Director, Founder: Akiko Imairi Selmon
Akiko Imairi Selmon, Director and Founder of AJ Selmon International, LLC is a former television news reporter in her native country, Japan, and is no stranger to higher education institutions both in the United States and Canada. Her first study abroad experience took place in Canada where she learned English and earned a diploma in radio broadcasting. Akiko’s second experience took her to the United States (US) where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Mass Communications from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. In addition, to highlight her experiences at Norfolk State University (NSU), Akiko published a book entitled “Black College”, Japanese text, based on her understandings as a lone Japanese female student at an (US) Historically Black Colleges and Universities institution in 2002. Further, professionally, Akiko has served as an International Admissions Counselor at her Alma Mater, NSU and subsequently as an Assistant Director of the International Center at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL. Akiko resides in Texas with her husband and daughter.
founded U.S. College Connections: Studying abroad in the US or Canada consulting for international students
founded Au Pair Japanese Connection: outbound section of young Japanese au pair placements with families in the US
started outbound section of Japanese au pair placement with families in France
started outbound section of Japanese au pair placement with families in New Zealand and Australia
AJ Selmon International, LLC has started inbound support program for individuals or groups whom may desire to select educational purpose travel to Japan: Study Japanese and Culture