Japanese Foreign Language Acquisition Grant (FLAG)

The Japanese Foreign Language Acquisition Grant (FLAG) offers awards of $3,000 to defray the costs of advanced Japanese language study in Japan during the summer.  Grants can be used at any accredited summer intensive Japanese language study program in Japan.  Study programs must be at least eight weeks in duration of intensive language study (at least 15 hours/week).

Two awards each academic year are provided by the Committee on Japanese Studies at the Center for East Asian Studies.

Eligibility and Deadline

Eligible students are those registered at the University of Chicago for the spring quarter before the summer they go abroad and will be registered the following fall quarter.  Applicants must have completed or tested out of Japanese 203 by the program start date.

Application Deadline is February 12, 2016.  Students should apply for a Japan FLAG grant through the Study Abroad Office.