Study Abroad in Japan

Study Abroad in Japan

 

Wake Forest Program at Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka

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The WFU program in Japan is located at Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata, near Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe. The university enrolls 14,000 students annually and has an international student population of over 400. All international students are enrolled in the Asian Studies Program, which is designed to provide international students with a means of exploring Japan and Asian studies through classroom instruction and interaction with Japanese people.

Students may study at Kansai Gaidai in the fall, spring, or both. If students plan to study Kansai photo 2for one semester, we recommend they go in the fall semester because the spring semester coincides with a spring break for Japanese students and WFU students may not have enough opportunities to interact with them. Japanese majors who study at Kansai Gaidai are required to do a homestay to strengthen their language skills.

While at Kansai Gaidai, students are required to take two Japanese language courses (Spoken Japanese and Reading and writing in Japanese), and may choose from a variety of courses in areas such as Business, Economics, Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts. The courses are taught in English by Kansai Gaidai faculty.Kansai photo 3

For further information on the WFU Kansai Gaidai Program, please consult the Center for Global Programs and Studies.

 

 

Approved Programs in Japan (Japanese majors are required to do a homestay to strengthen their language skills)

 

Fall/Spring

  • CIEE Tokyo at Sophia University, Tokyo

Fall: September ~ January | Spring: March ~ July

Japanese majors must enroll in the Japanese Language Intensive Program and take Japanese courses (8 credits) and two electives. Elective courses offered include Japanese literature, history, and religion.

http://studyabroad.wfu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=89

 

  • IES Tokyo at Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba

Fall: September ~ December | Spring: March ~ July

IES has two programs. In IES Society & Culture Program, students take Japanese language courses (6 credits) as well as area studies courses taught in English (9-12 credits). In IES Language Intensive Program, students are required to take 3-4 Japanese language courses (total 10 credits). http://studyabroad.wfu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=88

 

  • Temple University Tokyo

Fall: September ~ December | Spring: January ~ April

Japanese majors are required to take two Japanese courses as well as elective courses. Elective courses offered include Japanese literature, culture, history, and religion.

http://studyabroad.wfu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=90

 

Summer

  • CET Osaka at Osaka Gakuin University

Program Dates: June ~ July

This is a language intensive program in which students abide by a full-time Japanese language pledge. Students enroll in a comprehensive Japanese language course (160 hours, 9 credits) and complete one year of university-level Japanese in eight weeks. Japanese majors are not required to do a homestay if they choose to participate in the CET Osaka program because CET arranges participants to live with Japanese students.

http://cetacademicprograms.com/programs/japan/japanese-language-osaka-japan/

 

  • Temple University Tokyo

Program Dates: Late May ~ July

Japanese majors are required to take two Japanese courses as well as elective courses. Elective courses offered include Japanese literature, culture, history, and religion.

http://studyabroad.wfu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=1247

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