Japanese Language & Culture
Conducted in English
In this course, students will rapidly develop a basic command of Japanese while being introduced to various aspects of Japanese history and culture. Conversation and writing will be taught in Romaji (Romanized Japanese) as well as Hiragana and Katakana (Japanese syllabaries), depending on the student’s entering level. Students will travel on-site to historical and cultural landmarks throughout Tokyo, adding to their understanding of the Japanese language and identity. This course is for beginner Japanese language students (no prior experience necessary).
The course also includes a culture program with a four-night stay at a seaside retreat, a visit to the largest Buddha in Japan, a Matsuri performance with taiko drumming and a barbecue to follow, a trip to Studio Ghibli, live Sumo action, and more.
Airfare will be arranged for this program.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
NY departure and return dates: January 1-24, 2013
Arrive in Tokyo January 2nd for transfer to Culture Program site
Course: 3 credits, Classic Middle Eastern and Asian Language
Faculty: The Film Academy at Magic Hour
Housing: Dormitory style with communal bathrooms and showers
Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $3298
CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduate): $690
Queens College program fee: $400
Travel insurance: $37
Consolidated fee (includes Housing and Lab fees): $1361
Japan student fee: $225
Tuition differential: $585
Total cost with airfare: $4598
Airfare: $1300 (estimate)
Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $20 to $25 per day (approximately $600).
Application Deadline: November 5, 2012
Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.
Education Abroad Office
Kiely Hall, Room 183
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597
Email: Education Abroad