ASCL LSA+ Tokyo (Japanese)Tokyo, Japan
Program At a Glance
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
The Department of Asian Societies, Cultures and Languages (ASCL) program offers a language study abroad program based at Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) in the suburbs of Tokyo. In addition to classroom instruction and activities with Japanese counterparts, Dartmouth students will experience intense immersion in the language through the homestay program, in which they live with Japanese families. The group takes several trips to areas of cultural and historical interest, including a seven-day excursion to the Kyoto-Nara region.
THE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE
ASCL | 69.23 | 90:
Special Topic Japanese Studies
With B grade average or permission of the instructor in:
Students live in homestay families.
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
Financing Your Program
Tuition and Fees
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. 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. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.