Here is an update from Catherine Glen, an Ambassadorial Global Scholar who will be doing her year of graduate study in Ireland at the Queen’s University Belfast in the 2016-17 year. Catherine is currently in Japan on a two year teaching exchange program and is working with students that suffer from various types of traumas and physical disabilities. Catherine is a 2011 graduate of the University of South Carolina.
The event was a visit by the US Air Force Band and the outline of the event was basically 35 minutes of `friendship time` which included games and interaction with all 100 students and 15 band members and then an hour long performance by the band where parents attended as well. This was the first USAF band visit to a Yamanashi school and their first visit of this nature ever!