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Japan Travel Program for US Future Leaders


Proposal deadlineClosed.
Funding opportunityIndividual funding
BenefitsProgram Expenses

This program brought US graduate students of international affairs to Japan for a study tour. Participants acquired firsthand knowledge of Japan through the program. This program was a collaboration between CGP and the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.
This program was conducted from 2009 to 2014.


Potential applicants must fulfill the following conditions:

  • United States citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Full-time first-year student at an APSIA full member school, and pursuing a Masters degree or an equivalent level of combined degree program both at the time of nomination in February/March, and during the travel in August. Students graduating Spring/Summer 2014 are not eligible for the 2014 Program.
  • Demonstrate a serious interest in acquiring additional knowledge about Japan and its role in the international arena
  • Willingness and ability to take the time to plan the schedule and make appointments for the self-organized research day with support from CGP staff

Application Process

The following documents are required:

  • Nomination Cover Sheet
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • A letter of recommendation from former work supervisor or a professor
  • Sealed transcript from current university
  • Sealed transcript(s) from previously attended universities
  • Statement of purpose (Please refer to the application materials at your institution’s Career Services department for the prompt).

The selection process includes nomination by your home institution and a final selection process carried out by APSIA and CGP.
The application is released annually to your institution’s Career Services department in January, please contact them for more information about the application process.

Program Participants