Eligibility & How to Apply

Eligibility & How to Apply

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Cost of Participation

The Building the TOMODACHI Generation program will cover the cost of the student’s flight to and from Washington, D.C., basic traveler’s insurance, lodging, food, and transportation around Washington. Each student will share a room with one other student in a hotel conveniently located near The Washington Center. Participants need to bring personal spending money. They should plan to spend approximately $50 USD per week on snacks, personal items and entertainment.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students (freshmen or sophomores preferred) at one of the U.S.-Japan Institute’s nine consortium universities:

-Doshisha University
-Keio University
-Kyoto University
-Kyushu University
-Ritsumeikan University

-Sophia University

-The University of Tokyo
-Tsukuba University
-Waseda University

  • Students from all majors may apply.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in the university during the program. Applicants who will be study-abroad students during the time of the program are not eligible.
  • Demonstrated desire to contribute to reconstruction of the Tohoku region is a must.
  • Applicants must have Japanese citizenship.
  • Applicants must have a current passport.

Program Dates

February 17, 2018 - March 5, 2018


How to Apply

Documents to submit:


  • Program Application/Statement of Purpose in English (mandatory, format 1)
  • English Resume or C.V. (mandatory, free format, size A4)
  • Recommendations (optional, especially if the recommendations show the applicant’s connection to relief efforts in Tohoku, free format, size A4)

*Interested candidates must consult with their campus liaison for details and deadlines.

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