(1/8) Introduction: Currently offered as part of the Japanese Summer Program catalog, this option will later be expanded to include a winter course. This course is designed to enable students to combine:
a) Japanese language and culture, with
b) Classes examining the period from 1543 (the arrival in Japan of firearms introduced by Portuguese traders) through to 1615 (the final battle of Osaka and consolidation of Tokugawa rule) and
c) Students then participate in either a 5 day (Option A) or 8 day (Option B) field trip visiting the key locations, in Aichi, Gifu, Shiga, Kyoto and Shizuoka. (Full schedule here)
(2/8) Schedule: The study component utilizes ALC’s Japanese Language and Culture Course, so lunches each day with faculty are included. Customization is possible. The study component can be lengthened, or changed from small group to private lessons, on a quotation basis. Please contact us if you have special requests.
Classes begin daily at 9am. The course includes visits on June 26th to Hamamatsu Castle and on July 3rd to Okazaki Castle, as well as a quick visit to the site commemorating where the the young Toyotomi Hideyoshi is said to have first met the warrior Hachisuka near the famous Yahagigawa bridge.
(3/8) Start Dates, course Length, Fees & Course Code*: (Course Code is for online Application Form) There is no registration fee for this course. A Discount Fee is available for early payment (16 weeks prior to commencement), JET Program participants, students with a working holiday visa, or students enrolling via the study-abroad office of their college or university. The calculator gives an approximate exchange rate. Our invoices are denominated in Japanese Yen and are valid for 55 days. Invoices may be issued in AUD/Euro/GBP/USD on request, but are only valid for the month during which they are issued.
It is also possible to pay for this program using a credit card after you arrive in Japan, but without the earlybird discount.
|Option||Start Date||Finish Date||Course Fee||Discount Fee||Course Code|
|A – 5 Days||2015/JUN/25||2015/JUL/14||JPY154,200||JPY123,400||SH126A|
|B – 8 Days||2015/JUN/25||2015/JUL/17||JPY184,800||JPY147,750||SH126B|
(4/8) Entry Requirements:
Japanese requirements: No prior studies of Japanese are required.
English requirements: Applicants need to be either a) native speakers of English, or b) sufficiently proficient in the language as determined by our staff. Proficiency can be indicated in the application form via TOEIC, TOEFL, or IELTS test results etc, and will be confirmed via a telephone interview.
Age and Education requirements: As an absolute minimum, applicants need to be either enrolled in a university program, or be a university graduate.
Minimum age requirements: All applicants need to be at least 18 years old. No waivers will be issued for this particular program option. There is no maximum age.
Guarantor requirements: Citizens of certain countries will need to find guarantors. Please check the Visa Requirements section to see if this applies to you.
(5/8) Applications & Enrollment Procedure: All applications and procedures may be completed online.
a) Check course availability, and decide on field trip length. Contact us if customization of the study component is required.
b) Complete online application form. (course code required)
c) On receipt of invoice, confirm your enrollment via Fee Payment.
(6/8) Deadlines: The deadline for application is 6 weeks prior to commencement, however please note applications will close when the course reaches full capacity. For this reason, early application is advised.
(7/8) Refunds: Refunds are available if you need to cancel before or during the course. Please read the Refund Policy page prior to application. Please feel free to contact us if you have any inquires about the Refund Policy.
(8/8) FAQ: Student Handbook