COPP welcomes delegation of undergraduate students from Japan


Last month, Dr. Hironori Ito, dean of the graduate school of social and cultural science at Kumamoto University in Japan, brought a delegation of undergraduate students to visit UTSA to explore graduate opportunities. Students met with faculty and administrators in the College to learn more about public policy programs.  Japanese visiting students also had a chance to sit in a public administration class to listen to student presentations for the course Non-Profit Organizations taught by Lecturer Steven Sano, MPA. Sano invited special guest Ms. Kim Arispe, Financial Capacity Programs Manager from Family Services Association to assess the students' nonprofit projects.  After the class was over, the Kumamoto group engaged in a meet-and-greet with Sano's public administration students, who were eager to share their experiences at UTSA.  Everyone had a great time while partaking in some snacks and Mexican pastries. Afterwards, they visited with student leaders at the UTSA 1604 campus to have a discussion on social issues on campus and community engagement. The delegation of Japanese students are political science majors who have an interest in public policy and demography.