Upcoming EASC Applications: Funding & Study Abroad Opportunities

USC East Asian Studies Center is now accepting applications for the Summer 2017 & Academic Year 2017-18 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, ACE-Nikaido Fellowship and Summer 2017 Global East Asia as PwP program. Students from all majors and USC schools are eligible to apply.


Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Open to undergraduate and graduate students
Deadline to Apply: Friday, February 10, 2017

FLAS fellowships are provided by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for undergraduate and graduate study of Mandarin Chinese, Japanese or Korean and East Asian area studies. The purpose of the program is to enrich the nation’s pool of area and international specialists. Summer 2017 awards for intensive modern language programs are $7500. Academic Year 2017-2018 awards for study at USC, abroad, or both are $15,000 for undergraduate students and $23,000 for graduate students.

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ACE-Nikaido Fellowship

Open to graduate students only
Deadline to Apply: Friday, February 10, 2017

The Association for Japan-U.S. Community Exchange (ACE) – Nikaido Fellowship provides stipends of up to $5,000 to awarded graduate students, depending on the proposed course of study. The purpose of the award is to advance understanding of Japan and/or US-Japan relations. Most awards are given in smaller increments based on proposed project. The award may be used for research, Japanese language training or Japanese area studies.

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EASC 360: Global East Asia as PwP

Open to undergraduate students only
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

INFORMATION SESSION: Monday, February 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm in SOS B40 | RSVP
Global East Asia is an upper-division research course (EASC 360) and summer study abroad program for USC undergraduate students, made possible by EASC and the USC Dornsife Problems without Passports (PwP) program. This four-week intensive program gives students the opportunity to live, study and travel between USC and either China or Japan for two weeks in each country. Students from all majors, schools and language backgrounds are eligible to apply and experience East Asia in a unique way.

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For more information about USC East Asian Studies Center and other funding opportunities, please email easc@usc.edu.

Jenny Vazquez-Akim

Author Jenny Vazquez-Akim

Jenny is the Director of Student Engagement and Career Connections in the Viterbi Admission & Student Affairs Division. Jenny manages many of the undergraduate student life programs at Viterbi, as well as the services and programs that connect all Viterbi students with their post-graduate plans. Jenny holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from USC, a Master’s in Public Administration from NYU, and a Doctorate in Education from UCLA.

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