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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer 10-Week
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 10-Week 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/23/2019 08/02/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

A&M Japan Language and Culture

Faculty Leaders

George Adams
Senior Lecturer, Japanese
georgeadams@tamu.edu

Yuki Waugh
Instructional Assistant Professor, Japanese
ywaugh@tamu.edu

Study Abroad Advisor

Erin Kibler
ekibler@tamu.edu

Harajuku Sake Barrells

Ueno Zoo

Summer Semester 2019
Tokyo, Japan
May 23 - August 2, 2019

 
About 
 
This summer 10-week program is the perfect opportunity for students who have a strong interest in Japanese language and culture. Students will be able to take a full academic year of Japanese at either the intermediate or upper level during this program. During summer session I, students will take their respective level of Japanese language (201 or 301) and JAPN 484: internship. This is an English internship at Kyorin University. Project GO awardees will not take INTS 484 and instead will take JAPN 491. During summer session II, students will then take their respective level of Japanese language (202 or 302) and JAPN 325: Japanese Language and Culture through Manga. 

When not in the classroom, students will engage in Japanese culture through organized program cultural excursions and site visits. Some of the places students can visit Asakusa and Senso-ji, Kamakura and the Great Buddha, Akihabara, The Ghibli Museum, Harajuku, and many more. In addition, there will be a four-day break between semesters during which students will be encouraged to explore other parts of Japan.
 
Credit 
 
All students are required to take at minimum a  total of 12 credit hours (depending on Japanese language) to participate on this program. JAPN 491 may be substituted for INTS 484 for Project GO scholarship recipients. 
  • JAPN 201: Intermediate Japanese I (4 cr.)
  • JAPN 301: Upper Level Japanese I (3 cr.)
  • JAPN 325: Japanese Language and Culture through Manga (3 cr.) (All students take)
  • JAPN 202: Intermediate Japanese II (4 cr.)
  • JAPN 302: Upper Level Japanese (3 cr.)
  • INTS 484: Internship (3 cr.) - All students except Project GO
  • JAPN 485: Directed Studies (3 cr.)
  • JAPN 491: Research (3 cr.) - Project GO only

Eligibility
  • Open to ALL majors with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Approval of faculty
  • Must attend ALL program-specific orientations
  • Students must have completed or tested out of JAPN 102 by the start of the program
 
Cost
 
Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) - billed to University Account $7,200
Lodging, Excursions, and Group Meals $5,900  
In-Country Transportation $400  
Study Abroad Admin Fee $400  
Misc $110  
Insurance $90  
Faculty Expenses $300  
Estimated Additional Expensese - not included in Program Fee $7,645+
Tuition and fees (depends on each student's course load in Japan)* $4,300  
International Airfare $2,100  
Travel Documents (passport and visa - if needed) $145  
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $1,000+  
Textbooks and Supplies $100  
Personal Spending Varies  
Total Estimated Cost $14,845+
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

Additional Information 

Program Courses

Students should meet with their academic advisors to ensure they meet eligibility requirements and that the courses are degree applicable.

 
Funding

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding or visit for walk-in advising. 

 
Scholarships
 
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13

 
Financial Aid
 
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/

Program Payment

Please plan accordingly as the Program Fee listed on the brochure will be due in full the terms prior to program departure (e.g. fall and spring for summer programs). The Program Fee is billed by the Study Abroad Programs Office in 3 payments: 
  1. $400 non-refundable Confirmation Payment
  2. $1,000 Program Deposit
  3. Remaining Program Balance
Note: additional expenses are due the terms prior to program departure (e.g. international airfare and travel documents).