The resources below are divided into three categories:

  1. Non-profit exchange organizations – these are organizations that facilitate and promote outbound undergraduate exchange/study abroad programs to Japan of varying lengths to allow American students in-depth exposure to Japanese education, culture, and society;
  2. Databases/links on undergraduate exchange – these include non-profit associations, government and databases that offer lists or databases of undergraduate exchange/study abroad programs; and
  3. Scholarships.

CULCON provides this list as an informational resource only; inclusion on this list is neither an endorsement nor a recommendation of any specific organization or program.

 

Non-profit exchange organizations (facilitate their own programs):

  • CIEE Study Abroad:   A non-profit exchange organization offering summer, semester, or full-year study abroad and homestay options for undergraduates.
    (http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/japan/tokyo)

 

Databases/links on undergraduate exchanges:

  • American Association of Teachers of Japanese: A non-profit association listing undergraduate summer, semester, or full-year study abroad programs.  Includes information on homestay options, Japanese language requirements, and cultural opportunities.  Also provides links to scholarship opportunities and a list of Japanese universities.
    (http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad)
  • Earlham College: A private university listing scholarships for undergraduate study abroad in  Japan (not Earlham student-specific).
    (http://japanstudy.earlham.edu/study-japan/scholarships)
  • GoAbroad.com:    A database listing organizations and programs that offer undergraduate summer, semester, or full-year study abroad programs in Japan.
    (http://www.goabroad.com/study-abroad/search/japan/study-abroad-1.)
  •  IIEPassport Study Abroad Directories:  A non-profit association offering a searchable database of study abroad programs for undergraduates.
    (http://iiepassport.org/SearchResult.asp?scho=&country=1240&region=1141)
  • National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS):   A non-profit association listing university programs for study abroad in Japan, language study, U.S. universities in Japan, and scholarships.
    (http://www.us-japan.org/resources/usjapanlinks/education/fellowships.html#student)
  • Study Japan: A Japanese government initiative listing long-term and short-term study opportunities in Japan, both Japanese- and English-language programs.
    (http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0305e.html)
  • U.S. Embassy in Japan:  The U.S. government’s official mission in Japan offering a comprehensive listing of opportunities for undergraduate students, for junior year abroad, short-term programs, and summer programs in Japan. Includes a listing of American universities which have campuses in Japan, and where to find more information on study abroad and financial aid opportunities.
    (https://jp.usembassy.gov/)

 

Scholarships:

 

  • American Association of Teachers of Japanese: A non-profit association offering “Bridging Scholarships” to American undergraduate students studying abroad in Japan for a semester or year to offset travel and living expenses.
    (http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/japan-bridging-scholarships)
  • Boren Scholarships: U.S. government initiative offering scholarships for students seeking to study abroad and planning a U.S. government-focused career.
    (http://www.borenawards.org/apply_now.html)
  •  Fulbright:  The U.S. government listing of Fulbright scholarships provided to graduating college seniors.
    (http://fulbright.state.gov/programs.html#students) 
  • Study Japan: A Japanese government initiative offering Japanese government scholarships for undergraduates studying abroad in Japan.
    (http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0302e.html)
  • US-Japan Institute: A non-profit research and education organization offering assistance for undergraduates.
    (http://www.usji.org/english&shared/educ-e.htm)