Florida-Japan Linkage Institute

The Florida-Japan Linkage Institute works toward strengthening mutual understanding and cooperation between the people of Florida and Japan through the promotion of educational, cultural, economic and policy relations.


The Institute, created in 1987 by the Florida Legislature, is dedicated to the development of stronger economic and social ties between Florida and Japan through the promotion of expanded public and private dialogue on cooperative research and technical assistance activities, increased bilateral commerce, student and faculty exchanges, cultural exchanges, and the enhancement of language training skills between Florida postsecondary institutions and those of Japan (Florida Statute 288.8175).

The statute enables the Institute to award out-of-state tuition exemptions to Japanese citizens studying at state universities and community colleges that are part of the Florida State University System and the Florida Community College System on an F-1 visa. Students interested in applying for a tuition exemption award should see the Tuition Exemption Policies and Procedures.

 

Tuition Exemption

This exemption program is open to citizens of Japan who are studying at state universities and community colleges that are within the Florida State University System and the Florida Community College System on an F-1 visa.

Tuition Exemption Info

Center for Asian Studies

The Center for Asian Studies operates the activities of the Florida-Japan Linkage Institute, the Jikei-American Center , the UWF Japan House and the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida.

Center for Asian Studies

Tuition Exemption Deadlines

March 2 for Summer 
June 1 Fall
November 2 for Spring 

The Institute is co-administered by the University of West Florida, University of South Florida and St. Petersburg College. Currently, the administration of the Institute is located at the University of West Florida. Please send all application materials and direct any questions or comments to:

Dr. Douglas Trelfa, Co-Director

University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway
Bldg. 71, Room 149
Pensacola, FL 32514

850.474.3363

asianstudies@uwf.edu

Amanda Gilmer, Co-Director

USF World 
University of South Florida 
4202 E. Fowler Ave., CGS 101 
Tampa, FL 33620 

813.974.5528
813.974.8271 fax

gilmer@usf.edu

 

Frank Jurkovic, Co-Director

St. Petersburg College
6605 5th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710

727.341.4732
727.341.4623 fax

jurkovic.frank@spcollege.edu