LEAP: Long-term Educational Administrator Program

2014-2015 LEAP Intern Akiha MISUMI

Akiha MISUMI, 2014-15 LEAP Intern


The LEAP program was established in 1997. The program is funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) and is administered by The Institute for Japan International Practical Training, and Cultural Vistas. The LEAP program offers specially selected Japanese higher education staff the opportunity to come to the United States to improve their English skills, learn about the U.S. higher education system, and complete an internship in an international programs office.

LEAP Interns at UC Davis

2014: Akiha MISUMI, Kyoto University

2013: Toru KASUGA, University of the Ryukyus

2012: Aya KIMURA, Kyoto University

2010: Saho TANAKA, Kyushu University


2007: Yohko TANGE, Nagoya University

2005: Tomoko KAWAMURA, University of Fukui

2004: Yumiko FURUTAKE, Kyoto Institute of Technology

2003: Mari SHIMIZU, Kyoto University

2002: Hiroe KAJIMOTO, Hokkaido University

2001: Nami KIDA (formerly YOKOYA), Nagoya University