Study Abroad Opportunity – NanoJapan: International Research Experience for Undergraduates

Rice University is now accepting applications for the 2012 NanoJapan: International Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

The program seeks to cultivate interest in nanotechnology among young U.S. undergraduate students and encourages such students to pursue graduate study and academic research in the physical sciences.Recognized as a model for international education programs for science and engineering students, NanoJapan will provide U.S.
undergraduates with structured research opportunities in Japanese university laboratories with Japanese mentors focused on the study of THz dynamics of nanostructures.

All eligible students with a strong interest in the field of physics-related nanotechnology research and desire to study in Japan are encouraged to apply. No prior Japanese language experience is required, though applicants should be able to express a demonstrated interest in the study of Japanese language and/or culture.

Selected participants will receive international airfare to Japan (departing from Houston), a $4,500 stipend to be used towards living costs while abroad, and program, some meals, and lodging costs related to the pre-departure orientation, orientation program in Tokyo, mid-program meeting in Kyoto, and re-entry program at Rice University.

Online applications must be submitted by January 27, 2012 and two letters of recommendation must be received by February 1, 2012. For more information on the NanoJapan program, check the IIT Study Abroad website.