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  • Locations: Multiple Locations, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Columbia applicants only
Columbia Dates & Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline/Columbia Clearance Deadline Decision Date & Deadline Note Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 04/01/2018 04/01/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Fellowship Program Program Advisor: Jodi Zaffino:, Robin Leephaibul:, Scott Carpenter:
Eligibility - Home School: Columbia College Summer Program: Approved Summer Program, Columbia Summer Program, Summer Petition
Discipline: Foreign Language Learning Eligibility - Class Year: First Year, Junior, Sophomore
Program Description:
Columbia College is pleased to announce the establishment of the Nobuhisa and Marcia  Ishizuka Global Fellowship in East Asian Studies.  This generous grant, provided by Mr. and Mrs. Ishizuka has been created to provide funding assistance for students on financial aid who wish to study abroad during the summer in Asia.  Preference shall be given first to students engaged in the study of Japanese language and culture and second, to students engaged in the study of other East Asian languages and cultures, but whose research and interests include Japan.

Eligibility: Applicants should be a current Columbia College students in good standing with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (graduating seniors are not eligible). Applicants should also meet the criteria set forth in the grant’s terms; specifically, be planning to study Japanese language and culture over the summer on an approved Columbia program in Japan or to be engaged in the study of other East Asian languages and cultures, but whose research and interests include Japan.

To Apply: Click on 'Start an Application' below, where you will be prompted to include/upload the following:

1) A statement of purpose that explains the applicant’s interest in Japanese language and culture and how the study abroad program will enhance her or his intellectual, professional, and personal development.

2) A current transcript

3) One letter of recommendation, preferably from a professor who can speak to the applicant’s commitment to Japanese language and cultural studies.

For further questions about the fellowship and the application process please contact the Office of Global Programs Fellowships team (see here). For information about eligible summer study abroad programs for this fellowship, please contact the OGP Study Abroad team (see here).