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Dr. Ignacio Ornelas with Joe Garcia Kapp

Joe Garcia Kapp: Chicano/Latino Football Trailblazer

Blogs / September 27, 2022
SPICE develops lesson on legendary football player from East Salinas, California, who never forgot his roots.
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Migrant Agricultural Workers in Truck and Waiting in Line for a Day’s Work in the Field, Florida, 1939, by Marion Post Wolcott

This Land Is Your Land: The Great Depression, Migrant Farm Workers, and the Legacy of the New Deal

Blogs / September 22, 2022
“It is said,” a Japanese social theorist and educator, Yukichi Fukuzawa, wrote in his best-selling book An Encouragement of Learning (1872–76), “that heaven does not create one person above or below another.”
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Honorees of SPICE’s 2021–2022 regional programs in Japan

SPICE Honors Top Students from 2021–2022 Regional Programs in Japan

News / September 20, 2022
Congratulations to the student honorees from Fukuoka Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture, Kawasaki City, Kobe City, Oita Prefecture, and Tottori Prefecture.
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Hana Kameyama, Miyu Kato, and Yuta Muraki

Winners Announced for the Spring 2022 Stanford e-Japan Award

News / September 13, 2022
Congratulations to our newest student honorees.
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2022–23 Applications Now Open: Stanford/SPICE East Asia Seminars for Teachers in Hawai‘i

News / September 12, 2022
High school teachers across the state of Hawai‘i are eligible to apply. The application deadline is October 14.
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Project 17 co-founders and executive directors hold up the number “17” during a Zoom meeting

China Scholars Program and Stanford e-China Alumnae Launch Project 17

Blogs / September 6, 2022
Project 17 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization connecting students around the world to address the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN.
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Six Stanford students sitting on grassy field

Spring 2023 Applications Now Open: Stanford Online Courses for High School Students on China, Korea, and Japan

News / September 5, 2022
Subtitle: Students with a strong interest in East Asia or international relations are encouraged to apply. Applications are due October 31.
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SPICE/NCTA East Asia Summer Institute participants

2022 SPICE/NCTA East Asia Summer Institute for Middle School Teachers

Blogs / August 30, 2022
Teachers from all regions of the United States and from China participated.
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Stanford e-Fukuoka Wraps up Its Inaugural Session

Blogs / August 23, 2022
Instructor Kasumi Yamashita looks back on the first session of Stanford e-Fukuoka.
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Stanford e-Japan honorees from across Japan gathered in Tokyo for the Japan Day award ceremony

SPICE Recognizes Top Students in Stanford e-Japan and the Reischauer Scholars Program

News / August 19, 2022
The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), with generous support from the Freeman Foundation, is proud to announce the launch of a new teacher professional development opportunity for secondary school teachers in Hawaii.
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Hiroko Furukawa Tolbert and Kathryn Tolbert

History of Japanese War Brides

News / August 11, 2022
SPICE has developed free lesson plans on an important chapter of U.S. immigration history that is largely unknown.
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Two images of Japanese high school students

Announcing the Honorees of the 2022 Stanford e-Fukuoka Program

News / August 9, 2022
Congratulations to student honorees Kasane Horiuchi and Mihiro Tomomatsu.
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Stanford e-Hiroshima alumna Rio Sasaki

My Experience as a Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Messenger

Blogs / August 2, 2022
Stanford e-Hiroshima alumna Rio Sasaki shares her thoughts on being part of the last generation to hear the voices of atomic bomb survivors.
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Nathan in Shanghai

Stanford e-China: No Ordinary Program

Blogs / July 26, 2022
The following reflection is a guest post written by Nathan Chan, an alumnus and honoree of the 2021 Stanford e-China Program, which is accepting student applications until September 1, 2022.
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Teachers pose at the East-West Center

Stanford/SPICE East Asia Seminars for Teachers in Hawai‘i Summer Institute

Blogs / July 19, 2022
The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), with generous support from the Freeman Foundation, is proud to announce the launch of a new teacher professional development opportunity for secondary school teachers in Hawaii.
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Stanford e-Japan alumna Mio Kobayashi, who will be studying at Minerva University as a Yanai Tadashi Foundation Scholar.

Stanford e-Japan Online Course Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2022

News / July 12, 2022
Interested students must apply by August 12, 2022.
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Seiji Yang at Microsoft corporate headquarters, Redmond, Washington

Rediscovering Mottainai: My Experience with the Reischauer Scholars Program

Blogs / July 5, 2022
The following reflection is a guest post written by Seiji Yang, a 2020 alumnus of the Reischauer Scholars Program, which will begin accepting student applications on September 5, 2022.
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Dr. Ignacio Ornelas Rodriguez speaks with Salinas students

Local High School Students Connect with Stanford Security Experts

Blogs / June 28, 2022
High school students from San Jose and Salinas Valley met online with scholars from Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation for the inaugural International Security Symposium.
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President Suzanne Puanani Vares-Lum with Gary Mukai

SPICE and the East-West Center: A 34-Year History

Blogs / June 21, 2022
SPICE will host a 2022 teacher summer institute at the East-West Center, continuing its longstanding relationship with the Center.
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Announcing the Honorees of SPICE’s 2021–22 Regional Programs in Japan

News / June 14, 2022
Congratulations to the ten student honorees from Hiroshima Prefecture, Kawasaki City, Kobe City, Oita Prefecture, and Tottori Prefecture.
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Gary Mukai and Norman Mineta at Convención Panamericana Nikkei (COPANI) XX, San Francisco, September 20, 2019

Secretary Norman Mineta and His Contributions to SPICE

Blogs / June 7, 2022
The late Secretary Mineta was unwavering in his commitment to SPICE’s efforts to educate students about civil liberties and equality.
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Stanford Global Studies hosts Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) Symposium

SPICE’s Jonas Edman Moderates Panel of Community College Instructors

Blogs / May 31, 2022
Stanford Global Studies hosts Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) Symposium.
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collage of Japanese students

Empowering the Next Generation of Japanese Leaders

News / May 24, 2022
Yanai Scholars, Stanford e-Japan alumni, and EducationUSA representatives highlight a special session for the Spring 2022 Stanford e-Japan students.
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headshots of eight high school students for WDIMTBA 8

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 8)

Blogs / May 10, 2022
Reflections of eight students on the website “What Does It Mean to Be an American?”
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