Non-USC-Affiliated Japan Study Abroad Programs
Kansai Gaidai University
Kansai Gaidai University, located in Osaka, provides Asian Studies Program, a one-year study, with students from abroad. The program provides students with an opportunity to study and obtain a practical knowledge of the culture and language of Japan.
Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies
The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies provides an intensive 10-month training program in advanced Japanese for a select number of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students.
CET Kyoto Japanese Language and Internship Program
CET provides an excellent opportunity for students wishing to study Japanese language and learn about the Japanese workplace. Program features include:
- Small, intensive language classes for all language levels, beginning through high advanced
- Internships for intermediate and advanced students
- Homestays for all students
- Extracurricular activities and excursions throughout the Kansai area
- Qualified Resident Director on site year-round
Waseda University Short-term Japanese Program
Short-term Japanese Program is organized and run by the center for Japanese Language Waseda University. The goal of this 3week or 6week program is to cultivate students’ overall Japanese language ability. Through the classes provided in different levels, students can study Japanese language according to their own abilities and goals.
Falcon / Cornell University
Cornell University offers its special intensive language program. FALCON students spend six hours a day, five days a week, for periods up to a full year, studying language only, and thus are able to complete as many as 1,200 hours of supervised classroom and laboratory work in one year (cited from FALCON Program).
Princeton in Ishikawa
Princeton in Ishikawa is an eight-week intensive Japanese language program, offering 2nd-, and 3rd-year Japanese courses in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Japan.
Harvard Summer Program in Kyoto, Japan
Students who study in the summer program based at Doshisha University encounter both modern and traditional Kyoto. Students take two courses. Noncredit Japanese language instruction with Doshisha staff is provided for students with no previous exposure to the Japanese language.
Hokkaido International Foundation Summer Programs
HIF has offered this eight-week summer program since 1986. It is an intensive, university level Japanese language study course that focuses on proficiency-oriented instruction. Homestay is a compulsory component of this program.
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