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MSHSE Application


  • Applicants must be in grades 9, 10 or 11 at the time of application.
  • Applicants should be open-minded, flexible, willing to accept new challenges and reading for rewarding experiences.
  • A hard copy of the application must be submitted to the JCMU office in East Lansing by the second Friday in March.

Application Process

Applicants must submit a completed application form (along with the other documents outlined in the application cover sheet):
Completed applications should be sent to:

International Center
427 N. Shaw Lane, Rm. 110
East Lansing, MI 48824

Requirements of Participation

  • Students must submit a photocopy of the signed photo page of their passport by Friday, May 4, 2018. Passports must be valid for three months after the program end date.
  • Students and parents must attend the orientation held in East Lansing at Michigan State University.
  • Families of selected students must host a Japanese student for two weeks in late August / early September.
  • Michigan families must arrange transportation to and from Lansing for their Shiga student at the beginning of the Shiga students' visit to Michigan, as well attend the closing reception.
  • The high school attended by the Michigan student must be willing to welcome a Japanese student to its classes for two weeks in September. 

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