JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN TOKYO
May 26 - June 12, 2021
The goal of the Japanese study abroad program is to learn the Japanese language, culture, and society through an intensive and comprehensive cultural experience in Japan. Japanese as a second language learners are required to not only master the language but to understand the cultural basis of the language as well. Participants will stay in Japan for 2 weeks, and they will engage in various activities.
Students will have the opportunity to communicate with the students and professors at Seikei University in Tokyo. Students will be able to participate in language courses and various cultural events with Japanese people, such as in tea ceremony, flower arrangement class, calligraphy, and visiting historical places. Additionally, students will gain first-hand experience of daily life in Japan; for example, they will be able to gain insight into Japanese students ' university life, eat authentic Japanese foods, and partake in traditions, customs, and popular culture.
- Tokyo, Japan
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(Subject to change)
- Application fee
- 2 credit hours from Seikei University
- On-site orientation
- Airport pick-up
- Local transportation between lodging and school
- Cultural excursions and activities
- Transcript mailing
- Round-trip airfare
- International health insurance
- Personal Expenses
- 4 UofM credit hours
*Please note: We reserve the right to cancel or make changes to the itinerary.
Students will receive 4 credit hours from the University of Memphis for JAPN 3900 Japanese Culture and Society, JAPN 4780 Individual Study in Japanese, and 2 credit hours for Japanese Language from Seikei University for a total of 6 credit hours.
The coursework prior to departing to Japan is arranged in a hybrid format; thus, we will meet two times a week (four times in total) and practice basic greetings.
More program information: 202005 Seikei Short Stay Guide.pdf
Faculty Leader: Prof: Shinobu Watanabe | email@example.com