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Tokyo: Earlham College - Japan Study Program at Waseda University

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School of International Liberal Studies at Waseda University. 6 credits of Japanese language; 3 English-language electives in Japanese and Asian Studies. Full year students participate in a 4-6 week "Cultural Internship." Opportunity to participate in Waseda University student clubs and activities. Full year: mid-September to late-July; Spring: mid-March to late-July. Early application.

Tokyo: IES - Intensive Japanese Language at Kanda University

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Based at Kanda University. 10 credits of Japanese; 2 electives in English. Field placement program highly recommended. Fall semester: early September-December; Spring semester: late March-July.

Nagoya: IES - Nanzan University

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Separate campus in large city; close to Osaka/Kyoto. Courses with Japanese students in Fall; competitive admissions, early application required.

Osaka: Asian Studies Program at Kansai Gaidai University

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A semester program with emphasis on language study, near Osaka. Living with a family is most rewarding (as well as required by Bates). Early application is best. Fall: late-August to mid-December; Spring: late-January to early-June.

Kyoto: Associated Kyoto Program

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Excellent program in historic, medium size city, quality peer group of students and faculty; elective courses taught in English on various topics. Early application. Associated Kyoto Program (AKP) charges the Bates comprehensive fee.
Fall semester: 1 year of Japanese required; Japanese students are on campus throughout the fall semester. Spring semester: 3 semesters of Japanese required.

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