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Japanese Language in Japan

Zen Circles in Japanese Garden


Photo Credit Adryan Phillips, Study Abroad Participant 2018

Instructor: Yukari Birkett (yukari.birkett@pcc.edu)

Dates: August 23, 2020 – September 7, 2020 (in Japan). Course starts at PCC prior to dates in country.

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

Program Type: Capstone (culminating project or experience that supports the learning outcomes of a term course taken at PCC)

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

Program Fee: Estimated Expense JPN Estimated Expense JPN 103 or 212C Sheet

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.

For more information about the course, the location and other essential details you can go here.

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