Kizuna Across Cultures (KAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to its mission to inspire youth in Japan and the United States to look beyond their communities, embrace diversity, and become active global citizens by fostering international friendship through exchange of culture and collaborative learning of foreign language via an educational exchange website.
What is Global Classmates
KAC facilitates the international exchange program Global Classmates for high schools in Japan and the U.S. Through a dynamic online interaction using messages, photos, and videos, students get to know their "classmates" in another country and practice their foreign language skills, as well as build lasting friendships.
In 2013-2014, 15 pairs of high schools, approximately 840 U.S. and Japanese students, participated in Global Classmates.