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Boston University: Japanese (Study Abroad)

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Kyoto, Japan
Boston University
Dates of Program: 
May 25, 2017
July 21, 2017



Program Type: 
Summer Study Abroad
Program Level: 
Year 2
Year 3
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 2Year 3
Credits offered88
Number of Classroom Hours per week2020
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week2020
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week66

2nd year textbook: Genki II (The Japanese Times)

3rd year textbook: Tobira (Kuroshio)

Program Details: 

The 2nd year Japanese program Prerequisite is at least 1 year of college-level Japanese. Students will learn basic Japanese grammar utilizing the four lanagauge skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). Additionally, students will use authentic materials such as newsparer articles in order to develop overall abilitites in Japanese language.

The 3rd Year Japanese program Prerequisite is at least 2 years of college-level Japanese or the equivalent. The goal of the course is have command of intermediate-level grammar and volcabulary; understand spoken and written Japanese about a variety of topics and be able to express at the paragraph level.

All Project GO programs provide funding for:

  • Tuition/fees
  • Room and Board
  • Travel to/from study location
  • Books
  • Insurance
  • Visa

The following costs will not be included in Project GO Funding: personal spending money, personal travel, costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents.

Please Note: Project GO participants planning to travel abroad MUST have a valid U.S. passport in their possession no later than 90 days before anticipated travel date. Many destinations require student visas, which take additional processing time. For further information, visit our FAQs.

Additional Details: 

This program is pending approval by BU Study Abroad. As a contingency plan, you should consider BU's domestic 12-week second-year Japanese program.

BU's second-year Japanses program is hosted by the Kyoto Consortium for Japanses Studies (KCJS) and is centrally located in Kyoto on the Imadegawa campus of Doshisha University, bounded on the south by the Imperial Palace grounds, and to the northeast by Shokokuji temple. KCJS students have two housing options: a Japanese homestay or studio apartment. All housing is off campus, so you will commute to Doshisha University via public transportation. Students will receive a stipend to cover the cost of transportation to and from the university.

Application Deadline: 
January 17, 2017
Separate application?: 
Yes. Students interested in participating and receiving funding for this program must complete multiple applications. Please view application details below or contact the program coordinator for further information.
How to Apply: 

1. Students will complete and submit the Project GO Common Application, fall transcript,  the Commander's Letter of Recommendation, and a Letter of Recommendation from current Japanese professor.

2. If selected for the scholarship, students will then be instructed to complete a KCJS application.

3. Admitted scholarship awardees will be notified by February 17th.

4. PGO-BU will offer a12-week domestic scholarship to any non-selected nominee.

Thank you very much.