Japan Studies (ACM) Description
Mid-September to mid-July (full year)
Mid-September to early February (fall semester)
Mid-September to mid-March (fall semester with cultural practicum)
Campus Program Adviser: Rika Ito (Steensland Hall lower level), x3637)
Program Sponsor: Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM)
Eligibility: Sophomores, juniors and seniors with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. No Japanese language study required for acceptance, but at least one semester or term of Japanese must be completed before departure.
Students study at Waseda University's International Liberal Studies in Tokyo after a brief orientation providing intensive language practice and cultural discussions. In addition to required language study, electives may be chosen from a wide range of Asian studies and other courses taught in English with students from Japan and many other countries. A family living experience in Tokyo provides an informal education in Japanese culture and is in many ways the dominant feature of the program, offering total immersion in the Japanese way of life. The program is recommended for a full year of study, although a term or semester option is also available.
Nagasaki University of Foreign Languages
Semester I, Semester II, or full year
A relatively small university and city, Nagasaki may be a good fit for those hesitant toward living and studying in Japan’s larger university.The Japan Studies in Nagasaki (JASIN) program offers courses in Japanese language, society and culture. In addition to Japanese language classes, students are required to take Japan studies classes, conducted in Japanese or English, and have the option to take seminars in traditional Japanese arts. Japanese studies classes will vary from year to year but fall under the topics of economics, business, society, culture, history and literature. A limited number of students may be able to participate in a guided independent study option. In addition to academic coursework, the program emphasizes a wide exposure to Japanese society and culture through field trips, tours, social activities and arranged stays in Japanese-style housing situations. Accommodation is in a home stay or, for female students, in the university.
Semester I, semester II, full year
Campus Program Adviser: Rika Ito (Steensland, Lower level, x3637)
The Nagoya University Program for Academic Exchange (NUPACE) is a short-term student exchange program, through which students are given the opportunity to study in Japan for a semester or full year. NUPACE offers a unique and flexible curriculum consisting of a common academic program - Japanese language instruction, Japanese area studies and international/cross-cultural studies - and a wide range of courses in the student’s major field of study. Courses are taught in English. Students who are proficient in Japanese are eligible to register for any course offered to degree-seeking students at Nagoya University. Most students will live in a university international dorm with other exchange students as well as Japanese students. Nagoya University has a wide range of cultural and sports clubs, as well as volunteer groups that provide international and Japanese students with an excellent opportunity to interact. Students are eligible to apply for Student Exchange Support Program scholarships, which provide a monthly stipend of 80,000 yen and a one-time study abroad allowance of 80,000 yen after arrival at Nagoya University.