Epson America, Inc. International Scholarship

Eligible Countries

China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain

Please refer to individual country pages for program duration and departure times. Previous language study may be required. Applicants will be notified via email, and scholarship programs are subject to change or cancellation without notice. For more information, feel free to call 1.800.TEENAGE or email info@yfu.org

Programs

Summer

Deadline

Due to COVID-19 and the virus’s impact on international travel, the viability of the Summer Epson America, Inc. International Scholarship will be determined later. All decisions will be made in partnership with Epson and YFU.

Scholarship Amount

This is a full scholarship which covers 100% of tuition.

Tuition Includes

  • Round-trip international airline travel

  • Round-trip domestic airline travel

  • Placement with a carefully selected host family

  • Pre-departure orientation for scholarship recipients and parents

  • Preparatory materials

  • 24/7 support services in host country

  • Japan-specific orientation (if going to Japan)

  • Comprehensive Insurance

Eligibility

  • Open to children of employees of Epson America, Inc. headquarters and field offices

  • Parents must be on the Epson payroll at the time of the application deadline and at the time of the student’s actual departure

  • College students of the appropriate age bracket may apply

  • Open to US and non-US citizens

  • Previous recipients are not eligible

Age Requirements

Applicants must meet the age requirements established on the program country page

Scholarship Recipients are Responsible for

  • Passport

  • Visa fees (if necessary)

  • Any excess luggage tariffs

  • Required overseas medical insurance (many insurance policies will cover students while traveling abroad)

  • Personal spending money

  • Upon returning home, scholarship winners are expected to complete at least one presentation in their school or community to share their experiences, teach others about the culture in their host country, and encourage other students to participate in foreign exchange

  • Within one month of returning home, the student must provide a report and photos detailing their exchange experience to be shared with Epson

Orientation

Winners who wish to use this scholarship to go to Japan will participate in a special mandatory 3-day pre-departure orientation

Study Abroad Participants
What to Expect

Frequently Asked Questions

This scholarship is open to children of employees of Epson America, Inc. headquarters and field offices. Parents must be on the Epson payroll at the time of the application deadline and at the time of the student’s actual departure. College students of the appropriate age bracket may also apply. It is available to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Previous recipients are not eligible.

The scholarship covers round-trip international and domestic airline travel, placement with a carefully selected host family, pre-departure orientation for scholarship recipients and parents, preparatory materials, 24/7 support services in the host country, and comprehensive insurance. If the student is going to Japan, they will also receive Japan-specific orientation.

Applicants must complete an online application, secure one teacher recommendation, respond to three short answer essay questions, pay a non-refundable $75 application fee (payable to YFU), provide a health certificate, parent-student agreement, five candid photos, and one passport-sized photo.

Scholarship recipients are responsible for obtaining a passport, covering visa fees if necessary, any excess luggage tariffs, and personal spending money. Upon returning home, scholarship winners are expected to complete at least one presentation in their school or community to share their experiences and promote cultural exchange. Within one month of returning home, the student must provide a report and photos detailing their exchange experience to be shared with Epson.