Language for Business and Technology: Japan


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Aki Matsushima
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LBAT Japan (Language for Business and Technology).  The LBAT Japan program will be held on a picturesque campus of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Beppu and offers a two-and-a-half-month intensive Japanese language program and students can earn 9 or 12 credit hours.  All LBAT Japan courses count toward the Japanese major/minor/certificate requirements.

''In addition, there are also many activities designed for learning various aspects of Japanese culture.

  • Field trips to Japanese companies and factories
  • A weekend trip to historic city of Kagoshima
  • A weekend farm-stay program
  • A visit to a local elementary school
  • Tea ceremony and calligraphy classes
  • A scavenger hunt in downtown Beppu
  • Numerous opportunities to interact with Japanese APU students, including APU 'buddies'

Please see the following supplemental resources for more information:


Beppu, Oita Prefecture, Japan


May 14 - July 28, 2019

Host Institution

Ritsumeikan University (APU), Beppu, Japan


Off-campus dormitory called AP House 3. During the program you will have one farm-stay weekend with a Japanese host family.


  • JAPN 3691: Technical & Scientific Japanese
  • JAPN 3692: Business Japanese
  • JAPN 3693: Japan Today
  • JAPN 3813: Conversation Practicum (optional; maximam 10 students)

Total credits: 9 or 12


JAPN 2002 (with a grade of B or better) at GA Tech or equivalent by the end of Spring Semester of the year you are going on LBAT, and in good academic standing.


  • The application fee (non-refundable) is $200. 
  • The program fee is $4,000.​  Fee includes housing, some group dinners, cultural and business site visits, group transportation, and cultural classes.
  • Program Fee does not include: Application fee, 9 or 12 credit hours tuition, internationall airline tickets, visa (if necessary), technology fee, independent ground transportation and most meals.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Informational Meetings

TBD. Please contact the program director, Aki Matsushima at, for more details.