PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s James Ellis, associate
director of education abroad, has been selected as a Fulbright grantee to
participate in a group program for international education administrators.

As one of five program participants, Ellis will visit Japan in June to learn more
about the country’s higher education system, society and culture.

The three-week trip to Japan will consist of briefings, campus visits, meetings
with selected government officials, cultural activities and the annual meeting of
the Japan Association for Foreign Student Affairs.

“This program will provide me with a pathway to understanding Japan and
Asia for future development of international relations between our institutions
of higher education,” Ellis says.

Ellis will be attending a program orientation at the annual NAFSA: Association
for International Educators conference May 30-31 in San Diego.

The Fulbright Program has been recognized as the flagship program in
international educational exchange. It was established more than 50 years ago
to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and
other countries through educational and cultural exchange.

The program is sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau
of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Fulbright grantees are selected by the
presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

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