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Fact Sheet:
Advisor or Instructor: Hiroe Akimoto Field of Study: Asian Studies, Business, Economics, Journalism, Media Studies, Social Sciences, Sociology
Department: OFFC Course Number: 196
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Program Host: Hokusei Gakuen University
Prerequisites: Japanese 232 Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Housing: Dorms, Host Family
Program Description:
Program Overview
The Hokusei program offers students in Asian and Japan Studies Concentration the opportunity to study abroad in Japan at a university in Sapporo, the capital of the most northern island of Japan, Hokkaido. The characteristics of the university are very similar to St. Olaf's mission; Christian faith is the base of the institution.  Students may go either for the fall semester or a whole year.  

The Hokusei program offers vigorous intensive Japanese language courses and various content courses on Japan taught in English, such as culture, history, sociology, economics, business, management, and journalism/mass media.  Students studying off-campus in the fall can bring up to 4.5 credits back to campus; students studying off-campus in the spring with interim can bring up to 5.5 credits back to campus.

Student Life
Students live in the city of Sapporo, a city with a population of 1.9 million.  Located on the island of Hokkaido, it provides a different cultural experience than mainland Japan.  While at the university, students can take advantage of the International Lounge and enjoy the beautiful lilac trees on campus. To hear more about student life, click here.  

Students will stay in a homestay or live in a dorm on campus.

Pre-Approved GE Credits
More information coming soon.  

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017-2018 02/27/2017
03/16/2017 09/04/2017 12/16/2017
Year 2017-2018 02/27/2017
03/16/2017 09/04/2017 06/16/2018
Fall 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/22/2018 TBA TBA
Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/22/2018 TBA TBA

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