Study Abroad in Japan!

Aichi Shukutoku University is offering an intensive program in Japanese language and culture in summer 2017 from June 26th to July 21st. They have decided to award one Ferris student a scholarship to participate in this program. The scholarship will cover the in-country program cost and the accommodations during the 4 weeks. The program is not credit issuing, but the scholarship will allow for a student to study in Japan for a month, while only needing to pay for their airfare, meals, and personal expenses.

Overview of Program: 

The program has 3 levels: survival, elementary, and intermediate. Survival Japanese is for those who have never learned Japanese before. The other 2 levels are designed to meet the needs of those who have some experience learning Japanese, but are not quite ready to use it practically. Participates in Survival Japanese will learn the very basic phrases of Japanese necessary to “survive” in a short stay in Japan. Participants in the other 2 levels will enhance their knowledge of Japanese language and improve both their listening and speaking skills. Through hands-on workshops in shodo (calligraphy), ikebana (flower arrangement), and togei (ceramics) participants will increase their understanding of Japanese culture and find its charm. Some networking events and Nagoya city tour with ASU Japanese students is planned during the program and participants will have an opportunity to interact with Japanese students. A 2-day trip to Osaka (Universal Studios Japan and city tour) will also be part of the program.

Eligibility: 

Applicants must:

  • be those who are currently enrolled as a full time undergraduate or graduate student in their home countries
  • meet the language requirement as follows:
    • Applicants for Survival Japanese are preferably required to speak simple daily English if they are not native speakers of English
    • Applicants for Elementary and Intermediate Japanese must have learning experience of approximately 50 hours

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this program/scholarship, please submit a one-page personal statement on why you’d like to participate in this program and why you should be selected as well as a Study Abroad application to the Office of International Education by March 1st. The selected applicant will be notified by March 15th.

For more information, please contact Will Sartore at 231-591-2449 or via email at WilliamSartore@ferris.edu

Japan Study Abroad Flyer. Courtesy of the Office of International Education at Ferris State University.

Japan Study Abroad Flyer. Courtesy of the Office of International Education at Ferris State University.

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