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Fact Sheet:
Advisor or Instructor: Rika Ito Field of Study: Japanese
Department: OFFC Course Number: 275
Language of Instruction: English Program Host: ACM
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

Eligibility: Sophomores, juniors and seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. No Japanese language study required for acceptance, but at least one semester or term of Japanese must be completed before departure.

Established in 1963, the Japan Study program is one of the oldest and most comprehensive programs in educational exchange and development linking colleges and universities in the United States and Japan. Based at Earlham College, Japan Study links member colleges of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) and the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) with those of Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.  Throughout its rich history, Japan Study has made important contributions toward fostering the growth of international and intercultural understanding among a significant number of Japanese and American students and faculty. Participants have gone on to distinguished careers in academics, industry, and governmental and non-governmental organizations. They play important roles in a wide range of settings linking Japan, the United States, and the rest of the world.  Japan Study enables students to become international citizens as they explore Japan in depth, build language skills, and experience Japanese culture. Living with a Japanese family, taking courses at Waseda University, and participating in a cultural practicum/internship offer different windows for experiencing and understanding the complex society of contemporary Japan.  Students choose from several extended fall semester or full academic year options.

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This is a list of pre-approved GE credits.  If you want other courses to
be considered for GE credit, contact your St. Olaf Program Adviser:


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring with Interim 2017-2018 02/27/2017
03/16/2017 TBA TBA
Year 2017-2018 02/27/2017
03/16/2017 TBA TBA
Spring with Interim 2018-2019 12/15/2017
01/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fall with Interim 2018-2019 12/15/2017
01/15/2018 TBA TBA
Year 2018-2019 12/15/2017
01/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fall with Interim 2017-2018 03/01/2018 03/22/2018 TBA TBA

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