Osaka, Japan

Osaka, Japan

Date Range: End of May to Early July

For study abroad approval please contact: Professor Shoji Azuma


Go to the Learning Abroad program page for application information.


Participants will study at Shitennoji University in Osaka, Japan. Shitennooji is a private, liberal arts college located in the city of Habikino, with a population of 120,000 in the scenic southeast of Osaka. Kyoto, the ancient capitol of Japan is within an hour and a half via train.Students will take courses at Shitennoji University in Japan. The curriculum consists of 5 weeks of intensive study of Japanese language and culture. Language courses are offered at all levels. Students are in class 15- 20 hours a week. Courses in spoken and written Japanese are offered. In addition, the program includes a variety of cultural events, such as an introduction to the tea ceremony, flower arrangement and calligraphy. Communication and activities with local students will be arranged. Optional excursions to important cultural sites in Japan are available at an additional cost. Students who travel outside the program will do so at their own expense. The program director will be available to advise students on independent travel arrangements and historic and cultural sties to visit. Participants must attend pre-departure orientations held to provide program and cultural information. Participants will be contacted when these are arranged. At these meetings you will receive course information and travel details, as well as meet others in the group.