Information meeting: November 20 (Wed.), 6:00-7:30 p.m., Swann 106
Earn 9 credit hours (JAPN 3691: Technical & Scientific Japanese, JAPN 3692: Business Japanese, and JAPN 3693: Japan Today) in 8 weeks or 10 credit hours (JAPN 3691: Technical & Scientific Japanese, JAPN 3692: Business Japanese, JAPN 3693: Japan Today, and JAPN 3813: Conversation Practicum). All these courses are applicable to the IP, major, minor, or certificate.
Host institution is Ritsumeikan University (APU).
In Beppu, you will live in a dormitory on the campus of APU. During the program you 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 an APU student(s) (buddy-system) throughout the program.
Program requirements: JAPN2002 (at least a B) or equivalent by the end of Spring 2014, a good academic standing, and willingness to adapt to a different culture
The program fees are $3,900 (pending approval and subject to change) for the 8-week program and $4,300 (pending approval and subject to change) for the 10-week program. The program fee excludes 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 can apply to the summer tuition. LBAT Japan Scholarship and other scholarships are 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 for the 8-week program and $2,850 for the 10-week program) will be due on March 4, 2014 and the balance of the payment ($1,300 for the 8-week program and $1,450 for the 10-week program) will be due on April 1, 2014.
Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Georgia Tech students may apply to the Program Director for the LBAT Japan Scholarship. Modern Languages' Campoamor scholarship (approx. $400) is also available (http://www.modlangs.gatech.edu/study-abroad/campoamor). HOPE scholarship can be applied to the summer tuition.
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 to use financial aid for their program fee payments 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, 2014. Please also visit our Facebook link for LBAT-Japan.
Location: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Beppu, Oita Pref.
May 13 - July 13, 2014*
May 13 - July 27, 2014*
*pending approval and subject to change
$3,900** (8-week program)
$4,300** (10-week program)
**pending approval and subject to change
Application Fee: $200
Application Deadline: Feb. 15, 2014
1st payment: March 4, 2014
$2,600 (8-week program)
$2,850 (10-week program)
2nd payment: April 1, 2014
$1,300 (8-week program)
$1,450 (10-week program)
Director: Kimiaki Yamaguchi