Overview

Spend the summer learning Japanese in Osaka and be amazed by how much progress you make. Study in small classes with dedicated instructors, perfect for learning a language. Osaka offers plenty of opportunities to practice what you learn in the classroom in real-world settings. 

 

With its rich culture, reputation as being “the nation’s kitchen,” and a friendly population, Osaka is the perfect city to dive into Japanese language study. Improve your language skills by studying 15 hours of Japanese each week, while also enjoying day trips, cultural activities, and a weekend trip to Tokyo. 

 

Day Trips and Activities

 

Group leaders organize regular activities in and around Osaka. Design your own ramen cup at the Instant Ramen Museum. Go to a manga café. Participate in a tea ceremony on campus. Hike in Minoh Park with your group for some fresh air and relaxation at the waterfall. Visit a Buddhist monastery in Arashiyama and practice the art of Zen meditation.

Enjoy program-sponsored travel to Tokyo. Ride the Shinkansen (bullet train) into the city. People watch in Harajuku. Spend hours in the Akihabara district, shopping in the endless anime, manga, and video game market stalls. Visit the Meiji Shrine. Take part in a traditional crafts workshop and learn from a skilled artist. See the ancient Buddhist temple at Sensō-ji in Asakusa. Eat traditional foods with your group and practice your Japanese in a different city.

 

Coursework

Japanese Language: Beginning or Intermediate levels available. 60 hours. Taught in Japanese. 

Students in the Intensive Language program are placed in the appropriate language course based on pre-departure and on-site skills assessments. This course covers: Japanese grammar and vocabulary; written and spoken language, both formal and informal; strategies that allow you to acquire communicative competence through a variety of concrete tasks both inside and outside of the classroom.

 

Housing & Meals

You share a furnished room and bathroom with another CET student in an apartment. A group leader or resident assistant lives in each house and facilitates regular activities. Residences have varying layouts, but you always have peers and staff around to help with your Japanese homework or watch the latest hit game show once you close your books for the night. All meals are included in your program fee. Stop at a convenience store with your group and grab breakfast on your way to class. Try out the campus cafeteria for lunch. Cook a quick dinner with your roommates in your apartment.

 

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