10th Anniversary Campaign

U.S. Students: Full Scholarships Available for Summer School!

We have closed applications for the United States-Japan Foundation scholarship for Summer School 2014 as of April 30, 2014. Thank you very much for submitting your application on time for this year’s program.

For the third consecutive year, the United States-Japan Foundation (USJF) has generously offered to provide full scholarships to four US students interested in attending ISAK Summer School 2014 in Karuizawa, Japan.

ISAK Summer School brings together motivated junior high students from around the world for thirteen days of academics, leadership training and outdoor education. The program is held in the beautiful mountain resort area of Karuizawa, and aims to develop young leaders who are eager to work for positive change in their own regions.

The scholarships cover the full tuition fee of JPY 380,000 (appx. USD 3,800) (*airfare to and from Japan will not be covered by the scholarship, but ISAK will consider assistance for some students based on their circumstances).

Eligibility: US citizens in grades 7-8 (grades 8-9 as of Sept. 2014) currently attending school in the US*
Scholarships available: 4
Application deadline: April 30, 2014
Summer School dates: July 19-31, 2014

Students interested in applying for a US-Japan Foundation scholarship for 2015 should submit the Summer School Application Form, Financial Aid Request Form and a Letter of Recommendation (downloadable below). The Letter of Recommendation should be submitted directly to [email protected] by the person writing the recommendation.

After ISAK reviews all applications, a pool of finalists will be selected for interview by Skype.


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Imagine… if there was an ISAK lower school!

Dear Friends of UWC ISAK,

UWC ISAK is celebrating its 10th anniversary! We are proud of where we’ve come from, and we are excited about the next decade.

At this important milestone, we are wondering – in pursuit of broadening our impact, could an ISAK Lower School be considered as one of the options and would it be feasible? A school that embraces ISAK values and vision for a better future?

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