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Courses at the School in Japan

Students will take Japanese language courses at our partner institution, International Christian University (ICU).  The courses taken will depend on the students' level, according to the table below:

Language
Background

Fall Winter Spring

Level 2 completed

Intensive Level 3 (2 units)

Four 70 min classes, five days per week

Cultural Portfolio(1 unit)

Three classes per week, incl. in the above 20

Advanced Japanese (2 units)

Nine 70 min classes per week (reading, speaking, aural, writing)

J/E (.75 units)

Cultural Portfolio (.25 units)

One class hour per week, in addition to the above

Three classes per week, incl. in the above 20

Advanced Japanese 2 (1.25 units)

Six 70 min classes per week (reading, speaking, aural, writing)

J/E (.75 units)

J/E (.75 units)

Research Project (.25 units)

Research and presentation related to cultural portfolio OR J/E course.

Language School Level 3 completed

Advanced Japanese (2 units)

Nine 70 min classes per week (reading, speaking, aural, writing)

Cultural Portfolio (1 unit)

Three classes per week, in addition to the above

Adv. Reading (1.25 units)

Six 70 min classes per week

J/E (.75 units)

J/E (.75 units)

Cultural Portfolio (.25 units)

One class hour per week, in addition to the above

Advanced Japanese 2 (1.25 units)

Six 70 min classes per week (reading, speaking, aural, writing)

J/E (.75 units)

J/E (.75 units)

Research Project (.25 units)

Research and presentation related to cultural portfolio OR J/E course.

Co-Curricular Activities for both levels

Weekend trip to Kyoto

Day trip to Nikko

Research Forum

University courses (J, J/E or E/J) are available to program students during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters.  Students will work with our on-site director to determine their schedules on-site.  Courses that are taught solely in English (E) may also be available upon consultation, especially to majors in those departments, though some work may be required in Japanese.