My name is Supachot
Suriyachai, and I'm currently a student at the
As many of you have experienced first-hand, UF has unfortunately decided to cancel both the Aoyama Gakuin and Kansai Gaidai exchange programs. However, most of us realize that the situations where we currently study are not what the media exaggerates it to be. You may be discontent with the abrupt recall and termination of the program, as am I.
Therefore, I have decided to taken a shot at gathering our voices in order to have UF International Center reconsider its decision.
Please take part in signing our petition for the reinstatement of the exchange programs.
I hope that we can stand strong against an unfortunate turn of events and gather our strength to make this year complete.
You may or may not have thoughts of returning to
Please let me know where and when you'll be able to meet to sign the petition. I live in West Palm Beach (FL), but I'll also be around
I plan to submit this petition as early as possible (around end of March), so that Kansai students can still return to KGU without too much disruption.
I hope to hear from you soon, and let's make this a happy ending!
Supachot B. Suriyachai
English Chat Session Leader
Supachot Suriyachai (X[pVbgEV VC)
A blog post from one of my professors at
gDespite a Potential Nuclear Crisis at
Still one needs to be cautious about reacting to information that is not accurate. The international media is making the nuclear situation sensational to say the least. Headlines and teasers are misleading and many people don't bother to read details buried deep in the story.
Perhaps the greatest disservice to
everyone living in Japan has been the foreign press 'mis'-reports
in their attempt to present 'Breaking News' which in turn have inflamed home
country families to an emotional level that they bombard many of us living here
with calls of GET OUT! RUN! ESCAPE! (Nakamura post
on EASIANTH listserv, March 21, 2011)
Distance between Three Mile Island & NYC: 100 miles / Between
The distance between
Do the research and make up your own mind. Don't be blinded by sensationalism and biases in the media and governments.
And so while we can worry and debate about the safety of
The Center for International Education at
my university is advising students to monitor these web sites for more
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Here are a couple of links to stories from the BBC:
Here is some information from the Ministry of Internal Affairs in English especially for foreigners:
Regarding volunteer efforts, see the Tokyo Voluntary Action Center website:
Related: "Why Ifm not fleeing Japan" at Washington Post.com