TUFS Short Stay Winter Program 2016
This four-week intensive program is aimed at learners of Japanese language who are currently enrolled in our partner universities. Our courses are designed to be practical ones providing the participants hands-on exposure to everyday Japanese language through lectures and activities to be immersed in Japanese culture and society.
Classes will be divided according to the Japanese language proficiency of the participants and every course is designed to fulfill the needs of participants at different levels. Each class will consist of a small number of participants – 12 or less. While supporting the participants to improve their Japanese language skills, this program will provide invaluable opportunities to experience the real Japan.
This program includes various off-campus activities – a two day excursion to Kanto area and other culture-experience opportunities will broaden the participants’ understanding of Japanese culture. In addition, with the support from TUFS International Student Support Association, the participants will be offered on-campus activities as well – tea ceremony, Kimono try-on, flower arrangement, calligraphy, Go class and etc. Many opportunities to interact with TUFS Japanese students will also be offered throughout the program.
This course is designed to improve the learners’ basic communication skills through studying vocabulary and grammar, practicing conversation in different situations, using Japanese language in real life, and making a speech in easy Japanese.
These courses are designed to support the learners to acquire higher language abilities – reading, writing, speaking and listening appropriate for each level. At these levels, the learners are expected to make oral and written expressions by actively using vocabulary and grammar they have learned so far. The learners will research in a given topic from the textbooks (collect information and conduct interviews with Japanese people) and present the results to the class.
Intermediate: The learners will be able to write short paragraphs about what one has researched or thought of.
Advanced: The learners will be able to speak about social and/or cultural issues, compare one’s own country and others, and explain using graphs or diagrams.
Study Trip & Japanese Culture Experience
Two day excursion
The participants will visit major sites and tourist attractions in Kanto area experiencing Japanese culture in this two day one night excursion.
Japanese culture experience
For those who wish to participate in, a tea ceremony, Kimono try-on, flower arrangement,calligraphy, Go class, etc. will be offered at low or no cost.
Academic Records, Certificate of Completion & Academic Credits
A certificate of academic records will be issued to all participants. In addition, a certificate of completion will be issued to participants who have at least 80% attendance rate and completed all assignments. Please ensure with home institutions the credits issued by TUFS, equivalent to 90 hours (lectures + afternoon activities + off-campus trips ＝60 periods), are transferrable.
Independent Administrative Institution, Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) will offer scholarships for Short Stay participants. Those who wish to apply for the scholarship must fill out the scholarship related entries on e-apply. After comprehensive screening procedures, the results will be announced in late December.
Scholarship amount: JPY 80,000
Number or recipients: Approximately 20
This includes the costs of application, tuition, accommodation (check-in: January 6, 2016, check-out: February 6, 2016), textbooks, and a two day excursion.
Transportation, flight, overseas insurance, meals, other miscellaneous expenses are not included.
Accommodation will be prepared by TUFS. In some cases, you may have to commute to school by bus or train.
- Signed application form downloaded from e-apply
- Certificate of enrollment from faculty
- Official academic transcript
- Language proficiency certificate
- Curriculum Vitae
- Motivation letter
- Letter of recommendation
- A copy of passport page on which the applicant’s name and photo appear
For further information http://www.tufs.ac.jp/english/intlaffairs/exchange_in/sswp.html
Before apply via online Please send two copies of your application first to Office of International Affairs UGM (Bulaksumur, F13) no latter than 18th September 2015.