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Application Checklist:

A completed application consists of the following items:

  1. Completed application
  2. Completed supplemental application submitted in pdf form
  3. Hand signed Letter of Understanding in pdf form
  4. A current photo (taken within 3 months)
  5. A copy of your valid passport. If you do not have a valid passport at this time, you may submit this application without it and still be considered, but you must submit a copy of your passport no later than the dates listed below for each trip. It is highly recommended that you apply for a passport as soon as possible since it may take up to 6 weeks for routine processing. If you do not submit this information by the stated deadline, you will not be able to attend the trip.

Requirements:

Here are the requirements to be eligible to apply for the Kakehashi Project:

– Japanese/Japanese American or Asian American

– Currently enrolled in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, or young professionals who have an undergraduate or graduate degree.

– Must be at least 18 years old at the time of application and no older than 25 on the day they intend to depart for Japan.

-Japanese nationals, or Japanese passport holders, are restricted from applying, including those with dual citizenship

-Participants are required to participate in a series of webinars that will posted on this website. 

-You do not need to be a JACL member to be eligible.

*Please be sure to review the JICE Application Guidelines, found here..

The application can be found here.

Apply to be a supervisor

Fill out this form by September 30th and send it to policy@jacl.org or japanprogram@jacl.org.

Deadlines:

Trip 1: December 13-21, 2017 
Application Deadline: October 9, 2017 
Copy of Passport Deadline: October 31, 2017
Selection Notification: First week of November

Trip 2: March 12-20, 2018 
Application Deadline: January 2, 2018
Copy of Passport Deadline: January 26, 2018
Selection Notification: Early February 2018

*Applicants will be notified of their decision by selection dates through their email.

Some domestic US travel for the Kakehashi program is provided by Southwest Airlines.

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