Undergraduate Study Abroad, Exchanges, Scholarships

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.


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.
  • Earlham College: A private university listing scholarships for undergraduate study abroad in  Japan (not Earlham student-specific).
  • GoAbroad.com:    A database listing organizations and programs that offer undergraduate summer, semester, or full-year study abroad programs in Japan.
  •  IIEPassport Study Abroad Directories:  A non-profit association offering a searchable database of study abroad programs for undergraduates.
  • 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.



  • 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.
  •  Fulbright:  The U.S. government listing of Fulbright scholarships provided to graduating college seniors.