UIS Programs: Japanese Language and Culture
Ashikaga, Japan 2017
UIS will offer a 3-6 credit seminar on Japanese language and culture in June, 2017 (dates tbd).
The daily schedule in Ashikaga will include instruction in Japanese language and culture on the campus of the Ashikaga Institute of Technology (AIT), UIS’ sister university in Japan. Each day will also include educational field trips including: the Mayor’s Office and City Hall; the Civil Engineering Dept. and Environmental Studies Program at AIT; the Kurita Porcelain Museum; the Ashikaga Gakko, the oldest university in Japan; the Bannaji Buddhist Temple; a farm or factory; a public school. In addition, field trips to the Nikko Nature Preserve and Shinto Temple complex and to Tokyo will be included in the seminar. Participants will also be able to experience Japanese martial arts, flower arranging, Buddhist meditation, a tea ceremony, calligraphy, and Japanese cuisine.
Lodging will be in a combination of hotels, guesthouses and home stays. All expenses, lodging, meals (with the exception of a few lunches), local and international travel, and entrance fees are included in the program fee (tuition and university fees are not included in the program fee). It is anticipated that the program fee will be approximately $3500, dependent upon international airfare.
An optional one week, pre-program in South Korea is being planned. Participants will spend 4 days in Seoul and 2 days in Gyeonju. Estimated costs for the extension are $1500 which will cover airfare, lodging, most meals, entrance fees and travel within South Korea.
The Seminar is open to the public. Applicants need not be degree-seeking students at the University of Illinois at Springfield.
For more information and application materials contact:
The Office of International Programs
University of Illinois at Springfield.
Phone number: 217 206 8319.