Staying Connected for Alumni

In our 40 year history, over 1,400 students have participated in AKP. We believe that the friendships and bonds you develop while a student on AKP are strong and important to maintain.  We encourage you to stay in touch with the AKP Office and join the AKP Alumni Network on Facebook.  Please feel free to contact us with your AKP photos and memories!

 AKP Alumni on Facebook

If you have a Facebook account, there is an Associated Kyoto Program Alumni Network Page.  Membership must be approved by the moderators.  When requesting membership on Facebook, please send the moderator your AKP year and Resident Director’s name.  Contact the Program Administrator or the page moderator with any questions.

If you’d like to post a message to the AKP alumni community, please use the Facebook page. AKP alumni are doing an amazing range of things today, personally and professionally, and most of us are happy to share our experiences with fellow alumni. So, if you are looking for advice about grad school (not just Japan-related, but also law, medical and others), teaching in Japan (JET and other options), how to start your own business, or anything else, please utilize the Alumni Network. Similarly, if you know of a position that might be of interest to AKPers, by all means, post it!

You will need to login to the Facebook page to view and post messages. We hope the alumni group will enable AKP alumni from different years to make contact with each other and to seek and give advice, and to thereby create a strong and viable alumni network.

 AKP on Twitter

If you’re on Twitter, consider following the AKP’s official account, @AKPStudyAbroad. Along with updates about the program, the Twitter feed often includes discussions of life in Kyoto, and is a great way to connect with other AKPers–past, present, and future!

 AKP on Flickr

We’ve got pictures here on the site, but if you want to see more of our photos, head over to the AKP’s Flickr page!