Critical Language Scholarship Program | Okayama, Japan

Okayama, Japan

Program Dates:

June 14 - August 06, 2021

Hosting Institution:

Okayama University

Program Overview

The CLS Program’s virtual programming in 2021 comprises approximately 20 hours of language activities per week, including:

  • 10 hours of face-to-face (synchronous) small group class
  • 10-15 hours of synchronous and asynchronous activities:
    • Individual feedback sessions with instructors
    • Asynchronous instruction, such as reviewing video recordings
    • Cultural activities
    • Individual and group homework assignments
    • Directed independent study
    • Regular meetings with a language partner for conversation practice

The Japanese program is hosted by Okayama University (OU), which follows the footsteps of educational heritage of the Shizutani-school, the oldest school in Japan built for citizens by the Lord of Okayama in the Edo Period. In 2014, OU was selected for the Top Global University Project by the Japanese government in recognition of its innovative leadership in internationalization. You can find out more about OU and Okayama on Okayama University’s website.