On December 2, International Student Conferences (ISC) held its annual holiday party at Pasara Thai in Washington, D.C. ISC Board members, alumni from the Japan-America Student Conference and Korea-America Student Conference, and supporters came together to celebrate ISC’s JASC and KASC programs, and to give back for Giving Tuesday. Festive live jazz music played in the background and delicious Thai appetizers circulated among the guests as they mingled and chatted, reminiscing about their fond memories of the programs.
ISC Board President Kristy Holch and ISC Executive Director Yuuki Shinomiya made remarks on the importance of building people-to-people connections through student-led programs like JASC and KASC. Special guests included Mrs. Nobuko Sasae, who is on the board of IEC, a partner organization in Japan for ISC, and also the wife to the Ambassador of Japan to the U.S.
It was also Giving Tuesday, a day to give back to your favorite organization, so many of the guests donated money towards ISC’s programs and operations. Contributors received a JASC/KASC t-shirt from the combined 120 years the programs have been running. The contributions helped set ISC on its way to raising $5,000 by the end of this year, with a matching $5,000 donation from the Nimick Forbes Foundation if the goal is reached.
Live musical entertainment was provided by DC’s beloved jazz trio, Superior Cling.