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SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

- Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan
http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/japan-bridging-scholarships
Scholarships for American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan

- Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
http://asia.isp.msu.edu/academics/fellowships-scholarships/flas/
Academic scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students who are studying language and culture in Asian countries.

- S.C. Lee Awards: S.C. Lee Scholarship & S.C. Lee Best Paper Competition
http://asia.isp.msu.edu/academics/fellowships-scholarships/sc-lee-awards/
Scholarships for undergraduate students who have made outstanding accomplishments in Asian studies and are pursuing or planning to pursue a program that includes Asian studies.

- MEXT Scholarships
http://www.detroit.us.emb-japan.go.jp/en/culture/mext.htm
Scholarships provided by the Japanese Government's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

- Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study
https://gs.columbia.edu/blakemore-freeman-fellowships-advanced-asian-language-study
Awarded for one year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs.

 - The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Japanese (intermediate and advanced levels)
http://www.clscholarship.org/languages/japanese
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

- Boren Scholarships
https://www.borenawards.org/scholarships/program-basics/boren-scholarship-basics
Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
 

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS

- The JET (Japan Exchange & Teaching) Program
https://jetprogramusa.org
Teaching exchange program managed by the Japanese government.

- The University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program in Kashiwa
http://www.ilo.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/summer_en
Hands on research internship opportunities in natural sciences and social sciences. Provides a scholarship and accommodations.

- Boston Career Forum
http://www.careerforum.net/event/bos/?lang=E
Career site for Japanese-English Bilinguals

 

OTHER

- Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
http://www.jlpt.jp/e/index.html
A standard test to measure and certify the Japanese-language proficiency

- Japanese National Honor Society-College Chapter (JNHS-CC)
http://www.aatj.org/jnhs-cc
Read the qualifications on the JNHS-CC web site and, if you are qualified and wish to be nominated for induction, contact the MSU sponsor two months before your graduation date: Prof. Ryu <catherineryu2010@gmail.com> for SS 17 graduation, and Prof. Endo <endo@msu.edu> in other semesters.

- MSU Japan Club
Website: https://msu.edu/~japan/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/284923838375774/
E-mail: japan@msu.edu
Student organization officially registered with MSU. Check out the Conversation Hour and other events.

- MSU Japanese Language Club
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MSUJLPT/
Two groups of students (N1/N2 levels and N3/N4/N5 levels) meet and study Japanese using JLPT materials, online resources, etc.