Thursday, June 30, 2016

2016 American Scholarships Are Here!

07/01/2016- Each year, awards three $1000 scholarships - one to a Japanese, one to a Korean, and one to an American. The application period for Americans starts Friday - 07/01/2016!

The schedule is as follows:
July 1st - August 15th - Application period for American scholarship.
September 1st - American scholarship winner announced.

Travel scholarships are offered on a competitive basis. They are awarded on the basis of need and overall intent for usage as expressed in the application essay. The scholarships could be used for a variety of overseas programs, including but not limited to: home stays, student exchange, volunteering, work, etc.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

*Be 16 years of age or older.

*Be interested in participating in the type of international programs that promotes between South Korea, Japan, and America.

*Be able to cope with the challenges of adjusting to different cultures.

*Be able to fund the remainder of travel costs not covered by thescholarship.

*Complete the application form.

*Be able to use the scholarship within one year of receiving it.

*Agree to allow to use your photograph and selected portions of your bio to encourage others to participate in our scholarship program.

For information and application:

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Legacy of Cultural Exchange: Japan and U.S in the 1960s

Although much of the history of the collection has been lost over the years, it is thought to have been created as part of a cultural exchange organized by one or more local schools in both San José and Okayama, perhaps in celebration of an early anniversary of San José’s sister city friendship with Okayama.

While the history, and mystery, of the origins of the collection are compelling, it is the artwork itself that is utterly beguiling. Like a time capsule, these young artists have captured a moment in history, given us a glimpse of life in Japan in the early 1960s. Ranging in age from five to fifteen, they have left us with a deeply personal and richly expressive view of the world from a child’s perspective — what they find fascinating, frightening, perplexing, and familiar.
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Saturday, April 30, 2016カリフォルニア州のNPO)奨学金のお知らせ

カリフォルニアNPO 旅行奨学金、応募受付始まる ( )は、カリフォルニア州のNPOです。アメリカと東南アジア間の 文 化 交流の 促進を目的として設立されました。その一環として、毎年、旅行奨学金(1,000ドル)を実施しています。
応募期間は2016年5月1日から2016年6月15日まで、受給者の発表は2016年7月1日です。申し込みに関する詳細は、  をご覧ください。

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Saturday, January 9, 2016 - Full Speed Ahead in 2016!

01/09/16  - It’s hard to believe that it’s now been 10 years since was founded. And now, more than ever, dedicated to promoting cultural exchange opportunities between East Asia and America.

Each year, awards three $1,000 scholarships – one to a Japanese, one to a Korean, and one to an American. We are grateful to now have been able to award 23 deserving recipients with these scholarships. They have been used for a variety of overseas programs, including home stays, student exchange, volunteering, work, etc.

Additionally, our website maintains a tri-lingual, searchable database of many of these cultural exchange opportunities in the U.S., Japan, and Korea.

We’re living in a time where there is continued widespread volatility in our world. And strives to be one, small ‘bridge’ towards connectedness and peace. We invite you to explore this bridge with us – as a scholarship applicant, a traveler looking for a deeper experience in these countries, or with your tax-deductable donations towards our scholarships.

All the best in 2016,


Monday, May 4, 2015 On Hiatus in 2015

05/01/15 - Dear friends, we regret to inform you that the Scholarship Program will be on hiatus during the year of 2015. During this time we will maintain the website and database of cultural exchange opportunities, and do our best to answer your emails. We look forward to serving you again in 2016!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 장학금 장학금

hashi.org에서는 올해  명의 장학생을 선발합니다이미 미국인 1일본인 1명이 장학생으로 선발되었으며마지막으로 
국이나 일본과의 국제문화교류에 관심있는 한국시민권자에게 주어집니다이번 여행장학금은 에세이 심사를 통해 선발되어지고신청서에도 언급되었듯이특히 장학금 사용목적에 대한 전체적인 설명과 필요성에 기준하여 시상하게 됩니다. 장학금은 에서 제공되는해외프로그램 홈스테이교환학생자원봉사취업 등에도 사용되어   있습니다.

16 이상의 한국거주 시민권자로서,
미국이나 일본여행을 통해 hashi.org에서 추진하는 국제문화프로그램참여에 관심있고,
각기 다른 문화체험에 도전/협력할  있으며,
여행경비는 포함되어 있지 않습니다.
아래 링크를 클릭하여 신청서를 작성하여 제출하시기 바랍니다.
신청서 접수기간: 2014 9 1 부터 2014 10 15일까지

장학금 수여자 발표: 2014 11 1

Monday, September 1, 2014 Announces American Scholarship Winner!

9/01/14 - is proud to announce the winner of the 8th annual Travel Scholarship to an American citizen! This year, choosing one winner amongst the many outstanding applicants was more difficult than in any previous year.  We received dozens of outstanding applications, with essays describing a variety of backgrounds. Semi-finalists included:
·       An exchange student going to study at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan, working towards a possible future career in Japan.
·       Another exchange student accepted into a Japanese Language and Culture program with a Chinese minor working towards a career as a translator and interpreter.

·       A senior chemistry student with a keen interest in Japanese culture and history, planning on studying in Japan because Japan currently is ranked 2nd in the world  in number of works cited by other chemists in scientific journals
.       An economics major  who is focused on the variety of present-day issues and links that tie East Asian countries to the U.S.

·       A grad student who will be doing a 2-week field research in Japan focused on Japan-China relations.
.       A grad student with a proposed program of study at the Ambassador Exchange Program in Fukuoka at Seinan Gakuin University.

.       A university student hoping to attend Temple University Japan and dual-majoring  in Japanese and Communications Studies, and then continuing their education in Korean and Mandarin Chinese studies.
 As you can see, we are overwhelmed with the ambition and accomplishments of our applicants this year, but none more so than this year’s scholarship winner, Jonathan Barley-Alexander.

 Jonathan is currently a student at Gettysburg College where he plays football, works as a food service worker and research assistant, and studies Japanese and International affairs. His  passion is International relations and breaking the barrier between countries, whether it is through language, education, or cultural exchange. He hopes to have a career in the government and ultimately create a multilingual school which operates as a catalyst between borders by implementing international education and encouraging multilingual studies by which cultivates high standards of scholastic excellence and expands world views at every stage of educational development.

Again, we found this scholarship decision the hardest one yet. With so many worthy applicants with admirable accomplishments and aspirations, it was extremely difficult to choose just one. But the winner’s application proved to be the finest example of the ideals and goals of While there were many worthy submissions, is proud to award a $1,000 travel scholarship to Jonathan Barley-Alexander! Congratulations!