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Japanese Language in Japan

Japanese temple

  • Instructor: Yukari Birkett (yukari.birkett@pcc.edu)
  • Approximate Dates: JPN 103 meets during summer term prior to departure. JPN 212C course takes place during the dates in Japan above. Dates in Japan are August 21-September 5, 2023.
  • Location(s): Kyoto, Japan
  • Course: JPN 103 First Year Japanese (or JPN 212C Intermediate Japanese Conversation)
  • Credits: 5 (or 1 credit for JPN 212C)
  • Prerequisites: JPN 102 or instructor permission for JPN 103 and JPN 103 for 212C
  • Program Type: Capstone (culminating project or experience that supports the learning outcomes of a term course taken at PCC)
  • Application Deadline: Application deadline extended to February 19, 2023
  • Deposit Deadline: February 22, 2023
  • Program Fee: Estimated Expense JPN 103 or 212C Sheet 2023

Program Description

Delve deep into Japanese culture and study Japanese language in an immersive context as you explore Kyoto as part of this capstone. The former capital city is lined with ancient palaces, traditional teahouses, and peaceful Zen gardens where you can ponder which amazing noodle house to enjoy an unforgettable bowl of ramen.

More information about the course, location, and other essential details.

Program Highlights

  • Participate in a Kyoto scavenger hunt, giving you the opportunity to explore the city
  • Partake in a traditional Tea Ceremony to learn the art of preparing, serving, and drinking tea in a meditative, tranquil ceremony
  • Learn traditional Japanese arts and crafts

Included in Program

  • Housing for entirety of program
  • Co-curricular/cultural activities
  • Select meals
  • Airport pickup/drop-off
  • In-country transportation related to program
  • Entry fees
  • On-site orientation
  • International insurance
  • On-site support services
  • 24/7 emergency support throughout program

Not Included in Program

  • Round-trip airfare to Japan
  • Non-programmed meals
  • Personal spending money
  • New or renewal of passport if needed

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