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University Study in Japan—Kyushu University

  • City: Fukuoka
  • Term: Academic Year
  • Instruction in: English and Japanese
  • Requirements: Students must be a Junior or Senior by program start date
  • Students interested in: Asian Languages and Cultures; Japanese Language

With over 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students at Kyushu University, visiting students will participate in the Japan in Today’s World program, a diverse and challenging introduction to contemporary Japanese society, culture, and language. Individuals with demonstrated linguistic proficiency may enroll in general university courses taught in Japanese. Students may also conduct an optional year-long research project in the humanities or sciences. The curriculum includes rigorous Japanese language training from beginning to advanced levels, as well as pre-determined elective courses taught in English, such as Japanese literature, history, international relations, economics, East Asian relations, and popular culture. Students can earn 12-18 credits. A variety of excursions to historical and cultural sites in the region are offered. Students can also participate in a wide range of campus clubs and activities. Students stay in an international student dormitory near campus. Each room is furnished and includes a bathroom, refrigerator, air conditioning and heating.