Globalize DC’s “Japan in DC” Summer Program

Program Dates: June 26-August 4, 2017
Application Deadline: April 15, 2017 (for SYEP and priority consideration). Additional applications will be accepted after this deadline until all seats are filled.

Globalize DC is pleased to invite DC high school students (DCPS and charter) to apply for its new summer program, “Japan in DC,” funded by a generous grant from the United States Japan Foundation. The program is offered at no cost to participating students. Twenty-two (22) students will be selected for the program through an application process at Applicants must be current 9th, 10th, or 11th graders in either a DCPS or DC charter high school. The program site has not yet been announced; it will be metro-accessible.

Students in the “Japan in DC” summer program will explore and get to know a wide variety of people, places, organizations, businesses, government agencies, and cultural institutions with connections to Japan. It will be a lot of fun, with real-life exposure to the Japanese world and Japan-related careers in Washington, DC. Throughout the program, students will work on two projects designed to share what they learn with others – a print and web-based collection of oral histories and interviews, and a city tour on Japan in DC. This program will NOT include travel to Japan.

Regarding Summer Pay: Students who have already registered for the Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (BMSYEP) will be eligible to be paid for their participation, though interested students not in SYEP may also be accepted on an unpaid basis.

And a special note: “Japan in DC” is the third program in Globalize DC’s growing menu of Japan-related programs. Students who successfully complete the summer program will be invited to participate in Japanese Plus, our afterschool program for in-depth study of Japanese language, culture, and career exposure, during SY2017-18. To learn more about the Japanese Plus program go to

To apply, complete the online application here. If you are already registered for this summer’s Summer Youth Employment Program, be sure to get your application submitted as soon as possible but no later than April 15, 2017 to allow time for consideration as a paid summer participant. In-person interviews will be required before acceptance. Other applicants will be considered until all seats are filled.

Please help us share information about this great summer opportunity with students who might have an interest. Here’s a downloadable flyer you can use:

Japan in DC 2017 Flyer

Any questions, contact Sally Schwartz at or 202-251-1692.

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