From July 19 – 31, 80 middle school students from 24 countries and territories joined on the ISAK campus for ISAK Summer School 2014. This is the largest Summer School we have held to date, and included our signature Leadership and Design Thinking programs, as well as unique extracurricular activities such as an afternoon of curling at the Karuizawa Ice Park!
ISAK Summer School provides students the opportunity to live and study with peers from around the world who come from widely diverse backgrounds. Just as important, the program teaches students about self-awareness and helps develop the skills they need to bring about positive change around them.
“The best thing I learned at ISAK is that everything I do is controlled by no one but myself, and since our choices make us who we are, I can be whoever I want to be.” (Student comment from ISAK Summer School 2014)
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our donors, partners, volunteers and supporters, whose contributions were essential in making this year’s summer school such a tremendous success. The program would not have been possible without you, and we would like to express our sincere gratitude for your generosity and kindness.
Summer School 2014 Donors
The United States-Japan Foundation | Kamenori Foundation | Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. | Mitsubishi UFJ Foundation | Hoppy Beverage Co., Ltd. | Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited | Richemont Japan Limited | NEC Corporation | LEAF
Mr. Seung Kwak | Mr. Takashi Oyagi
Mr. Hideyuki Tamai | Mr. Akira Horiguchi | Mr. Chad Iverson | Ms. Yayoi Sadaoka | Ms. Junko Tomizawa
Donors through READYFOR?:
Mr. and Ms. Daniel Clapper | GOSHIKI Co., Ltd. | Ms. Tomoko Iwai | Mr. Norio Takamatsu | Mr. Shinji Yoshizawa | Mr. Yasushi Ando | Kurochan | Mr. Kazutoyo Iwao | Mr. Shoichi Nojo | Mr. Noriyuki Tanaka
*Donor’s who purchased a READYFOR? ticket of 100,000 yen and above have been listed on this page. Please find a list of all READYFOR? donors who supported the program through the link below.
Summer School 2014 In-Kind Donors
PLUS Corporation | Town of Karuizawa Board of Education (Chuo Community Center) | Colobockle | Karuizawa Ice Park
Ms. Saisen (Kumiko) Araki | Ms. Maya Kiyokawa | Mr. Mikio Kuroiwa | Ms. Hannah Tanaka | Ms. Sosho Manabe
Supporters and Volunteers
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who helped spread word about the ISAK Summer School 2014, as well as our educational partners, volunteers for student pick-ups and drop-offs, homestay hosts, those who helped us at Karuizawa, the photographers and videographers who helped record our memories, and to everyone who kindly offered to support our program.