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Program Type: Faculty-Led Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Type(s): Apartment, Dormitory Home Campus: Non-U of U, U of U: Utah Campus
Credit Type: Graduate U of U, Undergraduate U of U Language(s) of Instruction: Japanese
Minimum Language Prerequisite: Advanced English Language Fluency, Beginning Host Language Badge Opportunities: Language Immersion
Eligibility: Course Prerequisite(s), Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18, OPEN to ALL Majors Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Post-Decision Health Assessment, Pre & Post Commitments
Program Description:

Intensive Japanese Language in Osaka, Japan

DESCRIPTIONSU15 Japan Language

Students will take courses at Shitennoji University in Habikino City, an area of Osaka, Japan. The curriculum consists of 6 weeks of intensive study of Japanese language and culture. Courses in spoken and written Japanese are offered at all levels, and students are in class 15-20 hours a week. In addition, the program includes several cultural events including flower arrangement, tea ceremony, and calligraphy. Communication and activities with local students will be arranged. Optional excursions to important cultural sites in Japan are available at an additional cost. Students who travel outside the program will do so at their own expense. The program director will be available to advise students on independent travel arrangements and historic and cultural sites to visit. 

ACADEMICS

  • Available credit(s): 6-8 credits
  • Applicants are required to enroll in 2 of the program courses
    • Please consult with your Faculty Director and Academic Advisor to determine course enrollment
  • Click on the Courses Offered link above for more information, including prerequisites
    • Please note: Japanese language classes for fourth-year students will only be offered if there is sufficient demand. Students who wish to enroll in these courses should consult with their Faculty Director and/or Learning Abroad coordinator to determine the availability of these courses. 

EXCURSIONS

  • Possible excursions may include:
    • Visits to important cultural sites in Osaka City, Kyoto, and Nara

LEARNING ABROAD BADGES

In addition to taking classes, students enrich their time abroad by participating in Learning Abroad Badge opportunities such as, Career Development, Language Immersion, Research Experience, and Community Engagement:
Badge Opportunities
The Learning Abroad Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above are included in this program. Some programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options.  Students interested in earning multiple Learning Abroad Badges can participate in the Global U Program and receive special recognition at graduation.

This program automatically earns the Language Immersion Badge:
  • As part of the program, students concentrate on improving language skills and understanding the interaction between culture and language.  
  • Students will have the opportunity to practice using these skills in a variety of authentic and challenging settings.

FACULTY DIRECTOR

  • Yoko Azuma
    • Associate Instructor of World Languages and Cultures 
    • College of Humanities
    • y.azuma@utah.edu

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • See Housing Type(s) above
  • Participants are required to use the program housing facilities
  • Housing is included in the program cost

FINANCES

  • Click on the Budget Sheet link above for information about ESTIMATED costs
  • Participants should read the full Withdrawal Penalty Policy BEFORE applying
  • Scholarships are available for Degree-Seeking, University of Utah students
  • Financial Aid might apply, visit your Financial Aid Counselor for more information

LEARNING ABROAD HANDBOOK

The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's eligibility requirements, financial policies, conduct standards, administrative procedures, academic expectations, as well as visa and passport guidelines for Learning Abroad Programs. ALL participants are subject to the rules and regulations in the Learning Abroad Handbook. It is every participant's responsibility to read the Learning Abroad Handbook and contact Learning Abroad with any questions.



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