The goal of the Bridging Project is to promote study abroad in Japan by larger numbers of American undergraduate students. The scholarship program is administered by the Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ), a professional organization of educators in Japanese language, literature and culture.Bridging Scholarships are awarded twice a year. The deadlines are:
- Early April for fall semester study in Japan
- Early October for spring semester study in Japan
Winners will receive awards of up to $4,000 to assist with their living expenses while they study in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Each recipient is expected to send a brief report about his or her study in Japan to the ATJ office within 60 days of returning from abroad.
Bridging Scholars hail from a variety of schools--public and private, large universities and small colleges. Their majors range from computer science to fine arts, but they share a common interest in Japan, its language and culture.
For details about the application process and past recipients, click here. Contact the OIP Director for assistance with study abroad scholarship applications.