Fall semester (mid-September to early February), fall semester with cultural practicum (mid-September to mid-March), spring semester with intensive language (late-February to late-July), & full academic year (mid-September to late July)
Program sponsor: Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) & Earlham College
Eligibility: Preference is given to students who will be participating in their third year of college. Selection is competitive and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. Some background in Japanese language required.
Application deadline: January 15
Established in 1963, the Japan Study program is one of the oldest and most comprehensive programs in educational exchange and development linking colleges and universities in the United States and Japan. Based at Earlham College, Japan Study links member colleges of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) and the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) with those of Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. Japan Study enables students to become international citizens as they explore Japan in depth, build language skills, and experience Japanese culture. Living with a Japanese family, taking courses at Waseda University, and participating in a cultural practicum/internship offer different windows for experiencing and understanding the complex society of contemporary Japan.