Closely affiliated with the LMU-Kanto Program is the World School Program, in which Lincoln Memorial University is proud to be a longstanding participant. The World School was initiated in 1997 by Masaki Matsudaira of the Tokyo, Japan-based Kanto International Senior High School.
The World School Forum is an annual event that takes place in countries throughout the world. In odd-numbered years, the World School Forum is held in Japan, where it was founded. In even-numbered years, the Forum moves to the country of one of its 21 member schools, one of which is the J. Frank White Academy, located on LMU’s Harrogate campus. Lincoln Memorial University hosted World School Forum in 2002 and again in 2012. Recent World School Forums venues include:
2009 World School Forum – Tokyo, Japan
2010 World School Forum – Seoul, South Korea.
2011 World School Forum – Busto Arsizio, Italy
2012 World School Forum – Harrogate, TN, USA
2013 World School Forum – Tokyo, Japan
2014 World School Forum – Vladivostok, Russia
2015 World School Forum – Busto Arsizio, Italy
The primary aim of the World School Program is to create a truly borderless community that brings together high school students and teachers from countries around the globe and to help individuals in all member schools create together an ideal educational program designed for the world community. Each year, Lincoln Memorial University partners with the J. Frank White Academy in sending student representatives to distant lands in order to participate in this memorable event where they have discussions, learn about the world and form friendships.
Director: Mrs. JoAnn Russell, DAR Building, 423.869.7763, joann.russell@LMUnet.edu