JET program

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program seeks to enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The program aims to enhance foreign language education in Japan, and to promote international exchange at the local level through fostering ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth.

MEXT scholarship

The Japanese Government Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho or MEXT) sponsors the Monbukagakusho Scholarship to enable foreign students from 160 countries to study Japanese language and culture at the undergraduate level, to train in methods of teaching Japanese as a foreign language, and to research a broad range of topics at the graduate level in Japanese universities.

Fulbright Scholars

U.S. citizens at the senior or graduate level in any major are encouraged to apply for one year study abroad fellowships. One year English teaching assistantships in secondary schools are also available. For additional information, please contact

Rotary Ambassador

U.S. citizens, undergraduate and or graduate level students in any major are encouraged to apply for one year study abroad fellowships. April deadline.

Schillings Foreign Language Scholarships

$1,500 to Girl Scout Silver or Gold majoring or minoring in a foreign language. May 15 deadline.

Schillings Study Abroad

$1,000 to Girl Scout Silver or Gold for semester, year, or summer study abroad. May 15 deadline for summer, fall, or year-long study abroad programs, December 1 deadline for spring study abroad programs.

Additional scholarship and fellowship opportunities can be found at the following sites

Office of National Fellowships and Awards at SMU

Institute of International Education

For information on scholarships and fellowships, please contact Professor Hugley-Cook at