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10/5/2015 12:31:39 PM

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Subject: Stanford-based online course on Japan for high school students
The 2016 Reischauer Scholars Program (RSP) is now accepting applications!

The RSP is an online course for high school students that is 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 2016.

What is the RSP?

Currently entering its thirteenth year, the RSP is an intensive online program that offers unique opportunities for students to engage with top scholars and diplomats, and introduces both American and Japanese perspectives on many historical and contemporary issues.

The RSP is ideal for students who want to learn about Japan's past and present within regional and global contexts, and who are eager to interact with diverse students from across the United States and embrace a more global perspective.

Students are 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 credits and a Certificate of Completion from SPICE, Stanford University. The RSP equips 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 2016 RSP is currently accepting applications.

All current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the United States are eligible to apply. Download the 2016 RSP application here.

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

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