2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Experience Japan


Summer quarter

Faculty: Setsuko Tsutsumi comparative literature, Japanese studies

Fields of Study: cultural studies


Credits: 8(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day, Evening and Weekend


The program offers first-hand experience of Japanese life through a three-week home stay in two contrasting settings: rural Toyooka or urban Tokyo. Participants will choose one of the locations. The Toyooka program will offer Japanese language classes, cultural workshops, and field trips. The Tokyo program will participate in regular classes of the Comparative Culture Department of Tamagawa University in Tokyo, and work closely with their students both in and outside of classes. The classes were tailored for the interest and needs of Evergreen students, and this program prepares students for advanced Japanese studies programs.

More information and application procedures are available at blogs.evergreen.edu/experiencejapan. Interested students must contact faculty via email by April 15th. Explanatory meetings will be held March 30 and April 6 from 1-3 p.m. in Lab 2, 3rd floor Fish Bowl Room. 

Maximum Enrollment: 15

Advertised Schedule: Orientation meetings: 1-3p April 18, 20, June 17, 20 in Lab 2, 3rd floor Fish Bowl Room

Required Fees: $2800 for travel costs including airfare, host family fee, and living costs for three weeks in Japan

Preparatory for studies or careers in: Japanese language, culture, and society

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Program Revisions

Date Revision
March 29th, 2011 This offering has been cancelled due to uncertainty about the situation in Japan.