japanese studentsIn September, Workability III Program Manager Clyde Lewis, M.Ed. and his Dissertation Chair Jamal Cooks, Ph.D. presented at the annual conference of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies in Japan. The presentation was based on Clyde’s dissertation entitled, “When 1st feels like 2nd: Understanding the Experiences and Academic Journeys of California State University (CSU) First Generation Doctoral Students“.

The pair were also invited guest speakers in an undergraduate Intercultural Communications class at Reitaku University, spoke with graduate students about the structure and organization of American Higher Education, and also spoke with faculty about pathways for Japanese students looking to study in the US. This intercultural exchange provided the pair with a much better appreciation of the similarities and differences in learning styles that exists between Japanese and American student populations.

Article by Clyde Lewis