MIT Innovation Discovery Japan 2017 Application
This is an application form for the MIT Innovation Discovery Japan (IDJ) 2017 trip.

IDJ Trip Dates: January 21st- January 28th, 2017

IDJ Trip Eligibility:
All MIT students and researchers

IDJ Trip Costs:
The Japan portion of the trip costs $1,000 which includes hotel accommodations, transportation in Japan, three meals per day, and any admission fees to the activities arranged by IDJ. For airfare, we have a special discounted fare of $1,300 from Japan Airlines for a round-trip ticket between Boston to Japan.
※ Students selected for the MISTI/MIT Japan Program Scholarship will have the costs for the IDJ trip as listed above covered by MIT-Japan Program.

Special Funding for MIT Students:
MISTI / MIT Japan Program will sponsor a limited number of scholarships that will cover airfare and program participation fee (hotel, program prepared meals and participation costs) for MIT students exhibiting genuine interest in learning Japanese and going to Japan on an internship or work experience. Preference will be given to students who are considering or have taken at least one semester of Japanese at MIT.
MIT students who wish to be considered for the MIT-Japan Program scholarship will need to complete the MIT-Japan Program 2017 IDJ Scholarship application on the MISTI - MIT-Japan Program website. (The link will be available on the next page of this form.) You will also need to request a letter of recommendation from your Faculty Resident, Faculty House Fellow or another faculty at MIT (an electronic request for letter of recommendation will be available from the online MISTI MIT-Japan Program application, but you should ask your faculty before sending the electronic link.) Incomplete applications will not be considered for a scholarship.


Application Details:
Please select one of the three options available at the end of this page, which will lead you to an appropriate application form. Each option has different requirements and schedule. Please find the details below. Deadline is October 12, 2016.

[OPTION 1] Apply to Innovation Discovery Japan (without special funding)

[OPTION 2] Apply to Innovation Discovery Japan with MISTI / MIT-Japan Program funding. I will participate in the IDJ trip even if I do not get the MISTI / MIT Japan Program scholarship available only to currently enrolled MIT students.
In addition to the IDJ application, you will need to complete another application.

[OPTION 3] Apply to Innovation Discovery Japan with MISTI / MIT-Japan Program funding only. I will not participate in the IDJ trip if I do not get the MISTI / MIT Japan Program scholarship available only to currently enrolled MIT students.
In addition to the IDJ application, you will need to complete another application.


Application Process:
1. Submit this application form.
2. Send your resume/CV to idj.mit@gmail.com.
* Please use your @mit.edu address.
* Please include your First and Last name in the file name of your resume.
(Ex: Lastname_Firstname_Resume.docx, Einstein_Albert_Resume.pdf)
* Please note that your application will not be completed until we receive your resume.
3. Complete another application form (Option 2 and 3 only);
* The link will be available on the next page of this form.
* A Letter of Recommendation: Please note that students should ask for a letter of recommendation 2-3 weeks in advance. The deadline is Oct 17.


Schedule:
Oct 12 Application Deadline for [OPTION1, 2, 3]
Oct 17 Recommendation Letter Deadline for [OPTION 2, 3]
Oct 25 Announcement of Successful Applicants for [OPTION1, 2]
Nov 7 $300 Deposit Deadline for [OPTION1, 2]
*If you choose OPTION 1 or OPTION 2, selected applicants are required to make a $300 non-refundable deposit or decline by November 7. If you choose OPTION 2 and selected for the MISTI MIT-Japan scholarship on Nov 11, then the $300 deposit will be refunded to you.
Nov 11 Announcement of MISTI/MIT Japan Scholarship Results for [OPTION 2, 3]


*For all applicants*

Orientation Session:
Successful applicants are required to attend a mandatory orientation in December or January. The session will be scheduled based on participants' availability.

Visa:
Please find out your visa requirement to enter Japan and how to get it if necessary. It is your responsibility to figure out how to get a visa and to pay for it. You can find some information in the link below.
http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html

Japanese law on medication and how they treat people who have illegal substances in Japan is very different than in the United States. Please read the "Bringing medicine to Japan" section on the following link to learn more about bringing medicines to Japan.
http://misti.mit.edu/student-programs/location/japan


Innovation Discovery Japan web: http://web.mit.edu/jam/idjp/
Innovation Discovery Japan Fecebook: https://www.facebook.com/mit.innovationdiscovery/

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