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Spend the summer learning Japanese in Osaka and be amazed by how much progress you make. Study in small classes with dedicated instructors, perfect for learning a language. And because Osaka has fewer English speakers than other Japanese cities, you have plenty of opportunities to practice what you learn in the classroom in real-world settings.
Coursework & Syllabi
You take one comprehensive course that offers an intensive exploration of the Japanese language. Your level is determined by your previous experience and the on-site placement test.
You are placed into a 4-credit language course that offers intensive instruction with small class sizes and out-of-class learning and assignments for real-world practice. Each course is equivalent to one semester of college-level Japanese. Your course focuses on language development for success in life in Osaka and further studies.
Intensive Japanese Studies
In just four weeks, you dedicate sixty hours to intensive language learning—that includes in-class lessons that drill you on grammar and vocabulary and field-based learning that has you speaking Japanese with locals. Take a break from homework to try your hand at calligraphy or watch a Japanese movie with friends. And whether you’re an absolute beginner, intermediate learner, or even have a little self-taught instruction under your belt, we have a class for you.
Practice in the Real World
Osaka becomes an extension of your classroom on a CET program. Faculty and on-site staff take you into the city to give you opportunities to put your Japanese language skills to use in real-life settings. You might:
You share a furnished room and bathroom in an apartment or sharehouse with another CET student. A group leader or resident advisor lives in each house with students and facilitates regular activities. Residences have varying layouts, but you always have peers and staff around to cook a quick dinner with or run through Japanese vocabulary with you before your next quiz.
Experience College Life
Learning to share a space with new people and live without the comforts of home is a big adjustment. And on top of tackling college coursework, a foreign culture, and a new language…you’re in for a summer of learning. But with round-the-clock support from on-site staff and your new community abroad, you’ll go home ready to take on any challenge that comes your way.
Eating in Osaka
All meals are included in your program fee, giving you ample opportunity to explore the wide variety of Japanese cuisine with your group. Stop at a convenience store with your group and grab breakfast on your way to class. Try out the campus cafeteria for lunch. Then, learn why Osaka is called “the nation’s kitchen” when you go out to dinner with your group for takoyaki. When you’re working on your final project for class, stay in and cook a meal at home with your housemates and group leader.
Osaka offers an incredible Japanese experience. You live in a quiet residential neighborhood but have easy access to the bustling downtown—both of which serve as excellent places to practice your Japanese. Go souvenir shopping with your group for Kit-Kats in various Japanese flavors, stickers and pens galore, and tea-flavored everything. Try out takoyaki for your first taste of octopus. Go hiking in Minoh Park with your group for some fresh air and relaxation at the waterfall.
YOUR OSAKA Itinerary
Summers with CET are packed with classes, activities around the city, and even regional travel. These are a few highlights to give you a better idea of what your summer might look like outside the classroom.
Out and About
Participate in a tea ceremony on campus. Make your own instant ramen at the Instant Ramen Museum. Go to a manga café. Osaka offers endless opportunities to experience the many facets of Japanese culture with your group. On-site staff organize activities each week that give you plenty of stories to tell your friends back home when they ask what you did this summer.
See a New City
Enjoy worry-free travel with program-sponsored travel to Tokyo. Ride the Shinkansen (bullet train) into the city. People watch in Harajuku. Spend hours in the Akihabara district, shopping in the endless anime, manga, and video game market stalls. Visit the Meiji Shrine. See the ancient Buddhist temple at Sensō-ji in Asakusa. Eat traditional foods with your group and practice your Japanese in a different city.
2020 Summer Fees
2020 Summer Fees: $6,890
All of your classes and course materials are included with your tuition.
All of your meals are included with your program fees. For off-campus meals, we provide you with a food stipend.
We arrange for you to live with other CET students in an apartment or sharehouse. On-site staff live in the same building for round-the-clock support.
We are your support network. From pre-departure questions to academic support to emergency management, we’ve got your back.
You’re provided with a comprehensive insurance plan through GeoBlue. It even includes evacuation coverage for individual medical emergencies.
The activities and excursions that we arrange are included in your program fee. All you need to do is remember to bring your camera!
You’ll receive an official transcript from Dickinson College at the end of the program… the icing on the cake for your college applications.
For CET high school and pre-college programs, you must:
- Be between ages 15-18
- Be a rising junior or senior in high school, or a recent graduate not yet enrolled in a college or university degree program
Competitive applicants are motivated high school students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. However, admission decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, so students with lower GPAs are still encouraged to apply.
Complete the application through your online CET account. This is a brief form that asks for basic information and has a few short answer questions about why you want to study abroad.
Your online CET account has specific instructions for submitting an official transcript.
Use the link in your online account to send a recommendation request to one of your current or previous instructors. If you already have language experience, your recommendation should come from a previous Japanese instructor.
Price Subject to Change:
CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control.