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Francis to Discuss Successful International Partnership with Japan

Graphic design Associate Professor John Francis will present a brown bag lecture titled “To Japan and Back: Developing Meaningful International Connections Abroad”  from noonto 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Trueblood Room in the Student Union Building.

Francis developed a short-term study program on art and design in Japan and has taken students on the program eight times. He will discuss his experiences developing and cultivating international connection and how he started an international exchange program with limited connections abroad.

The program has grown to be a dynamic and multifaceted exchange between two universities.

He will share his experiences leading students to Japan, creating art exhibits on two continents, and discuss his new project with an institution in Germany.

Francis is a faculty fellow for the Office of International Learning Opportunities. He supports Boise State faculty with all aspects of internationalizing course work.

He is an associate professor in the Art Department at Boise State and has taught graphic design there since 2002. He has traveled to England, Hong Kong, Spain and Japan.