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A Message from Ambassador Kennedy

Over the past 70 years, the United States and Japan have built one of the world’s great alliances. For generations, student exchange has been at the heart of our strong people-to-people ties. Together, Japanese and American young people have developed the international experience, language skills, and cross-cultural understanding that have allowed us to forge lasting friendships.

We recognize that today’s students face new challenges. They are busier than ever; and education is increasingly expensive. Institutions are responding with innovative programs that address these issues and offer exciting new opportunities for exchange students. The TeamUp RoadMap is designed to share some of these practices, offer solutions for challenges, and suggest how we can do even more.

I want to thank all of you who support exchange programs and educational partnerships and encourage you to deepen your investment in the U.S.-Japan partnership. Young people in our two countries are filled with hope and promise, and, by teaming up together, American and Japanese universities can bring their dreams to life.