Scholarship Information: ALLEX Foundation

Scholarships Available to Study Intensive Chinese or Japanese at Washington University in St. Louis this Summer with the ALLEX Foundation

Study Chinese or Japanese:

The WUSTL-ALLEX Intensive Chinese and Japanese Institute will offer intensive beginning level classes in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese at Washington University in St. Louis for seven weeks this summer. Each class meets for 2 hours per day, 5 days a week for 7 weeks. The course is intensive and requires 3-5 hours of mandatory self-managed study per day.

This program is designed to train students to speak and listen to Chinese or Japanese, and to introduce students to reading and writing the language. At the end of the course students will be expected to perform in all four skills—speaking, listening, reading and writing—at a basic level of proficiency.

Students will not only learn to speak the language; they will also develop an understanding of Chinese or Japanese interpersonal behavior. The ultimate goal is to teach students not just to speak Chinese or Japanese, but to function successfully in Chinese or Japanese culture—to present themselves as an intelligent person in the culture using the language.

Students will learn to speak and perform correctly in a variety of social situations.

*Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors, college students, and college graduates. Apply via the ALLEX webpage :

**Rising high school sophomores and juniors may be eligible for admission on a case-by-case basis but no financial aid is available. Apply through the WUSTL Early College Scholars Program.

Alliance for Language Learning and Educational Exchange
PH: 978-401-0085

Scholarship Information: Yidan Endowed Fund – February

Dear Colleagues,
I am excited to announce a new summer funding opportunity for students interested in Asia. The Yidan Endowed Fund for Transformative Learning Opportunities for the Study of Asia supports high impact experiential immersion in Asian studies and cultures.The Chen Yidan Foundation takes a broad view in its educational philosophy, in which educational choice and the development of different skill sets is paramount. The Foundation wants to enable students to follow their intellectual passions and to develop a wide range of different skill sets to further their understanding of Asia.Examples of high-impact experiential immersion supported by the fund include, but are not limited to:

  • International internships (PCIP)
  • Summer undergraduate research (SURP)
  • Intensive language training (either domestically or internationally)
  • Apprenticeships
  • Master classes
  • Community engagement opportunities
  • Trainings and high-quality workshops (for example, for students in the performing or visual arts)

Applications and deadlines:

  • International Internships: students apply via International PCIP by February 10.
  • Summer Research: students apply for SURP funding by February 21. NOTE: SURP students may apply for additional funding to support international research.
  • All other opportunities: students should complete the Yidan Summer Funding Application by February 28.

For more information and for application instructions, please visit write to Anne Dwyer ( with additional questions or concerns.Anne DwyerAssociate Dean of the CollegeCurriculum and International InitiativesNEW OPPORTUNITY!! The Yidan Endowed 

Tokyo (ICU) Study Abroad Info Session – Jan. 29th

[ ICU Study Abroad Info Session ]
Wednesday, Jan. 29th, 12pm
Office of Study Abroad (behind Oldenborg Center)

This is an opportunity to learn about the study abroad program with International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo. The university is a nice mixture of Japanese and American cultures and offers good Japanese language courses. As an ICU alum, I highly recommend the study abroad program.

An alum of the study abroad program will be there to share his experience. Be sure to visit the session if you’re interested!