Sapporo ("important river flowing through a plain") in Ainu language is the capital of Hokkaido and Japan's fifth largest city. Sapporo is also one of the nation's youngest major cities. In 1857, the city's population stood at just seven people. Sapporo became world famous in 1972 when the Olympic Winter Games were held there. Today, the city is well known for its ramen, beer, and the annual snow festival held in February.
The Japanese Language and Culture Studies Program (JLCSP) is a ‘junior year abroad’ type program for undergraduate students majoring in Japanese language and culture. Each year international students from our partner universities as well as government-sponsored students come to Japan and take this enriching course. The JLCSP is the leading course of its kind in Japan and has a long history catering to different skill levels from intermediate to advanced Japanese. You can also choose courses from our English curriculum or courses from the standard curriculum taken by Japanese students. If you would like to deepen your understanding of your particular field of independent study, or learn business Japanese, this course can help you achieve your goals. Hokkaido University is set on a large campus widely viewed as the most beautiful campus in Japan. In such a wonderful environment, together with other international students as well as Japanese students, let us help pave your future.
|Education Abroad Advisor||Alyse Collins|
|Get Started||Attend an Ed Abroad 101 Session|
|Program Provider||PSU Exchange with Hokkaido University|
|Program Dates||Current Program Calendar|
|Areas of Study||
|Capstone Option||Reporting Live is available Fall and Spring terms|
|Credits||Fall/Winter: Students enroll in 24 quarter credits
Spring: Students enroll in 21 - 24 quarter credits
Academic Year: Students enroll in 36 - 48 quarter credits
|Language of Instruction||Japanese|
|Host Country Language||Japanese|
|Class Standing Eligibility||
|Language Requirements||3 years college level Japanese required|
|Preferred Requirements||Students with 1 year of full-time coursework at PSU|
|Current Course Offerings||Current List of Available Courses|
|Program Brochure||Additional Program Information|
|PSU Fees||Program Fee: PSU Tuition + Fees|
Additional Scholarships are available for this program.