crises bring out the best in our partnerships,” he said. “Everyone focuses on the safety of the student. They don’t sweat the small stuff. Who pays for what becomes a lot less important.” Going forward, CET is building travel insurance into the costs of its overseas programs. The peace of mind, said Lenhart, is worth it.

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From the Editors
In Brief
Voices: University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi
Overcoming Chaos
Degrees of Distinction
Macalester College
Foreign Student Affairs
A View from Out Here
In Focus
Language Supplement
The language of Business
Launching Pad: Community College Programs
Intensive English Language Directory
Intensive Foreign Language Directory
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