New from Globalize DC: 
September 16, 2019

Happy New (School) Year! Again this year Globalize DC will be sending out Global Alerts to share (mostly) fully funded global education and study abroad opportunities open to DC public school students, educators, and schools. We hope you will take advantage! The next few months will be the busy season for some of the most exciting programs available, many funded by the US government. These are life-changers! Please take a look - and pass this information along to any students who might be interested or could benefit. We also have a few other cool program opportunities for schools and families.  

Anyone can sign up for this free Global Alert, so please share within your networks!
Sally Schwartz, Executive Director 

T ABLE FOR TWO - Change the World with Onigiri - #Onigiri Action
Program Dates: Oct 7 - Nov 20, 2019
TABLE FOR TWO (TBT), a global nonprofit with roots in Japan, addresses the related issues of hunger and obesity through a unique "meal-sharing" program that connects healthy eating with food donations to children in need. This fall, TFT will once again sponsor their World Food Day campaign called #OnigiriAction. Schools are encouraged to take part in this fun, educational, and yummy service activity, featuring the popular Japanese food "onigiri" (rice ball). Students make, decorate, and eat rice balls, and then post pictures of their onigiri enjoyment on the TFT website. Each onigiri photo post brings 5 school meals to children in need. This is a great classroom or school-wide activity that integrates health, culture, art, and community service.
For further information, go to to download their Getting Started Guide. Questions? Email 
JET Ambassadors Program (Classroom visits)
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, sponsored by the Japanese government, brings young American college graduates to Japan to teach English in Japanese schools as teaching assistants. The JET Ambassadors Program arranges for local JET alumni to visit interested school classrooms and share their personal experiences from Japan. These are young adults who provide interactive presentations on topics ranging from school life in Japan and geography to Japanese culture, food, and others.
Teachers can find more information and request a classroom visit here. For other questions, email

SPICE: Reischauer Scholars Program (RSP)
Program Dates: Feb-June, 2020
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2019
This is a highly prestigious online course for high school students offered by Stanford University's Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). Th e RSP will select 25-30 exceptional students from across the US to engage in intensive study of Japan, with a special focus on the US-Japan relationship. Students hear from experts in the field, and interact with Japanese high school students. Students must attend 10 "virtual classes," complete weekly assignments, an independent research project, and community presentations. Those who complete the course will earn Stanford Continuing Studies Program (CSP) credit and a Certificate of Completion from SPICE, Stanford University. Tuition is $400, but tuition waivers are available.
For more information and to apply, visit the RSP website.
SPICE: China Scholars Program (CSP) and Sejong Korean Scholars Program (SKSP)
Program Dates: Feb - June, 2020
Korea Application Deadline: Oct 4, 2019
China Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2019
In addition to Japan, Stanford University's Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) now offers intensive online courses on China and Korea, open to high school students across the US. Designed as college-level introductions to East Asia, these courses allow serious students to engage in guided study of China or Korea directly with leading scholars, former diplomats, and other experts. Tuition for the China and Korea programs is $1,000, but financial aid is available. 
Use these links to read about the China Scholars Program and the Sejong Korean Scholars Program. Find applications to the China, Korea, and Japan programs at  
National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)
Program Dates: Summer 2020 and 2020-21 School Year
Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2019
This is a HUGE opportunity for high school students who want to stand out in the crowd!! The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is the US State Department funded program which provides American high school students with opportunities to study less commonly taught critical languages in overseas academic settings for free. Full merit-based scholarships are available to study overseas for summer (6-8 weeks long) and academic year programs in Arabic,  Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish. School-year (including gap year) programs are also available. NSLI-Y Scholars participate in intensive language classes, home stays, cultural experiences, and volunteer projects. These are EXCELLENT opportunities for students to get started on learning a critical language that will be extremely useful in their future college and career plans. Applicants must be US citizens, with at least a 2.5 GPA, and 15-18 years of age at the start of the program. Previous language study is not required.
For more information and to apply, go to Questions? Contact American Councils at 1-866-790-2086 or
Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program
Program Dates: 2020-21 School Year 
Application Deadline: Dec 3, 2019
The Kennedy-Lugar YES Abroad Program, sponsored by the US State Department, offers American high school students and recent graduates full merit-based scholarships to live and study for one academic year in countries of strategic importance. For SY2020-21, students may live in one of the following countries: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco, North Macedonia, the Philippines, Senegal, Thailand, and Turkey. The program includes home stay and high school experiences that are intended to increase mutual understanding between American youth and young people abroad, and to deepen appreciation for religious diversity. Participants also gain valuable immersion in a less commonly taught language. Applicants must be US citizens, 15-18 years of age, and high school students at the time of application.
For additional information and to apply online, go to Questions? Contact or 800-237-4636 x2151.
High School Diplomats (HSD US)
Program Dates: July 22-Aug 2, 2020
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2020
HSD US is a fully funded 10-day summer program at Princeton University that provides 40 American students the opportunity to engage in academic and social pursuits, and forge lifelong friendships with 40 Japanese students of the same age. During the program on the Princeton campus, each American student is paired with a Japanese roommate. Only high school sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply. Those American students who successfully complete HSD US are eligible to apply for a full scholarship to travel to Japan for a month the following summer.
To learn more and to apply online, go to
Experiment Leadership Institute - India
Program Dates: June 30-Aug 3, 2020
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2020
World Learning's Experiment Leadership Institute is a highly competitive, fully funded program for high school students with demonstrated interest in intercultural leadership, global issues, and civic engagement. The Summer 2020 Leadership institute, India: Community Development and Public Health, is open to rising seniors who are 16-18 years of age at the time of the program. The program consists of a 4-day leadership seminar in DC, four weeks in India, concluding with 4 days of project planning sessions in Brattleboro, Vermont at the School for International Training (SIT) campus. A follow-up student project is required. In India, in addition to cultural exposure, the program will focus on leadership development, with in-depth discussions on public health, human rights, and social change. Fifteen (15) full scholarships are available. 
For more information and to apply, click here.

If you have questions or wish to pass along other global opportunities to us so that we can share with others, please contact:

Sally Schwartz
Executive Director, Globalize DC

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