JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN TOKYO
May 26 - June 10, 2020
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 the professors at Seikei University in Tokyo. Students will be able to participate in language course 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 and 2 credit hours for Japanese Language from Seikei University for a total of 6 credit hours.
The Japanese study abroad program is a hybrid course and is 6 credits hours. Students will be expected to participate in all aspects of the course, which are separated into three terms: two weeks of the Pre-Trip term that includes lectures twice a week and studying at home three times a week; two weeks of the In-Trip term that includes staying in Japan; and the Post-Trip term that includes the final online assignment submission. The students are expected to complete all of the assignments on time and participate in group activities and cultural exploration.
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 course information: 202005 Seikei Short Stay Guide.pdf
Faculty Leader: Prof: Shinobu Watanabe | firstname.lastname@example.org