Funding – Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

Who:

What:

  • Bridging Project – a program that actively recruits students twice a year to apply for study abroad programs in Japan.  The goal is to introduce cross-cultural relationships and spark an interest in Japan. You can either spend a year or just a semester there at a Japanese University.  It looks like you choose your program and they help with travel/living if you win.  You have to submit a report within 60 days of the program’s ending to the foundation about your experience.

Who Can Apply?: American Undergraduates interested in Japan and currently enrolled in a US university.  Japanese language study is not a pre-requisite – any major can apply. The study abroad program you choose must transfer the credits back to the US university (be part of your major). SUMMER PROGRAMS ARE NOT INCLUDED.  

How Much?: Approximately 100 scholarships for a total of $350,000. $2500 for semester-programs and $4000 for year-long programs. Intended to help with “travel and living expenses”

Paperwork:

  • Application (on the website)
  • Short Essay (up to 500 wrds)
  • Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation

Where to find out more: Link

 

SIT Study Abroad & SIT Graduate Institute

SIT Study Abroad & SIT Graduate Institute

Host(s)

  • World Learning:

“{A] nonprofit organization advancing leadership in more than 60 countries. . . . Founded in 1932 as The Experiment in International Living, the organization that would later become World Learning was inspired by Dr. Donald Watt’s simple idea to improve understanding across cultures and nations by sending US students abroad to expand their worldviews.  Watt, a former personnel director at Syracuse University, believed that instead of seeing themselves and their foreign peers as belonging to separate “categories,” these young Americans could “walk across differences,” build friendships, and lead the way to mutual understanding and respect between cultures and countries. . . . World Learning is on the ground in developing countries worldwide, working with AIDS orphans, trafficked children, women’s groups, and others, to build local capacity for change. The Experiment in International Living remains a key program within World Learning’s platform, and offers immersive cross-cultural exchanges to high school students. Today, SIT Graduate Institute offers a robust set of graduate and continuing education programs designed to meet the pressing need for trained professionals with the skills to address global issues.”

 

Countries:

University of Florida: UF in Botswana

University of Florida:

UF in Botswana

Host(s)

  • University of Florida
  • Center for African Studies
  • University of Botswana

Countries:

University of Colorado Boulder: Global Seminar in Cross-Cultural Management

University of Colorado Boulder

Global Seminar in Cross-Cultural Management

Host(s)

  • University of Colorado Boulder

Countries:

Michigan State University: German Language and Culture in Mayen

Michigan State University

German Language and Culture in Mayen

Host(s)

  • Michigan State University 
  • Dept. of Linguistics
  • Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Language
  • College of Arts and Languages

Countries:

Michigan State University: Music, Art, And Language in Bregenz

 

Music, Art, and Language in Bregenz

Host(s)

  • Michigan State University 
  • College of Arts and Letters
  • Dep’t. of Art and Art History
  • Center for Integrative Studies in Arts and Arts Humanities

Countries:

Michigan State University: Studies in Antarctic System Science

Michigan State University

Studies in Antarctic System Science

Host(s)

  • Michigan State University 
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences
  • College of Natural Science

Countries:

Michigan State University: Maya Culture History Fieldschool in Belize

Michigan State University

Maya Culture History Fieldschool in Belize:

Caves Branch Archaeological Survey (CBAS) Project

Host(s)

  • Michigan State University 
  • Dep’t. of Anthropology
  • College of Social Science

Countries:

University of Pittsburgh: Engineering for a Better Environment–Brazil

University of Pittsburgh

Engineering for a Better Environment-Brazil

  • Swanson School of Engineering
  • Engineering International Programs

Countries:

University of Pittsburgh: Global Justice?

University of Pittsburgh

Global Justice?

Host(s)

  • Panther Programs Abroad
  • Global Studies Center
  • Institute for Co-existence Studies
  • Intercultural Mediation Institute
  • International Network City for the Culture of Peace

Countries: