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  • Locations: Hokkaido, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

Please contact Emory College Study Abroad for more information.
Program Description:

Overview

 

Overview

The Hokkaido International Foundation (HIF) Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program is a university-level intensive summer course that focuses on proficiency-oriented instruction. The program aims to help participants acquire or improve communication skills in all aspects of Japanese language. HIF's intensive summer program, consisting of well-planned compulsory and optional classes and activities, will help students to develop comprehensive skills. Students spend a total of 130 hours in language classes (Basic Japanese Classes and Project Work), the equivalent of two semesters of language study at most universities. Past participants have found this program to be highly demanding, as they needed to study for at least 3 hours per day on their own to manage homework, assignments, quizzes, weekly tests, midterms, and final exams and to participate adequately in class. Hakodate is located in Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan.
 

Location

 

Location

  • Hokkaido is a rural town in northern Japan
  • The summer weather is mild and cool, unlike southern Japanese cities and towns
  • Hokkaido has repeatedly been chosen as a top tourist destination in Japan
  • Climb up Mt. Hakodate for a spectacular view of Hokkaido
  • Population: 300,000
 

Application Process

 

Application Process

Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 15.  The application deadline is February 1.  Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible, as some programs reach capacity by the end of January.

Please note:  In addition to completing the Emory College Study Abroad online application, you must complete a secondary application for this program.
 
Acceptance Process: This program accepts applications on a rolling basis.
 

Dates

 

Dates

June 14 - August 11, 2018 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)
 

Eligibility

 

Eligibility

  • Students must meet the regular Emory College Study Abroad eligibility requirements in addition to the following program-specific requirements:
    • Visiting students from other institutions are welcome to apply
    • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
    • One year of Japanese language
 
 

Academics

 

Academics

Courses: Program participants take two Japanese language courses for a total of eight Emory credit hours. All students must meet with Dr. Seth Goss in the Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures for academic advising prior to application.

JPN 201: Intermediate Japanese I
Description: 4 credit hours.

JPN 202: Intermediate Japanese II
Description: 4 credit hours.

JPN 301: Advanced Conversation and Composition I
Description: 4 credit hours.

JPN 302: Advanced Conversation and Composition II
Description: 4 credit hours.

JPN 401: Advanced Language and Cultural Studies I
Description: 4 credit hours

JPN 402: Advanced Language and Cultural Studies II
Description: 4 credit hours
 

Housing

 

Housing

Accommodations are provided in local homestays. Host families volunteer to participate in the program not merely to accommodate students but also to help students practice their Japanese skills and deepen their understanding of Japanese culture. The homework and class topics are also expected to reflect their homestay experience.
 

Cost and Funding

 

Cost and Funding

A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheet

Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.
 

Policies

 

Policies

Each summer study abroad program will have at least one mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details.  Emory College Study Abroad will also offer a mandatory general pre-departure orientation in mid-April.

Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy
Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students  
 

Contacts

 

Contacts

Seth Goss
REALC
404-727-2167

Kate Dawson
Summer Study Abroad Advisor
Emory College Study Abroad
404-727-2240
kate.dawson@emory.edu



This program is currently not accepting applications.