USA students can apply YES Abroad program now – Dec 1st, 2015

Are you interested in studying abroad and becoming a ‘Youth Ambassador’ through the YES Abroad program?

Start an application for the 2016 – 2017 academic year by clicking HERE

The YES Abroad program is part of an international movement for peace through study abroad. To study abroad in the United States on the YES program, click here

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the YES Abroad program offers sixty-five full scholarships for American high school students to live with host families and study for one academic year in countries that include: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand, and Turkey.* The YES Abroad program is an innovative merit-based high school student exchange program between Americans and people from countries with significant Muslim populations.

To learn more about the program and our eligibility requirements, please visit

Applications for the 2016 – 2017 academic program year are due on December 1, 2015.

Learn more about the program by reading student stories and visiting our social media pages:

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to receiving your YES Abroad application!

Best Wishes,

The YES Abroad Team
800-237-4636 x 2151

Reminder – 9/30 deadline for 2015-2016 Kakehashi Project Application, OPEN TO ALL ASIAN AMERICAN STUDENTS over 18 years old in the US

  • Application Instructions and Deadlines

    PLEASE NOTE: You will not be able to save and resume this application once you have started. If you close the application before it has been submitted, your responses will not be recorded and you will need to start over.

    It is recommended that you compose and edit your written responses in a separate document and copy and paste them into this application. It is also advised that you gather your attachments (completedsupplemental application, copy of passport, and photo) prior to beginning this application.

    In addition to your responses on this form, a complete application will include:
    1. A completed and hand signed supplemental application.
    2. A current photo (taken within 3 months).
    3. 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.

    You will attach these files in Section 6 of this application.

    Trip 1: December 13-22, 2015
    Complete application due no later than 11:59pm EST, Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
    Copy of valid passport due no later than Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

    Trip 2: January 10-19, 2016
    Complete application due no later than 11:59pm EST, Wednesday, September 30, 2015
    Copy of valid passport due no later than Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    Trip 3: March 13-22, 2016
    Complete Application due no later than 11:59pm EST, Sunday, January 3, 2016
    Copy of valid passport due no later than Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

    If you are applying for more than one trip date, your completed application and copy of your passport will be due as of the deadlines for the earliest trip you are applying to.

Apply Now for JACL Washington, D.C. Fellowships!

Japanese American Citizen’s League (JACL) – JACL is currently accepting applications for the Daniel K. Inouye Fellowship and the Mike M. Masaoka Congressional Fellowship. Each paid fellowship will last for a period of one year and will be located in Washington, D.C.

The Daniel K. Inouye Fellow will work closely with the JACL Executive Director and national staff on a wide variety of projects, events, and programs. The Fellow will also work with a number of national Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations to monitor and staff key policy initiatives relevant to the greater Japanese American and AAPI communities.

The Mike M. Masaoka Congressional Fellowship is designed to develop leaders for public service, particularly at the national level, and provides Fellows the unique opportunity to be placed in a Congressional office where they gain firsthand knowledge of policy creation.

Completed applications (and letters of recommendation if required) must be emailed to by Friday, October 2, 2015. Click here for more information and to apply!

2015-2016 Kakehashi Project Applications Due Next Wednesday, September 30th!

A JACL Kakehashi Project group visits Kyoto in 2014.

Washington, D.C. – Applications for the December 13-22, 2015 and January 10-19, 2016 Kakehashi trips are due on Wednesday, September 30th!

Currently enrolled 18 to 25 year-old Japanese American and Asian American students are eligible (you do not need to be a JACL member to apply). Selected students will visit Japan on a 9-day trip sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In 2014, over 80 students traveled to Japan with the JACL Kakehashi Project, with groups visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, and Fukushima. Highlights included a tour of the Tokyo National Museum, a rice harvesting and onigiri making demonstration in the Japanese countryside, and a visit to the Imperial Palace.

Don’t miss your chance! Click here to apply to the 2015-2016 JACL Kakehashi Project today!Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 5.42.41 PM

Win $4,000 to Study Abroad

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The Contest is Now Open!

Could you use $4,000 for your study abroad trip? If you could, enter our 10th Annual Travel Video Contest! It’s simple to enter, if you’re a student studying outside of your home country you can submit a video about any trip you would like to take, and if you’re still living in your home country you can create a video about your proposed study abroad trip.

The deadline to enter is October 22, 2015, so start filming and send us your video!

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The Sakdoc Workshop for Female Documentary Filmmakers

Deadline:  25 September 2015
Open to: women filmmakers and producers from the Caucasus region
Venue: 19 – 20 October 2015 in Tbilisi, Georgia


Swedish filmmakers Karin Ekberg and Johanna Berhardson and Sakdoc Film, with the support of The Swedish Institute, organize a workshop for female documentary filmmakers from Caucasus. The workshop aims to empower female filmmakers in the beginning of their career and give them skills and confidence to reach an international level. The workshop also aims to raise an awareness of gender equality behind and in front of the camera, and a longterm change of attitudes.


The workshop will be help in the frame of Tbilisi International Documentary Film Festival (Cinedoc) and is open for semiprofessional female directors and producers from Caucasus with a documentary film project on development stage. Working language of the workshop is English. All participants must be able to communicate in English and visuals for the application need English subtitles


Participation is free of charge. Organizers will cover accommodation, coffee breaks and lunches of selected participants.


Please submit the following documents:

  1. Synopsis of your documentary film project
  2. Treatment of your documentary film project
  3. Director´s note of your documentary film project
  4. Bio/filmography of the director/producer
  5. Visual materials (research photos/research film material/trailer). Please note that some visual materials, at least research photos MUST be included.

​All the requested information should be saved as ONE single PDF file and attached with your application form, also saved as a PDF and e-mailed to the following address:, together with links and passwords of visual (subtitled) material on vimeo or youtube. The deadline is September 25, 2015.

Important note! Only applications that include filled application form and all the annexes will be considered. Below you can find additional information about the workshop.

If you have any questions, write to:

The official web-page.