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Online Rikuzen Takata Project Application

VIA is co-hosting a two-day workshop for US, Japanese, Hong Kong, and Singaporean students on sustainability & community revitalization. Please complete the application form by January 24, 2021. At the end of the application, you will be asked to reserve a time for a 30-minute Zoom interview between January 25-27th. Final results will be announced by January 28th.
  • Pre-Workshop Preparation – reading materials will be provided
  • Day 1: February 19 (3:30 – 7:30 PM)
    • 3:30 PM – Cross-cultural Icebreaker and Introduction to Sustainable Communities
    • 4:30 PM – Crossroads Game with Marugoto Rikuzentakata to learn about the community, the 2011 disaster, recovery, and post-disaster initiatives.
    • 6:30 PM – Group Discussions
  • February 20-25 – 1-2 hours of self-directed collaboration in small groups (synchronous or asynchronous)
  • Day 2: February 26 (3:30 – 7:30 PM)
    • 3:30 PM – Check-in
    • 4:00 – 5:30 PM – Group Discussion and Presentation Preparations
    • 5:45 – 6:45 PM – Group Presentations (10 minutes per group, including Q&A)
    • 6:45 – 7:30 PM – Conclusion and Wrap-up
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