Japanese Opportunities

For additional information on the following programs, please consult the Japanese 1st-year Coordinator in the Department of Modern Languages.

1) Student Exchange Program with Hokkai-Gakuen University

A student summer exchange program with Hokkai-Gakuen University in Sapporo, Japan, started in 1986. Fifteen to twenty U of L students go to Hokkai-Gakuen one year, then fifteen to twenty Hokkai-Gakuen students come to U of L the next. Participants from U of L take Japanese-language and Japan-related courses at Hokkai-Gakuen for one month in the summer, and receive three credits.

2) The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

A program for recent university grads with a Bachelor's degree. Participants may find work teaching English or assisting in local Japanese government. The exchange period is normally one year, but it may be extended. Reap the life-long benefits of living and learning in Japan: adventure, friendship, and first-hand knowledge of one of the world's most vibrant cultures. For more information, contact the Consulate General of Japan.

3) The Study-Tour Award for Outstanding Foreign Students of the Japanese Language

Offered every year by the Japan Foundation for the purpose of promoting understanding of the Japanese society and culture among foreign Japanese-language students. For more information, contact the Consulate General of Japan in Edmonton at (403) 423-4750.