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NIHON UNIVERSITY | TOKYO, JAPAN
Program Term: Summer
Nihon University is one of Japan's largest private universities and was founded in 1889. To the east of Shizuoka Prefecture, the Nihon-Mishima campus is located in clear sight of Mt. Fuji and at the base of the Izu Peninsula which is famous for its hot spring resorts. Including a popular shrine, Mishima is an historical town, one of the key waystations for travelers on the ancient Tokaido Road from Edo to Kyoto that today is just an hour west from Tokyo.
This modern university campus, home to some of the friendliest students in Japan, is a short walk from the train station. Recently opened in 2012, a major new building serves as a second convenient site right by the Shinkansen (hi-speed train) terminal. This program offers SUMMER term only for students seeking to take Japanese language and cultural studies courses.
JAPANESE LANGUAGE & JAPAN STUDIES PROGRAM (JLSP): In the JLSP program, international exchange students undergo intensive Japanese language and cultural education. The program offers 3 academic areas: 1.) Japanese Language (elementary-advanced), 2.) Japan Studies (taught in English), and 3.) Intercultural Experience Subject.
JAPANESE LANGUAGE: These courses are offered in elementary through advanced levels and aim to raise students' Japanese language reading/writing/listening/speaking proficiency. Students study in small classes for 150 hours during the term.
JAPAN STUDIES: These courses are taught in English and are aimed at helping students enhance their knowledge of Japanese culture and society. Students attend lectures and participate in discussions on Japanese culture, economy, politics, and other topics. Through hands-on experiences such as practicing Kendo, tea ceremony, and other traditional Japanese activities, students are able to further deepen their understanding of Japanese culture.
INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCE: The goal of this course is to encourage students to acquire the sense of intercultural literacy as well as global perspective by interacting with their surroundings. The Intercultural Experience component is targeted at raising the awareness of students' views on Japanese issues, their own culture, and giving students new perspectives through the opportunity to experience actual local life in Japan by means of one of the following activities: 1.) Visit to Life Safety Learning Center, 2.)Study Tour to Japanese temples and historical landmarks, and 3.) Seeing a Kabuki Performance.
- Summer JLSP Term: mid-May - late July
- Dates are tentative. See dates listed at the top of the page and contact your Education Abroad Advisor for specifics.
- Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for the program.
- Additionally, students must have taken classes at Kent State University for at least one semester before applying, i.e. students must have a Kent State GPA.
- Priority is given to students with the Japanese Language minor
The Nihon University campus where JLSP is held is located in Kanda Jinbocho (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), a central area for Japanese business and commerce. The Nippon Budokan, Yasukuni Shrine and other well-known sites are located nearby. Moreover, the campus is optimally located for accessing the main areas of Tokyo, with Tokyo Dome, Korakuen amusement park, and Shinjuku-Fukutoshin sub-center located only 10-15 minutes away by train.
JLSP students are provided with meals and dormitory accommodations (approximately 30 minutes by train from campus). Accommodations include furniture, bath, shower, telephone, and Wifi. Living expenses in Japan, while differing from person to person, are approximately $1,000 per month and include housing and most all meals.
COSTS & TUITION
- Tuition: OH-resident / Non-resident KSU tuition (12.0 credits)
- Housing & Meals: $2,000/month
- Train Pass: $100.00
- Books & Supplies: $50.00
- Flight: purchased independently by student (est. $1,500)
- Admin fee: $100
FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
Financial aid and scholarships are applicable toward this program!
View a complete listing of available scholarships.
PROGRAM CONTACT:Education Abroad Advisor
Office of Global Education
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