Ho Family Summer Study Abroad Program

The East Asian Studies Program invites applications from JHU undergraduate and graduate students for the Ho Family Summer Study Abroad program. This new scholarship, made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Peter Ho, has been established to support language-immersive educational experiences in East Asia. Preference will be given to applications for language training, but we will also consider unpaid internships and professional development opportunities.

An award of up to $7,600 can be used to cover tuition and associated costs, including air travel and housing. Applications from students with demonstrated financial need and from students studying East Asian history will be given priority. You may apply for both the Ho Family Summer Study Abroad program and the East Asian Studies Research/Training Grant, but you may only accept funding from one or the other.

Both JHU undergraduate and graduate students may apply. Undergraduate students must also apply for approval from the Global Education Office and meet with one of their advisers as part of the approval process. For more information please see the Global Education Office website or write [email protected].

Applications for Summer 2024 are due by March 18.

Submissions must include:

  1. A completed Application form.
  2. A 2-page proposal that includes: (a) The location, the institution, the nature of the program, and how the immersive language study or unpaid internship/professional development opportunity will fit into your academic requirements at Hopkins as well as your broader intellectual and professional development plans, and (b) The status of your application to enroll in the proposed program 
  3. A copy of your unofficial transcripts
  4. Letters of recommendation from two faculty members, one of whom should be a language instructor. Letters should be sent directly to the EASP director.

Please submit all materials to Joel Andreas, Director, JHU East Asian Studies Program at [email protected]