Students majoring in Japanese or Asian Studies are encouraged to consider study in Japan at some point in their Williams career–during one or both semesters of junior year, during the summer, or over winter study
Williams students have participated in a range of semester- and year-long programs in Japan. Students can participate in one of these pre-approved programs, or they can research and locate another program that fits their needs and apply to the Dean’s office to have it approved for study abroad credit.
Some students spend all or part of Winter study in Japan by submitting a proposal for a Winter independent study (WSP 99) that involves travel.
Students have received language credit for summer language courses in Japan or at intensive programs in the U.S.
These pages provides some basic information and a starting point. It is important that students interested in any of these options consult carefully with the department and the Dean’s Office starting at an early date, so that they can select a program tailored to their individual needs.
Grants and Fellowships to support Study Abroad in Japan
Linen Summer Grants for Study in Asia
Supported by an endowment for Asian Studies established by family and friends in memory of James A. Linen III, Class of 1934, the Department of Asian Studies offers a limited number of grants to assist Williams College undergraduates in traveling to Asia during the summer for educational purposes. For the purposes of these grants, “Asia” refers to South, Southeast, and East Asia, defined as those parts of the continent east of the Khyber Pass and south and east of the Tian Shan Mountains and the Gobi Desert.
The Linen Grant Selection Committee will give highest priority to funding proposals that contribute to developing a student’s scholarship in a serious and well-focused way. Proposals might include conducting research for an honor’s thesis; pursuing other kinds of independent research projects under the direction of a member of the Asian Studies faculty; or participating in an intensive language training program at the advanced or intermediate level. The application details will be posted in early February.
Critical Language Scholarship Program
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)
Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan
Blakemore Asian Language Fellowships
College Women’s Association of Japan – Undergraduate Scholarships for Non-Japanese Women — For non-Japanese women studying Japanese language, humanities and liberal arts.
CWAJ Scholarship NJW
Lion’s Garden Ikedayama #312
5-22-2 Higashi Gotanda
Tokyo 141 JAPAN
Foundation for Asia Pacific Education
More fellowships and grants are listed on AATJ site