Stories:

  • NEWS
    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.
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    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
    Japanese Educators, Officials Visit COA

    A group of Japanese educators and political officials who are planning a new Japanese college based on College of the Atlantic’s interdisciplinary, experiential model will visit COA and Mount Desert Island for three days this month.