Columbia University-Japan Study Tour is Announced

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Office of Global Programs announced the Columbia University-Japan Study Tour, a one-time opportunity for undergraduates to participate in a fully-funded ten-day study tour in Japan from Sunday, May 17-Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

The Columbia University-Japan Study Tour was established when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe visited Columbia University in September 2014 and expressed his wish to extend an invitation to 50 Columbia University students to visit Japan. The aim of the Study Tour is to heighten foreign interest in Japan, cultivate Japanese Studies within American academia and enhance international understanding of Japanese culture. Fellowships will be awarded to 50 undergraduates who will utilize the knowledge, experience and networks gained from the Study Tour to promote bilateral relations between the United States and Japan.

The 9-night, 10-day tour will be based in Tokyo and will feature an overnight trip to Kyoto. Each fellowship will include roundtrip airfare from New York, accommodation, three meals per day and fees for all group activities throughout the entirety of the ten days.

Applications are due Monday, March 9, 2015. For more information on the Columbia University-Japan Study Tour, please visit the Office of Global Programs website.