The first two weeks focus intensively on the Japanese language, through both linguistic activities in class and guided usage both within class and in the real world. The Japanese tea ceremony, calligraphy, and a day trip outside Tokyo are part of the curr
- Tokyo, Japan
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
- Spend an exquisite month in Tokyo and learn the Japanese language while you study Japanese society through the lens of Japanese Anime and Manga. Japanese young people have grown up with anime and manga deeply integrated into their lives and, now, business dealings.
The first two weeks focus intensively on the Japanese language, through both linguistic activities in class and guided usage both within class and in the real world. The Japanese tea ceremony, calligraphy, and a day trip outside Tokyo are part of the curriculum. The second two weeks, now with a good base in Japanese, focuses on Japanese society and the social roles of animation and manga in Japan. The program is heavy in site visits, including Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subcultures, Akihabara (a shopping area for electronic and animation devices), Odaiba (a collection of life-sized Gundam), Ghibli Museum, and a couple of anime/manga-related retail stores. Also included is a practical lesson in drawing anime and manga at a local technical college.
Students can obtain academic credit through Lincoln University. Students will earn 4-credits of intensive language and 2-credits of a course titled, Anime and Manga in Japan.
- Setting Description:
- Study in the heart of Tokyo with a recognized leader in Japanese Language education.
- The tuition, orientation, fees, books, excursions and cultural activities - $2400 Above, plus single room lodging, all local transportation, and airport pick-up - $3850. Academic credit is available for an additional program cost.
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