Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
Program Description:

PSU Echange HUSTEP SapporoProgram Overview

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.

Program Focus

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. 

Fact Sheet

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
  • Asian Studies
  • Japanese
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
Housing Residence Hall
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA 3.00
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

  Program Costs

                PSU Fees                  Program Fee: PSU Tuition + Fees

Additional Scholarships are available for this program.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 11/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.