In the fall semester, be a part of the campus community, just like the local students. Sell pancakes at the campus festival, check out the gym, or take a stroll around the beautiful grounds. In the spring semester, get out into the local community. Spend the weekend in a homestay with a local family or volunteer at a local elementary school.
Both semesters give you unique opportunities to experience Osaka and practice your Japanese with locals. If you’re having trouble deciding which semester is right for you, get the best of both worlds and stay for the full academic year!
You are placed into one of these courses:
JP113 Intensive Beginning Japanese
JP213 Intensive Intermediate Japanese
JP253 Intensive Intermediate High Japanese
JP413 Intensive Advanced Japanese
JP513 Intensive High Advanced Japanese
Each course includes a Japanese in Daily Life segment and a Language Project.
You select one to three host university electives. Electives come in many shapes and sizes, and are taught in Japanese or English. Options change from term to term. Some past courses:
Introduction to Japanese Literature
Japanese Business Culture & Practices
Japanese Culture & Society
Power of Japanese Pop Culture
1.5 to 3 credits each