Endorsement application deadline (optional, guarantees feedback and evaluation; can apply independently by final deadline): Sep. 15, 2020 (5:00 pm ET); Final Application Deadline: Nov. 2, 2020
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In spite of its name, the Luce Scholars Program is experiential rather than academic in nature. At the heart of the enterprise is the internship arranged for each Luce Scholar on the basis of his or her specific interest, background, qualifications, and experience. These work assignments run for approximately ten months, from September until July of the following year, and are intended primarily as learning opportunities. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers. Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually every field other than Asian studies, including but not limited to the arts, journalism, law, medicine, science, public health, environmental studies, and international relations. Flexibility, adaptability, creativity, humility, openness to new ideas, and sensitivity to cultural differences are as important as academic work.