Critical Language Scholarship Program | Japanese
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The Japanese Language

Requires Two Years of Prior Study

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

Dana Fager
Japanese 2011
Kyoto, Japan
Erik Hornberger
Japanese 2013
Himeji, Japan
Saumya Kini
Japanese 2010
Kyoto, Japan