The purpose of this study was to examine the learning design of intercultural exchange between Hawaii and Japan in terms of “space”, “activity,” and “community” as defined by Miwa & Yamauchi. The KAI-YAMA Project 2019 was an online intercultural exchange project between Hawaii and Japanese students in Osaka. Six themes such as Food Sustainable Cultural Practices and Modern Technology to Support Food Sustainability were selected by faculty at both universities. Students devised a one-week schedule to investigate each theme by visiting various locations and meeting with specialists in each country.
The interactions among students enhanced the Japanese students’ ability to listen attentively and learn actively. They learned how to communicate using full facial expressions and appropriate body language while enjoying their interactions. Regarding technology, ZOOM, Facebook, LINE, Google Translate, and Google documents were fully used to collaborate while learning.