For those of you looking for advanced language study options abroad, the Kyoto Consortium of Japanese Studies offers both advanced Japanese and Classical Japanese options for a six week summer program.
The Kyoto Consortium of Japanese Studies (KCJS) is pleased to announce the third year of its Summer Program in Advanced and Classical Japanese. In 2011, the program will begin on June 2 and end on July 15. This six-week program, held at Doshisha University in Kyoto, offers intensive training in advanced and classical Japanese for highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students who have completed three years of Japanese or the equivalent. Students enroll in either the advanced or the classical course, each of which carries eight points of credit on a Columbia University transcript upon completion.
Language instruction will be provided by the regular faculty of KCJS, which is now in its 22nd year as a highly successful junior-year-abroad program in Kyoto, and by visiting faculty from member schools of the KCJS consortium. Classes will be small, with 5-7 students in each of the four sections of modern Japanese, and an anticipated 8-12 in classical Japanese. Conversation partners will be arranged for students of modern Japanese to provide additional speaking practice. Field trips (including one overnight trip), guest lectures, and other activities that utilize Kyoto’s rich cultural resources complement classroom instruction.
Students live in apartments near the campus arranged by KCJS, but a limited number of homestays are also available.
The tuition is $3,900 and financial support at various levels is available from KCJS for those students in need; the program should also be eligible for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) summer language support for graduate students. The application deadline is March 1, 2011.
For further details about the KCJS Summer Program in Advanced and Classical Japanese, please visit http://kcjssummer.columbia.edu.