Sponsored by Nagoya Gakuin University, the Bowling Green State University summer study program in Japan offers students an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the Japanese language and culture. Lasting approximately one month from the end of June to the end of July, students will receive 6 language and culture credits.
Nagoya Gakuin University was founded in 1887 as an English language school in Nagoya City and later moved to its current location in Seto City in 1964 with expanded departments. Seto City, is located in the hills of central Japan 30 minutes from Nagoya City and is famous for its ceramics.
During the program, students will attend Japanese language classes in the morning and culture classes in the afternoon Monday through Friday. Some of the Japanese culture classes include Ceramics, Calligraphy, Intercultural Communication, Sumo (traditional sport), Japanese religion, Japanese plays, Ikebana (flower arrangement), etc. In addition to classes, a variety of field trips and excursions are planned throughout the program. Students will visit shrines, temples, museums, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, etc.
While students will be housed in the university dormitory of Nagoya Gakuin University for the majority of their stay in Japan, they will experience a short home-stay with a Japanese family. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get a first-hand glimpse of a Japanese household.
The program is open to students who have completed at least the elementary level of Japanese language class or demonstrate its equivalent Japanese proficiency.
For application materials, contact:
Akiko Kawano Jones Department of German, Russian and East Asian Languages Bowling Green State University 419.372.7136 email@example.com