Yokota and Wilhelm Fellowship

Broadening horizons for students and teachers

The Yokota and Wilhelm Fellowship provides students and teachers around the world with the opportunity to engage in cultural exchange, expand their horizons, and develop valuable skills. Through this fellowship, participants have the opportunity to study or work abroad, collaborate with international partners, and contribute to a more interconnected world.

Fund your program from everywhere to anywhere

With the Yokota and Wilhelm Fellowship, students and teachers around the globe who wouldn't otherwise have access to exchange programs can fund their experience abroad, gaining the the opportunity to engage in cultures and perspectives. Our fellowship offers the flexibility for fellows to select a program from wherever they are, to wherever they choose to go.

Eligibility criteria

In order to apply for our fellowship, please ensure you meet the relevant eligibility criteria. Our applications our open to both US and non-US residents!

  • At least 15 years of age at program start date
  • Enrolled in a recognized educational institution
  • Strong interest in cultural exchange
  • Currently employed as a K-12 teacher
  • Track record of promoting cultural exchange
  • Strong interest in cultural exchange

How it works

The Yokota and Wilhelm Fellowship is a life-changing opportunity for students and teachers to immerse themselves in a new culture, gain valuable skills, and foster global connections. With funding options available, diverse program types, and flexible durations, this fellowship provides a unique and enriching experience for participants.


Our fellowship is open to the world! Whether you're in the US looking to go abroad, or you're from outside the US and looking to go to any new country, the application is open to you.

Program durations

Choose a program duration that fits your schedule, ranging from a few weeks to several months.

Award amount

Award amount varies depending on your program, location, and duration.


Find a program that best fits your needs, from Intrax or another sponsor, including high school exchange, study abroad, and teacher exchange.


Our application process

Review Elegibility Criteria

Our fellowship program is open to students and teachers around the world, aiming to make cultural exchange accessible to all.


Applications are open year-round and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of their status within 1 month.

Notification and Preparation

Successful applicants will be notified by email within 1 month. Once notified, we will help you fund and prepare for your program.

Program Start

Adventure awaits! Embark on your journey to cultural discovery and understanding.

Apply now to begin your journey

We can help you embark on your next adventure. Apply here to become a Yokota and Wilhelm Fellow!