Study abroad in Japan offers students a wonderful opportunity to study Japanese language and literature while experiencing the culture firsthand. Washington University sponsors overseas programs in Japanese at Waseda University and Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies.
Students can enroll in either of these programs for one semester, but it is highly recommended that students stay for a full academic year. Many of the students who spend a full academic year abroad are majoring in Japanese Language and Literature, East Asian Studies, or International Area Studies. However, students in Engineering, Fine Arts, pre-med, and Business have also participated in these programs.
Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (Yokohama, Japan)
The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC) offers an intensive, 10-month program of study in advanced spoken and written Japanese. A 7-week summer session is also available. For more information, click here.