International Student Conferences

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Make a difference in students’ lives by donating to the Plant a Diplomatic “Tree” Annual Campaign! Described as “life-changing” and “indispensable”, the International Student Conferences, Inc. (ISC) student-led Conferences empower and prepare the next generation of U.S.-Asia leaders.
In 2023, three students could attend the conference thanks to generous donations from the community.
Many students find the financial and opportunity cost of joining ISC Conferences increasingly prohibitive during these challenging times, making participation difficult. This is especially true for those with student loans or entering a deeply uncertain post-graduation job market.
Your donation will help cover the total cost of three participants in our 2023 Conferences: the 76th Japan-America Student Conference (JASC), the 17th Korea-America Student Conference (KASC), and the 4th China-America Student Conference (ChASC).
Every donation matters. Please join us in sowing the seeds of diplomacy and reaching our goal.
History and Background
In 1934, a group of students from Japan and America came together to “promote peace by furthering mutual understanding, friendship and trust.” That tradition remains vibrant, most recently with the help of ingenious student leaders who overcame the challenges of COVID-19 to create a virtual conference in 2020.
Now in its ninth decade, International Student Conferences’ mission resonates more than ever and stretches beyond Japan to South Korea and China. Against a backdrop of growing nationalism, trade wars, and a global pandemic, our conferences foster open dialogue among students across the Pacific and sow the seeds for future diplomatic understanding.
JASC Branch In Honor of Kristy Murray Holch
Each year the JASC scholarship is given in honor of the memory of Kristy Murray Holch (JASC 38) and her commitment to global citizenship. Serving as ISC Board Chair for over a decade, Kristy expanded the ISC mission to sow the seeds for deeper peer-to-peer opportunities beyond Japan to include Korea and China. Kristy passed away in July 2022 and she is deeply missed.
International Student Conferences, Inc. (ISC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization based in Washington, D.C. who believes in the long-term value of mutual understanding, friendship, and trust achieved through cross-cultural interchange in student-led Conferences contributing to a more peaceful world.
ISC believes in the long-term value of mutual understanding, friendship, and trust achieved through cross-cultural interchange in student-led Conferences contributing to a more peaceful world. Its main programs are: Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) founded in 1934, Korea-America Student Conference (KASC) founded in 2008, China-America Student Conference (ChASC) founded in 2020, and the US-Japan-Korea Trilateral Forum. 

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