Exchange Application Process
Documents you will need to submit:
- Completed application form (available through the Study Abroad office)
- Statement of purpose
- Evergreen transcript and/or other university transcript
- Two letters of recommendation from faculty
- Writing sample
- An interview may be requested for finalists
In addition, students should demonstrate introductory (one year college work) preparation in at least one aspect of their work abroad. The statement of purpose should address academic goals, qualifications, including language study (where, with whom, for how long?) and individual project plans. Students should demonstrate appropriate course work preparatory to doing the individual project both in content areas and methodology. As the primary purpose of the exchange is to offer students the opportunity to increase fluency in Japanese, students are expected to concentrate on language and related study, both in class and in projects. Initial Japanese language proficiency should include basic communication such as asking and understanding directions, procuring food and housing, and interacting according to cultural norms.
The application deadline is February 4, 2013 for the Evergreen application. The Miyazaki and Hyogo programs have slightly different timelines. The Miyazaki exchange runs from October through September of the next year. The Hyogo exchange runs from April through March of the following year. Students must complete an additional application for admission to Hyogo University if selected for the exchange.
Students accepted to the exchange program must secure faculty sponsorship, register their contract, and complete a registration and study abroad form. Internship contracts also must have an internship waiver attached and be reviewed by the Coordinator of International Programs. Plan to be on Evergreen's campus to facilitate your registration process. Contracts must be finalized and registered before you leave the country.