Location: Online, Virtual
School: Georgia Institute of Technology
Dates of Program: May 15, 2021 - July 20, 2021
Program Type: Summer Study Abroad
Program Level: Year 3 ,
|Number of Classroom Hours per week||19|
|Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week||8-10|
|Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week||3-5|
|Number of Hours of Other Activities per week||10|
*Note - Textbooks are subject to change
UPDATE: This program has transitioned from domestic to online programming. Please reach out to the Project GO institutional contact listed below for any specific questions regarding the program or this change.
Program Website: Language for Business and Technology: Japan
All Project GO programs provide funding for:
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.
Description: Via the COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) program, participants will interact with Japanese University students to discuss global issues such as our “new normal” during/after the pandemic and topics related to the UN’s SDGs (sustainable developmental goals). One-on-one conversation and tutoring sessions with University students will help students reflect on and improve their conversation skills. Materials for lessons in calligraphy and origami will be delivered to your door so that you can experience hands-on learning during live streaming from an experienced instructor. Other cultural activities will include movie nights followed by discussions with overseas Japanese peers; virtual tours of Tokyo, including the Asakusa-Kannon Temple, Tokyo Skytree, and the Asahi Beer Head Office, in which you will be able to speak to your Jinrikisha driver in Japanese; and a variety of excursions, such as the locally guided Hiroshima Peace Tour; the South Kagoshima Tour to visit Samurai residences in Chiran, Iwo-jima, and the Hamada Tea Factory. Through the wonders of technology, students will experience climbing Mt. Fuji to watch the sunrise from the most beautiful spot in Japan and enjoy sites tourists rarely visit, such as Japan's Sulfur Islands.
We will also take advantage of the large Japanese business community in Atlanta for guest speakers to provide a professional perspective on Japan-U.S. business relations and answer career-related questions on proficiency in Japanese language and culture.
Watch the Japan LBAT (2015) Student Video to learn more about the program.
Prerequisite: Completion of 2nd-year Japanese (JAPN 2002) prior to start date. Students who have not completed 2nd-year Japanese may contact [email protected] for a placement test.
Host Institutions: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) and Sophia University in Tokyo
Courses: Students will take the following third-year Japanese courses:
Application Deadline: January 13, 2021
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:
Prior to the scholarship application deadline, students only need to complete the online Project GO scholarship application. Students are also highly encouraged, but not required, to schedule a phone interview by emailing [email protected].Following the scholarship selection process, students who are awarded a scholarship by Georgia Tech will be given instructions on how to complete the separate application process to the correct Georgia Tech study abroad program.
Name: Neta Kanny
Email Address: [email protected]
Thank you very much.