Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Japanese Language & Culture Experience - Fall Semester 2012

Japanese Language and Culture Experience
Fall semester 2012 study abroad in Japan, taking place two-weeks prior to the beginning of fall semester classes.

This honors seminar and study abroad experience is designed to give students basic Japanese language skills and introduce them to the cultural and professional environment of Japan.  In today’s global economy, it is essential for young professionals to understand the impact of cultural differences on business and industry.  The course will take place in over a two-week period.  It will consist of 36 hours of language instruction as well as daily site visits to companies and historical and cultural sites in Japan.

The University of Cincinnati has offered an International Co-op Program (ICP) in since the mid-1990’s.  Through this program students complete over 300 hours of Japanese instruction followed by a capstone six-month co-op experience in Japan.  The decision to participate in the ICP is a tremendous investment with a variety of “unknowns”.  This study tour program is designed to give co-op students a small taste of the Japanese language as well as ’s history and culture in a protected environment.  Students will also have the opportunity to visit ICP employers and meet with ICP students currently co-oping in Japan.

For many students, this study tour will be their first exposure to a foreign country.  After this first exposure, some may decide to pursue a longer study abroad or co-op in , or another location, later in their studies. 

Application required. Deadline – January 2, 2012.  Although this program is facilitated by University Honors, UC undergraduates who are not in the UHP are welcome and encouraged to apply, provided the student has a cumulative university GPA of 3.4 or above (graduate students and alumni not eligible).

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