Who is eligible for the GaTech Nakatani RIES Fellowship Program? 

  • Biomedical engineering undergraduates who are either United States citizens or permanent residents.
  • No seniors or above, sorry! Have at least a year in school AFTER returning from the Nakatani program

What are the eligibility requirements for the GaTech Global Internship Program?

  • You must have completed at least two full-time semesters of college-level study as a degree-seeking student prior to participation in a study abroad program and you must be at least 18 years of age by the program’s departure date.
  • You must be in good academic standing. Good academic standing is determined by the Registrar’s Office and is indicated at the end of your transcript each semester. Academic warning is a subcategory of good academic standing, so students on warning are still eligible.
  • You must be in good disciplinary standing. The Office of the Dean of Students and Housing determine your standing based on your disciplinary record.
  • You must maintain appropriate standards of behavior. Keep in mind that there are social aspects to the internship abroad learning experience. Appropriate standards of behavior must be adhered to at all times.

What makes an applicant competitive for selection? 

  • Applicants in their junior or sophomore year with prior research experience are preferred. Additional consideration will be given to applicants with prior international or study abroad experience.
  • Freshmen may be considered with substantial research experience.

Do I need to speak any Japanese to participate in the program? 

No, Japanese language experience is not required but would be very helpful for your stay. A 1 week pre-departure synchronous online Japanese training course will be offered to all U.S. Fellows to teach basic Japanese and cultural practices.