College of Liberal Arts Receives Grants to Offer Cultural Awareness Courses in Huntington

College of Liberal Arts and Department of Modern Languages received grants from The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, The Laurasian Institution, and The Toyota Foundation to host a Japan Outreach Coordinator who will live and work in the Huntington area teaching cultural awareness courses. In July 2012, twenty-three students from three local high schools traveled to Japan for a two-week study tour led by the Japan Outreach Coordinator and a Cabell County School teacher fully funded by the Laurasian Institution and Japan Foundation. The trip included travel to both the Kanto and Kansai areas of Japan where students had an opportunity to volunteer in a community affected by the tsunami and earthquake.  At least two of the 23 students who made the trip will be attending Marshall in the fall, majoring in Japanese.