Office of International Programs

International Programs

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Whether you are a Hendrix student looking to study away or an international student looking to study at Hendrix, you’ve come to the right place. The mission of the Office of International Programs (OIP) is to facilitate global education by providing opportunities for Hendrix students, faculty, and staff to explore the world, supporting international students on campus, and promoting cross-cultural engagement between students of diverse backgrounds. We are dedicated to helping you discover exciting ways to open your eyes and our campus to new experiences, ideas, and perspectives.

Take a look at the study away information to the right to help you choose the experience that's right for you. To learn more about how you can study away, stop by the Office of International Programs, SLTC 243, or email Ready to apply? Click here for an overview of the application procedure. 

Tomodachi Kakehashi Inouye Scholars Program:

spring BReak 2023 trip to Japan


Hendrix has been awarded a special opportunity to send 16 students and 2 supervisors to Tokyo and a local city during Spring Break 2023 as part of the “Kakehashi Project: Japan’s Friendship Ties Programs” overseen by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. The “Kakehashi Project” is the North American regional component of an exchange program that promotes people-to-people exchanges between Japan and other countries in the world and encourages an understanding of Japan’s economy, society, history, diverse culture, politics and diplomatic relations among participants.  

All students accepted for participation on this trip will be required to travel to and from Japan  as a group and participate in all scheduled activities in Japan. Current seniors who were previously approved for the cancelled trip in March 2020 will have preference and need not apply again. Further, preference will be given to students who demonstrate an ongoing interest in Japan. 

Program Outline

  • Duration: Saturday, March 18 through Sunday, March 26, 2023 (Spring Break)*
  • Places: Tokyo and a local city in Japan
  • Total number of participants: 18 participants (16 students + 2 supervisors) 
  • Contents: 
    • Attend a key note lecture and obtain a better understanding of Japan
    • Visit educational institutions, high-tech and traditional industries, and world heritage sites
    • Experience home-stays (if possible) or cultural arts events
    • Convey information about Japan’s attractions by social media and post-program action plans 
    • Complete a questionnaire 3 months after the program 

*Participants will be required to actively participate in mandatory pre-departure sessions at Hendrix and ALL activities during the trip. This will be an intense week with a full schedule of activities each day from morning until night. There will be no free time and no time for extra travel/exploration. See here for a sample schedule.

Trip Costs

  • $300 program fee due in full on Wednesday, January 18, 2023
  • Personal expenses, including passport, vaccinations, and excess baggage fees, accommodation and meals in the U.S. (if needed), and personal items/souvenirs purchased in Japan

All other expenses will be covered by the Kakehashi Project.

Eligibility & Expectations

  • Applicants must attend mandatory pre-departure orientation sessions on Thursday, January 19 and Thursday, March 2 and submit all required documents by the stated deadlines (forthcoming).
  • Applicants must be current college students in good standing with Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and the Business Office.
  • Applicants must agree to actively participate in all aspects of the trip.
  • Applicants must understand the aims of the program and be capable of publicizing their experience on the program and how their views of Japan have evolved through the program. They must share these experiences publicly through social media, written publications, etc. during and following the program.
  • Applicants must be in good physical health and physically capable of keeping up with a busy program schedule requiring extensive walking each day.
  • Applicants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19; at least three shots of the vaccine are required. One does of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine is equivalent to two shots.
  • Applicants must have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. Applicants who have Japanese citizenship are ineligible.
  • Applicants who have visited Japan through any invitation program organized by the Japanese Government are ineligible, as are applicants who have already had the experience of studying in Japan for a year or more.


Interested students should submit the 2023-24 study abroad application and indicate the "Spring Break 2023 Kakehashi Inouye Scholars Program" as one of up to four programs of interest. Please find application requirements and the link to apply here, and be sure to address the supplemental prompt in your essay. Applications are due November 7, 2022.

If the Committee for International/Intercultural Studies approves more students than there are spaces available, the program supervisors will apply their selection criteria and notify applicants of the final roster before Winter Break.

Download Hendrix's policy for State Travel Advisory Countries (updated Jan 2019)

Complete Hendrix's Travel Management Form (for students, faculty, and staff participating in  College-sponsored travel)