Sophia University has launched two summer programs, offering courses in either East Asian Studies or Japanese Language, which has already been a hit with students starting in 2018.
Both courses are a three-week academic program with 2 sessions offered each summer for each course, allowing students to take both courses in one summer back-to-back.
Overview: The East Asian Studies Program
Since its foundation in 1961, the East Asian Studies programs have provided students with the opportunity to study about Japan and explore the country’s relationship to Asia and the rest of the world. Students have experienced various aspects of Japanese culture and society, and have witnessed the myriad ways in which all cultures of the world are reflected.
Overview: The Japanese Language Program
Sophia University started its regular Japanese Language Program in 2013, allowing students to study Japanese at beginner, intermediate, advanced intermediate, and advanced levels. The new summer session is tailored for students who want to improve their Japanese language abilities in a condensed & intensive 3-week program. To further enhance the effectiveness of Japanese language acquisition, students will have opportunities to practice their language skills and experience its culture through outside-of-class activities with Sophia University’s students. Being based in Tokyo, students will have the opportunity to engage in Japanese language in an exciting environment with students from around the world.
The 2019 Summer Session Schedule is as follows:
・Session 1 – Monday, June 10– Friday, June 28, 2019
・Session 2 – Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 26, 2019
Classes run from 9:00am to 3:10PM Monday-Friday, and include a lunch break.