Long-term Education Administrators Program (LEAP)
Long-term Education Administrators Program Participants, 2017
LEAP participants will travel to Bozeman, Montana and will spend their first eight weeks focusing on English language study at the INTERLINK Language Center at Montana State University; meet with MSU campus office staff; attend a series of focused “Colloquium” presentations on topics related to university and international program operations; learn the structures of Business Communication; and participate in community service projects in the Bozeman area.LEAP is a year-long professional development program. Its goals are to help participants improve their English, learn about the U.S. higher education system, and learn about the operations and programming of international programs offices. LEAP participants are staff at Japanese universities and employees of MEXT, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
LEAPers are then assigned to another U.S. university to do a eight-month practicum internship in various departments' offices. Midway through the program, participants will visit New York and meet with various to discuss the context of the "Global Network University," Diversity Concerns in Higher Education in the United States, and the Higher Education in the 21st Century. LEAP ends with a visit to Washington, DC, for a series of presentations from professionals working in various government, non-profit, and Presidential Association offices.