The Reischauer Scholars Program (RSP) is an online course for high school students sponsored by the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). Named in honor of former Ambassador to Japan Edwin O. Reischauer, the RSP annually selects 25–30 exceptional high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from throughout the United States to engage in an intensive study of Japan. Selected students participate in the online course on Japan from February to June of each year.
Since 2003, the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) at Stanford University has conducted distance-learning courses for high school students in the United States, Japan, and China. SPICE invites all high school students to apply to the course that best fits their interests and eligibility. They encourage all applicants to review specific course descriptions and eligibility requirements prior to beginning the application process. RSP students will interact with the Japanese high school students of the Stanford e-Japan Program, deepening their mutual cross-cultural understanding and broadening their global perspectives. Students also complete readings and weekly assignments, with the coursework culminating in an independent research project. Final research projects are printed in journal format, and students are also required to lead two presentations on Japan at their schools or in their local communities.
- Students who will successfully complete the course will earn Stanford Continuing Studies Program (CSP) credit and a Certificate of Completion from SPICE, Stanford University.
Must be a high school student of United States, China or Japan
Eligible Regions: United States, Japan, China
Apply online by clicking following link and follow the steps
- Create an account.
Once logged in, select Start next to Program Admissions and select the program of interest.
- Select Save and Exit to return to account homepage.
- Select View Programs at bottom of page to reveal selected programs.
- Select Apply Now to begin the application process for program of interest.
Application Deadline: October 2, 2017Application ClosedOfficial link