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Year-Long Study in Japan: Business, Culture and Language Program

Learn Japanese & gain a deeper understanding of Japan




Program Description

This program is designed for students from partner universities who wish to improve their Japanese language skills and to gain a deeper understanding of Japanese business, culture, and history.
The business and culture/history classes offered from September to December are taught in English. From April to August, participants will be assigned to an appropriate academic department, as well as a suitable advisory professor,  based on their field of study (as indicated in participants’ application documents) and enroll in regular classes (conducted in Japanese) alongside full-time Senshu University students.
During that time, participants will also have the option to continue taking Japanese language classes (depending on their level of Japanese and/or at the recommendation of their advisory professor).
Throughout the program, Senshu offers many opportunities to participate in activities with Japanese students on campus.


Program Calendar

9-12Mid-September - Mid-December
Japanese Business, Culture and Japanese Language Classes (BCL)
• Business/Culture classes are conducted in English
• Various levels of Japanese classes are offered (beginner to advanced)
• Company visits, culturally-rich activities, and other excursions are included
1-2Early January- Late February
Japanese Language and Culture Program (JLC)
• Ideally take a higher level Japanese class than the previous term
• Cultural experiences such as calligraphy and tea ceremonies are included
*Students are free to stay in the dormitory or travel during the month-long break in March
4-8Early April - Early August
Regular Courses
• Undergraduate/Graduate level courses relating to your field of study
5-8Early May - Early August
Japanese Language and Culture Program (JLC)
• If applicable




More detailed information about the Year-Long Study in Japan: Business, Culture, and Language Program (YLBCL)

For application, you will need;
Application Deadline: Friday, June 15, 2018

【1】2018 YLBCL Application Form
【2】Study Plan
【3】 Pledge
【4】Health Certificate