Japanese

Imagine taking in one of Kyoto's 17 World Heritage sites, or soak in one of Hakone's serene natural hot springs. Picture yourself shopping for eccentric fashion, vintage kimonos, or traditional crafts on Tokyo's bustling streets. You can do all of this and more while studying abroad and improving your language skills through study abroad!   

In an increasingly global society, proficiency in a foreign language is a highly demanded skill. Take the knowledge, vocab, and grammar you’ve learned in the classroom and use it in real world situations and rapidly improve your proficiency. Expand your appreciation of culture and language by interning, volunteering or studying abroad in Japan.

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Academic Advice

  • Department input requested
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

Restrictions

  • No restrictions have been identified by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures. 
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months prior to departing for your program.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and external options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students are also able to fulfill General Education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.

Scholarship Opportunties

Japan Bridging Foundation Scholarship

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other external options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Faculty-Led

Multi-City

Japanese Theater & Language

   

Partnership

Tokyo

International Christian University

 

Partnership

Beppu

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

External Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Affiliate

Hikone

Japan Center for Michigan Universities

External

Tokyo

IES Tokyo - Language & Culture

   

External

Akita

KEI- Japan: Akita

External

Tokyo

ISA- Japanese Language & East Asia Studies

 

External

Kyoto

CIS- Semester in Japan

 

External

Osaka

USAC- Study Abroad in Osaka/Kobe, Japan

 

External

Tokyo

KCP International - Japanese Language School

External

Kyoto

Athena - Kyoto Study Abroad

External

Tokyo

CIEE - Arts & Sciences

 

External

Nagasaki

USAC-Study Abroad in Nagasaki, Japan

 

Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution or University

Varies

Varies

Internships Abroad

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. For more information email Department Contact below.

Department Contact

Jeremy Robinson 
robinjer@gvsu.edu 
(616) 331-8907
Modern Languages and Literatures