Education for Sustainable Development

The Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) provides U.S. teachers and administrators with a fully-funded opportunity to travel to Japan to learn about ESD efforts and strengthen ESD curricula in both countries. ESD is “a vision of education that seeks to balance human and economic well-being with cultural traditions and respect for the earth’s natural resources,” according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for ESD is designed to raise awareness of ESD-oriented school programs, enhance ESD-related curricula in both countries, and deepen a sense of global interconnectedness between teachers in Japan and the United States.

Teachers from Japan will travel to the U.S. in late April, and teachers from the U.S. will travel to Japan in late June. At the end of the program in each country, teachers will gather for a few days of joint collaboration.