AUAP Consortium Meeting Held
The annual Asia University America Program Consortium Meeting, which consists of Western Washington University (WWU), Central Washington University (CWU), Eastern Washington University (EWU) and Asia University, was held at WWU. During the meeting, the universities exchanged opinions about future mutual interactions and measures for improving the AUAP program, after which 55 students studying at WWU gave a briefing on their research and recent topics. Launched in 1988, the AUAP is a five-month study abroad program in the U.S that is marking its 30th anniversary this year. More than 13,000 students have participated in the program so far. The students are supplied with all the support they need, including local student advisers. The program allows students to learn American culture and national customs, in addition to the language, through interactions with local students in dormitories and various activities.