|Partner Website:||Click to visit|
|Program Sponsor:||CET Academic Programs|
|Program Cost and Budget||
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2017||11/01/2016 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance into this program and will then need to complete post-decision materials prior to departing for the program.
|Experience Type:||Study Abroad||Area of Study:||Asian Studies, Business, History, Japanese Language, Japanese Studies, Media Arts and Studies, Sociology|
|Course Language:||English, Japanese||Minimum Language Requirement:||None|
|Housing Options:||Apartment(shared), Homestay||Eligibility:||1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate|
|Minimum GPA:||3||Student Type:||Both undergraduate and graduate students|
|Advisor:||http://www.uky.edu/international/the_team||UK Travel Medical Insurance:||Provided by program partner|
Intensive Japanese Language & Culture Studies in Osaka
This program is for students who are excited to make exceptional strides in their Japanese language skills. Every aspect of the program supports Japanese language learning—attending intensive classes, interviewing a street vendor for an assignment, chatting with a local roommate, or heading out for a night of karaoke singing. The program is open to Japanese language learners of all levels in the fall and spring. Summer term requires at least two semesters of previous Japanese language study.
Study Abroad in Osaka, Japan: Features
- Intensive Japanese language curriculum that completes the entire textbook in a term—typically 1 year of university-level language
- Based in Osaka, a vibrant and fun city known for its friendly people, good humor and great food
- Countless opportunities to explore Osaka—excursions, projects, clubs, activities
- Local roommates
- No language prerequisite for the fall and spring
- Summer is open to students with at least 2 semesters of previous Japanese language study
Students will earn transfer credit from CET and Osaka Gakuin University. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by CET and Osaka Gakuin University. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
- PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials.
- Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK.
- All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to CET. For the CET application, click the "Homepage" link at the top of this page.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
- Usually, financial aid (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
- UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs
- CET offers additional scholarships for participation on this program. Please visit the UK EA website for CET Scholarships for more information.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Cost and Budget" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website). Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
Passport & Visa Requirements
Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility, in Room 106 of Bowman's Den, accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
- U.S. Passport holders must obtain a visa for participation on this program. Please consult the Japanese Embassy or your Education Abroad Advisor for more information. Students should pay careful attention to the amount of time required to obtain a visa.
All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.
In support of the University of Kentucky's compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity within the UK Student body, UK Education Abroad encourages all students to apply for an education abroad program that best suits their academic and personal needs. For more information, please see our diversity abroad resources, here.
All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc.
For More Information
For additional information about the program, please contact:
EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall - Walk ins are welcome Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
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