The application period for this program has passed.
The Osaka Japanese LSA+ Information Session with the faculty members leading the Summer 2024 program will be on Wednesday, October 11, 6:00pm in Room 314 Anonymous Hall.
During the summer of 2024, ASCL will offer the Japanese LSA+ Program in Osaka, where participating students will take Japanese 22, 23, and the Director's Course taught in English. Osaka is Japan's second largest city and known for its amazing food, vibrant mercantile culture, and its status as the "mecca of comedy" in Japan. The group will take trips to areas of cultural and historical significance, including Tokyo, Kyoto, and the site of the first official US-Japan encounter: Shimoda. For a country of the size of California, the cultural differences in these locations will be striking. People speak different dialects, their mannerisms are distinct, and you will notice that the Osakans are by far the friendliest (and most outspoken) of all Japanese.
ASCL | TBD | 90:
Special Topics in Japanese Studies (taught in English)
With B grade average or permission of the instructor in:
Students live in shared, self-catered apartments/flats equipped with kitchen facilities for preparing meals. Students should expect to share a bedroom and bathroom with other students. All students committed to this program will complete a housing preference form for shared housing and roommate placements.
For more information, please see the department website.
"We had a week-long excursion to another region of Japan where we just spent time visiting sites that we had learned about in our prerequisite Japanese culture class. This was the best part of the trip in helping me connect with the area beyond Tokyo." -Summer 2019
"My homestay experience was most beneficial. I bonded well with both of my families and was able to fully immerse myself in Japanese culture." -Summer 2019
"The experience is everything. To be able to spend two months in a foreign country for academic purposes is a rare opportunity. Simply being there is enough learnt." - Summer 2019
"[The] Kansai excursion allowed us to see Japanese history up close and gave us the freedom to travel independently and utilize our Japanese language skills in unique settings." - Summer 2018
"...being involved with the school (Kanda University), with Japanese students, was very helpful. Being able to make friends with locals really added to the local experience, and the program really made that easy with the opportunities and arrangements with student groups." -Summer 2017
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term under "Financing Your Program". The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term.
All costs, including airfare and spending money, are considered when determining the cost of an off-campus program. Any costs more than a typical term in Hanover are met with additional Dartmouth Scholarship Funds. If you have a work expectation for the term, this will be replaced by scholarship funding for programs that span the entire term.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane tickets and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, contacting the Financial Aid office is often advisable.