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Exploring Creativity with Jikei COM Japanese Students

Nov 22, 2013
Spotlight Category: College

Jikei COM Japanese Students

On October 12, 2013, Otis hosted 220 Japanese college students from Jikei COM—a consortium of schools from Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Sendai—for a daylong program on the American approach to creativity and problem solving. Exploring Creativity, now in its third year, is a collaboration between Digital Media and Continuing Education. The jam-packed day included workshops focused on developing creativity through drawing, improvisation, idea generation, and brainstorming; interactions between Otis and Japanese students; and a panel discussion highlighting alumni. The program’s success resulted in a 38% increase in attendees, with a record number of first-year college participants.