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Kakehashi Project Application

Kakehashi Project (Bridge to Tomorrow) Application
Instructions:

Successful applicants will participate in a two-step application process.

Step One:

Download the application form (PDF).

  • Fill out the form and submit it with the other application materials electronically to nfhope@ku.edu.
  • Alternatively, submit two copies of the form and other materials in hard copy to the Center for East Asian Studies (address below).


Application deadline is 5:00 pm on Friday, March 21, 2014.
You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Please submit

  • Program application form (download link above, more information below)
  • Statement of purpose (more information below)
  • Record of academic performance (This does NOT have to be an official transcript.)
     
  • Ask two of your instructors to write a reference on your behalf using the reference form below.
  • They should fill it out and email it to nfhope@ku.edu or fax it to 785-864-5034 by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 21, 2014.
  • These references should address your academic ability as well as any other relevant information.

Download Kakehashi Project Reference Form (PDF)

Statement of purpose:

  • Write a one page statement (double spaced, about 250 words) explaining how participating in the Kakehashi Project would further your personal and academic goals.
  • Please describe your background, including any experiences that have led to your interest in Japan.
  • Please also include any thoughts on what sort of presentation you could make to students in an elementary or secondary school following your Kakehashi experience that might benefit your personal and/or professional growth.

Email all application materials to nfhope@ku.edu
OR submit two hard copies to:

Center for East Asian Studies
Bailey Hall, Room 201
1440 Jayhawk Blvd
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045-7574

785-864-3849

Step Two:

Students selected as finalists will be invited to come to the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas for a brief interview with the Kakehashi selection committee during the week of March 31st.

 


SWCAS & MCAA Joint Conference, 2014

CEAS will host a joint conference of the Southwest Conference of Asian Studies (SWCAS) &
the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) in Lawrence, KS on October 3-5, 2014

Please click here for more information.

Panel and Individual Paper Proposal Deadline:     June 15, 2014
 

Program Chair: J. Megan Greene, mgreene@ku.edu

New CEAS Study Abroad Program

The University of Kansas recently participated in the Kakehashi Project-Bridge for Tomorrow, a 10-day study abroad trip to Japan for 23 students from Kansas universities. In the 2014-15 school year CEAS will host a group of students from Japan.

Recent grads: Here's a job posting for a Media Relations Coordinator at the Consulate General of Japan in Chicago. Good working knowledge of Japanese is a preferred qualification.
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