Applications are now available for the 2018 Onna Village Kenshuu Program. This is an all-expenses-paid scholarship for young Uchinaanchu to study in Okinawa for six months.
Please contact the OAA by May 7, 2018 to begin the application process: firstname.lastname@example.org, (310) 532-1929. The application is very intensive, so please do not wait until the last minute.
September 2018 to February 2019
- Must be a current OAA member
- Must have ancestral/familial roots in Onna Village, Okinawa
- Must have a relative/friend in Okinawa to sponsor you (preferably somebody living in Onna Village)
- Must be between 18 – 35 years of age
- Must be in relatively good health
- Some Japanese language skills required
(Note: If you are not an OAA member, please contact your local Okinawa kenjinkai/association to apply. Applying does not guarantee acceptance into the program.)