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The Japanese Language

Japan has been known for decades as one of the world's cultural, technological, and economic hubs and has long drawn students fascinated with the country's combination of millennia old traditions and stunning modern prowess across countless different fields. Learning Japanese offers not only the opportunity to experience firsthand the beautiful culture and people of this island nation, but to build a career around its long-standing social and economic importance worldwide.

The Japanese language will give you a competitive edge among Americans seeking to engage in East Asia's booming global market. Furthermore, Japanese language proficiency and cultural knowledge will give you the ability to form successful cross-cultural partnerships with Japanese people and in fields of study as diverse as architecture, politics, medicine, and literature.

Program Sites

Okayama, Japan
Okayama University
Jun 14, 2021 - Aug 06, 2021

Previous Institutes

Featured Alumni Profiles

Erik Hornberger
Japanese 2013
Himeji, Japan
Tristan Hilderbrand
Japanese 2017
Hikone, Japan
Bridget O'Connor
Japanese 2019
Okayama, Japan

Japanese Stories

Announcing the CLS 2021 Finalists

The CLS Program is pleased to announce the results of its 2021 summer competition. We applaud all applicants for the 2021 CLS Program for their commitment to language learning and congratulate the finalists and alternates selected from this impressive pool of students.

Finalists for the...

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Posted March 03, 2021