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  • Locations: Akita, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Mason applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate):
2.5
Language of Instruction:
English, Japanese
Housing:
Campus Housing
Number of Credits Offered:
6
Eligible Population: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Type of Program: Faculty-led
Language Courses Offered: Japanese
Program Description:
Akita

Japanese Language in Akita

Experience Japanese language and culture this summer during our six-week program at Akita International University! Mason Study Abroad is happy to announce the summer Japanese language program with one of our bilateral exchange partners, Akita International University. Heading up to Akita prefecture in northern Japan, this summer's program is open to all levels of Japanese language learners from absolute beginners to more intermediate students. 

Program Details

Seeking Credits for the Following:

Undergraduate:
  • Japanese (JAPA) 110: Elementary Japanese
  • Japanese (JAPA) 210: Intermediate Japanese
  • Japanese (JAPA) 250: Gateway to Advanced Japanese
  • Japanese (JAPA) 330: Advanced Reading and Speaking I
  • Japanese (JAPA) 331: Advanced Reading and Speaking II
Class level will be determined by placement exam taken after arrival in Akita. More information on Academics and the Calendar can be found here.

Eligibility

This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at George Mason University, who have a meet the GPA requirement, and who will have completed at two semesters  at Mason by the time of application. No prior Japanese language is necessary; beginners are welcome. Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate that their English language is at a level which is required by AIU. Acceptable minimum qualifications are IELTS 5.0, TOEFL 500 (PBT) 61 (iBT), TOEIC 630.

Housing

Furnished student dormitories on campus. Students may be placed with international or Japanese roommates.

Program Cost (Summer 2017): $5188

Included:
  • Tuition (6 credits)
  • Administrative services in Japan and Mason
  • Meals in campus cafeteria
  • Accommodations
  • Excursions, cultural workshops, and activities
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • International Emergency Insurance
Not Included:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Personal spending
  • Personal transportation

Excursions

Program includes excursions to Oga Peninsula, a famous tourist destination in northern Japan, and Kakunodate, an ancient castle town where historic samurai mansions have been preserved. Kakunodate has also been referred to as "Little Kyoto," due to its traditional atmosphere.

Contact Information

Program Officer

Dianna Leonard
dleonar7@gmu.edu
703-993-3604

Academic Director

Kathryn Hemmann
khemmann@gmu.edu
703-993-1220



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/12/2017
**
Rolling Admission 06/12/2017 07/21/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.