Hi Comrades,


I wanted to pass the word on about this excellent educational opportunity with Stanford.

It is:

  • ·        open to HS sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • ·        free, with online coursework
  • ·        rewarded with Stanford credits


Read more below, and please share with educators, activists, and young people.


Be well,


Dear Students, Educators, and Friends:

Please circulate the following announcement to all high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who might be interested in participating in an online course offered through Stanford University. The Reischauer Scholars Program is ideal for students who not only want to learn about Japan and U.S.-Japan relations, but also wish to interact with diverse students from across the United States, experience a new challenge, and realize a different global perspective.

The 2013 Reischauer Scholars Program is currently accepting applications, and we encourage all eligible high school students to apply. I would greatly appreciate your support with spreading the word to all potential RSP applicants.


Naomi Funahashi

SPICE, Stanford University


The Reischauer Scholars Program (RSP) is an online course for high school students sponsored by the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) at Stanford University. Named in honor of former Ambassador to Japan Edwin O. Reischauer, the RSP annually selects 25–30 exceptional high school students from throughout the United States to engage in an intensive study of Japan. Selected students will participate in this online course on Japan from February to June 2013.

Currently entering its tenth year, the RSP presents a creative and innovative approach to teaching high school students about Japan and U.S–Japan relations. This online program provides American students with unique opportunities to interact with top scholars and diplomats, and introduces both American and Japanese perspectives on many historical and contemporary issues.

Students will be introduced to a broad overview of Japanese history, literature, religion, art, politics, economics, and contemporary society, with a special focus on the U.S.–Japan relationship. Ambassadors, top scholars, and experts throughout the United States and Japan provide online lectures and engage students in live discussion sessions. Students who successfully complete the course will earn Stanford Continuing Studies Program (CSP) credit and a Certificate of Completion from SPICE, Stanford University. The RSP will equip participants with a rare degree of expertise about Japan that may have a significant impact on their choice of study and future career. Students do not need to know the Japanese language to participate in this course, and there are no student fees.

The 2013 Reischauer Scholars Program is currently accepting applications from all current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors (Classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015) in the United States.

For more information and to download the 2013 Reischauer Scholars Program application, please visit http://reischauerscholars.org. The application deadline for the 2013 RSP is October 10, 2012. All applications must be postmarked by this date.

Thank you for your interest in the RSP. Please contact Naomi Funahashi, RSP Manager and Instructor, at nfunahashi@stanford.edu with any questions.

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