Application Deadline: November 3, 2020
Application form available at bottom of page.
Applicants will be notified of status by November 10, 2020
Tayō-sei is a virtual Japanese language and culture seminar series for Black and LatinX college students at schools across the four states served by the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association Southeast (JETAASE): Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
The free course provides an opportunity for students underrepresented in studying or working abroad in Japan, specifically for those from LatinX backgrounds and students of color, to develop an interest in studying and living abroad in Japan among this cohort. This course will give them the opportunity to consider Japan as an option in the trajectory of their lives.
We’re looking for students who:
- Have a passion for global languages and cultures
- Are interested in Japan, but have not taken any Japanese language classes or travelled to Japan
- Identify as a student of color or have a Latinx background
- Are enrolled in a U.S. university (especially community college or historically black colleges and universities)
Preference will be given to students who have not taken Japanese classes or traveled to Japan, who attend historically black colleges and universities, who are first generation college students, and who are community college students.
This program is completely free and funded by a grant from the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.
Recognition of Completion:
At the end of the series, JETAASE and USJETAA will award students a certificate of completion. Each student will be mailed a printed certificate and a small assortment of Japanese sweets. To receive the final recognition, students must attend 3 of the 4 required classes and submit the final survey.
- There will be four sessions total.
- The first three sessions will each have a different guest speaker and a Japanese lesson.
- The final session will be a final wrap reflection on what you've learning and providing resources on pursuing Japanese language, study abroad, or work after college.