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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.

Note: Group Airfare will be arranged for this program. ​​​



Location: Tokyo, Japan 

NY departure and return dates: January 1-24, 2014

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

Program Costs:

Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $3358

CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduate): $735 

Queens College program fee: $400 

Travel insurance: $37

Consolidated fee (includes Housing and Lab fees): $1396

Japan student fee: $250

Tuition differential: $540

Total cost with airfare: $4658

Airfare: $1300 (estimate)

Additional costs

Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $20 to $25 per day (approximately $600).

Application Deadline: November 4, 2013

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 
718-997-5055 (FAX)  
Email: Education Abroad​​

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