Information meeting: November 8 (Thu), 6:00-7:30 p.m., Swann 106
Earn 9 semester hours (3 classes in Business Japanese, Technical Japanese, and Japan Today) all applicable to the IP, major, minor, or certificate.
Host institution is Ritsumeikan University, APU campus.
In Beppu, you will live in a dormitory and will have one home-stay weekend and have field trips to nearby cities (e.g., Nagasaki), company/factory visits and some cultural activities. You will be paired with a APU student (buddy-system) throughout the program.
Program requirements: JAPN2002 (at least a B) or equivalent by the end of Spring 2013, a good academic standing, and willingness to adapt to a different culture
The program fee is $3,900 (pending approval and subject to change) excluding airfares (international flights to/from Japan and domestic flights in Japan) & transportation for non-program activities, summer tuition and fees, and most meals. HOPE scholarship applies, and other scholarships may be available.
The application instructions as well as application form are available online through OIE.
The application fee ($200) will be charged at the time of application. The first payment ($2,600) will be due on March 4, 2013 and the balance of the payment ($1,300) will be due on April 1, 2013
Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Georgia Tech students may apply to the Program Director for the Modern Languages' Campoamor scholarship (approx. $400). HOPE scholarship also applies.
Program descriptions and fees are subject to final approval by educational units and the Office of International Education. Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances. Once Georgia Tech has made payments to service providers, or if Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants' safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants. If a student withdraws from the program, the student will be responsible for the payment of all fees.
*Fee Payment Information: Please adhere to the deadlines stated for the program. Please observe the information in Payment Options to ensure that your payments are processed at the Bursar’s Office on time. Fees will be charged to your Oscar account on the due dates. Make sure you make all necessary payments on time in order to avoid a hold on your account. Students expecting financial aid must submit a letter from the Financial Aid Office stating the allocation and date of payments expected. Tuition and student fees are due according to the Registrar’s schedule for summer tuition.
Students who (with the Program Director’s approval) apply and register for LBAT programs after the deadlines are responsible for Program Fee payments according to the original deadlines at the time of application or at the time of the applicant's acceptance.
**If you are a Non-GT (Transient/Special) student, you are required to submit TWO separate applications to
the OIE. Please go to Application Procedures for Transient/Special/Non-Degree Students (Non-GT Students) for details. Please complete your application by February 15, 2013. Please also visit our Facebook link for LBAT-Japan.
Location: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Beppu, Oita Pref.
Duration: May 16 - July 15, 2013 (pending approval and subject to change)
Cost: $3,900 (pending approval and subject to change)
Application Fee: $200
Application Deadline: Feb. 15, 2013
March 4, 2013: $2,600 (1st installment)
April 1, 2013: $1,300 (2nd installment)
Director: Kimiaki Yamaguchi