The Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) is a student-led exchange program initiated in 1934 by university students concerned by the breakdown of bilateral relations prior to the Second World War. The JASC brings together Japanese and U.S. students who will study, work, live, and travel together while examining issues including immigration, identity, environmental initiatives, technology, and justice. No previous experience with the Japanese language is required. The 68th Japan-America Student Conference will take place in Japan from August 1 - August 24, 2016.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2015
The Korea-America Student Conference (KASC) is a student-led academic and cultural exchange program launched in 2008 to build closer ties between young leaders in both countries. Each year, an equal number of students from the U.S. and South Korea are competitively selected to spend one summer month together, studying and analyzing Korea-U.S. relations while visiting four diverse regions in the host country. No prior experience with the Korean language is needed. The 9th Korea-America Student Conference will take place in the U.S. from July 25 - August 15, 2016.
The South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI), sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, offers students intensive courses in twelve South Asian languages, including Hindi, Pashto, and Urdu. Participants earn 8 credits from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the equivalent of one year of language study.
Application Deadline: Applications are officially closed, but some courses may still have room. Contact SASLI for more information about specific courses.