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Engineering: Summer in Japan-Kyushu [x-FU(s)ION]
Fukuoka, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Budget Sheets Summer
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
None
Internship:
Yes
Housing:
Dormitory
Illinois Sponsor:
ENG
Credit or Not for Credit:
For credit
Program Description:

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Kyushu University

Fukuoka, Japan
 

 

OVERVIEW

The Illinois renewable energy PIRE project is a 2 month paid undergraduate research internship at Kyushu University (KU) in Japan. The goal of the x-FU(s)ION international research internship is to increase students' awareness, exposure and motivation about renewable energy research and provide students with a unique global workforce experience.  All award recipients are required to present the results of their project (as a poster presentation) at the PIRE annual meeting as well as contribute to the PIRE outreach program.
 

ELIGIBILITY

Students must meet the following criteria:
  • must be at least of sophomore standing and demonstrate interest in energy research
  • must demonstrate scholastic excellence
  • must be a student in good standing with your college
  • US Citizenship is required.
 

ACADEMICS 

Internship
The internship provides an award that includes the following for a 2 month (June 12th to August 11th) summer internship.
  • $4000 summer stipend
  • Room and Board
  • Rountrip Airfare
  • Health Insurance
  • Culture and language orientation
The internship dates are set in stone. Successful applicants will work with faculty, students and postdocs on experimental and computational projects focusing on the use of solid oxide electrolysis cells to transform renewable energy into chemical energy and store it for later use. The internship will expose students to the energy storage grand challenge and provide them access to the world-class experimental facilities and resources at KU.  Knowledge of Japanese language is preferred, but not a necessary requirement.
 
The internship will be conducted in English.
 
LAS 291/292 Orientation Course
All accepted students must participate in various orientation meetings and enroll in an 8-week orientation course, LAS 291/292.
 

HOUSING

Accommodation is TBD.


COSTS

For the costs associated with this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the term during which you want to participate.
 
Financial Aid
Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program.  The applicable amount depends on your financial aid package.  For information, please visit https://www.osfa.illinois.edu/process/study-abroad or email finaidstudyabroad@illinois.edu.

Scholarships
Withdraw, Cancellation and Refund Policy
 

HOW TO APPLY

 The University of Illinois Study Abroad Office Application:
  1. Click the Apply Now button at the top-right of this page to apply.  You may only apply to one program per term. Log in with your UIUC netid and password. Once you start the application you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
  2.  Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below.  
Students must submit the following:
  • a one page personal statement which addresses:
    • why you are interested in this internship
    • what you hope to gain from this experience
    • your professional goals
  • resume
  • transcript
Online materials are due by 11:59 pm (CST) on the deadline date; paper materials are due by 4:45 pm (CST) the following business day.

After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program. Application decisions are released two to three weeks after each deadline.

Applications are solicited through the NCSA PIRE application.  Students will be notified of decision no later than February 23 by IPENG.  

CONTACT INFORMATION

International Programs in Engineering (IPENG)
210 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 244-0054
Email: ipeng@illinois.edu
http://engineering.illinois.edu/studyabroad

 

Hours:  Mondays – Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 PM (CST) Walk-ins
                 Otherwise by appointment, to schedule an appointment please visit https://my.engr.illinois.edu/advising/



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 01/23/2017
02/23/2017 06/12/2017 08/11/2017
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 02/15/2018 TBA TBA

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