University of Illinois Springfield: Ashikaga - Japanese Language and Culture, June

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The daily schedule in Ashikaga will include instruction in Japanese language and culture on the campus of the Ashikaga Institute of Technology (AIT), UIS’ sister university in Japan.  Each day will also include educational field trips including: t... read more

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A better understanding of the world, how the US works with other countries, and how the cultures bounce off each other. - University of Illinois Springfield / UIS View Entire Review
I liked understanding the culture better and stepping outside of the American mindset. You see things in movies, but until you actually travel somewhere and experience day to day life of another culture, it is hard to fully grasp. - University of Illinois Springfield / UIS View Entire Review
Was it worthwhile? In a word, absolutely. What didn't I gain would be a much better first question. Perhaps most significantly, I made a lot of connections with people on this trip. Now, I don't consider myself a big people person, but it was so easy to make friends not only with the UIS students on the trip, but with the local ... - University of Illinois Springfield / UIS View Entire Review

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The daily schedule in Ashikaga will include instruction in Japanese language and culture on the campus of the Ashikaga Institute of Technology (AIT), UIS’ sister university in Japan.  Each day will also include educational field trips including: the Mayor’s Office and City Hall; the Civil Engineering Dept. and Environmental Studies Program at AIT; the Kurita Porcelain Museum; the Ashikaga Gakko, the oldest university in Japan; the Bannaji Buddhist Temple; a farm or factory; a public school.  In addition, field trips to the Nikko Nature Preserve and Shinto Temple complex and to Tokyo will be included in the seminar.  Participants will also be able to experience Japanese martial arts, flower arranging, Buddhist meditation, a tea ceremony, calligraphy, and Japanese cuisine.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Japanese Language, Literature
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