Monday, April 22, 2019

The UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies is happy to announce the 2019 recipient of the University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program Undergraduate Scholarship, Ivy Li. This scholarship is the second undergraduate fellowship to be awarded from the Terasaki and Moor-Shapiro Families Centennial Endowment, which was established during the UCLA Terasaki Center 25th Anniversary last year as part of the UCLA Chancellor's Centennial Scholars Match.

The University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program is an incredible opportunity for undergraduates to gain hands-on research experience in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Information Technology, International Studies, Materials Sciences, Advanced Energy, Ocean Science, Physics and Sustainability Science Studies. The program lasts for six weeks over the summer, and the the UCLA Terasaki Center provides round trip airfare and transportation to the University of Tokyo to one student per year. All housing and tuition costs are covered by the University of Tokyo.

About the Recipient

My name is Ivy, a second year majoring Sociology and minoring Public Affairs. On campus, I am currently involved in the largest Service fraternity in the Nation - Alpha Phi Omega - as Fellowship Vice President, and I am also working at Associated Students UCLA for Event Services. Growing up as a child, I have always been intrigued by Japanese culture! Being able to go to Japan over this summer to study International Studies, especially on Public Good Provision, as well as getting involved in a research lab with the help from UCLA Terasaki Center, I am more than grateful and excited for this opportunity.