Stories:

  • NEWS
    College of the Atlantic Inspires Human Ecology Model in Japan [Working Waterfront]
    In 2014, a group of residents of the island town of Ōsakikamijima, Japan, invited College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor to help them start a college. The idea began with a small group of people seeking to revitalize their town, introduce new educational ideas, promote a year-round community, and reverse youth flight.
  • NEWS
    Saving Sea Turtles in the Ogasawara Islands
    A passion for marine biology leads College of the Atlantic student Grace Caltabiano ’19 on two internships to Japan’s “Galápagos of The East,” where she joins efforts to protect endangered green sea turtles.
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    Remote Islands Think out of the Box to Fight Depopulation [Japan Times]
    As Japan as a whole struggles with a rapidly aging and declining population, some of its remote islands are taking bold steps to rejuvenate themselves, attracting both young people and tourists. The town of Osakikamijima is trying to lure a branch campus of the College of the Atlantic in Maine.