Study Abroad

Kakehashi Project Application

Twenty-three student participants will be selected on a rolling basis beginning in early November 2015. Applications will be accepted through November 30th.

Want to learn more? Contact Shannon Quinn at

To participate in the Kakehashi Project you must:

  • Be an enrolled UW student, and able to take the three credit “Encountering Japan” class (on Mondays from 4:30-5:20 pm) during winter quarter.
  • Be at least 18 years old by March 14, 2016.
  • Be a US citizen or green card holder (special stipulations for green card holders apply).
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Be a JSIS major or a student in another major who has demonstrated interest in Japan.
  • Never have traveled to Japan before.
  • Have no outstanding or previous student conduct infractions on your record.
  • Have a passport valid for at least six months past March 22, 2016.
  • Adhere to the UW Study Abroad and Kakehashi standards of conduct.
  • Purchase UW Study Abroad insurance to cover the ten days you’ll spend in Japan.
  • Take part in outreach on your return—instructing Seattle students about some aspect of Japanese culture that you learned through your study program.

Click here to apply!

Kakehashi Project