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  • Locations: Hikone, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Japan Center for Michigan Universities 
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/04/2018 04/21/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Areas of Study: Intensive Japanese Language, Japanese Cultural Studies
Housing Type: Homestay, Residence Hall Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Language Requirement: None
Program Description:
JCMU - Sem Language & Culture

Experience life in Japan while immersing yourself in its culture on this semester-long program!

Length: You may apply for a single semester (fall or spring) or for a full academic year.

Program features: Offered during the fall and spring (winter) semesters, this JCMU program features the following.

  • 10 credits of intensive Japanese language in four levels, beginner to advanced10 credits of intensive Japanese language in four levels, beginner to advanced: Daily instruction will address listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Placement is based on exams at the beginning of the program. No prior language study is required! (Click here for more information about the Japanese language courses.)
  • Elective course addressing an area of Japanese studies: You will enroll in at least one 3- or 4-credit elective. Each course explores an aspect of Japan, such as its history, religions, politics, arts, economy and more. Course offers vary by semester; a list of electives for upcoming semesters can be found on the JCMU website (Click here for more information about our elective courses). You will also enroll in an additional 1-credit "JCMU Experience" course, bringing your total credit load to 14-15 credits per semester.
  • Cultural demonstrations and internships: Practice Japanese with conversation partners, participate in club activities and events at local universities and engage in non-credit internships based on your interests. (Click here for more information about cultural activities.)

Housing: Students may live in the JCMU Residence Hall or with a homestay. The JCMU student apartments are designed for double occupancy with two private bedrooms and a shared kitchen, dining area and bathroom. The residential building has wireless internet and features a laundry room, TV room, lounge and other amenities. JCMU arranges short- and long-term hometsays with local families based on family availability and student preferences. Homestays, regardless of duration, offer students the best opportunity to meet and interact with Japanese people.

Field trips & other benefits: You will be provided with your own bike to use while on the program. In addition, you will have the chance to go on a field excursion with your classmates! The location & date of the excursion are subject to change on a yearly basis, but past students have been taken to Kyoto, Nara, Uji, and more.

Scholarships: All students coming from one of our Consortium schools (Michigan's 15 public universities) will receive an automatic Consortium Scholarship towards their program fees! To see if your school is a member of our Consortium, please visit our Consortium Scholarship webpage.
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