Short Term Language Exchange - Kwansei Gakuin University (Session 3 January/February)

Short Term Language Exchange - Kwansei Gakuin University (Session 3 January/February)

Students will intensively study Japanese language and enjoy learning the Japanese culture while taking part in various hands-on cultural experiences such as calligraphy, flower arrangement, sumo wrestling, Japanese archery, and more!

One unique factor is that KGU students will assist in learning the Japanese language over the period of the course.

This way students will be able to make friends with them and use their Japanese language skills in real life.

Country: Japan

Program Dates: 17 July - 6 August 2019 (be aware that Semester 2 starts on Monday 29 July)

Program Credit: JPS230 and JPS330, possibly JPS130 depending on number of applicants

Application deadline: 1. April 2019

Places available: 2

Type of program: Short Term Language Exchange

Length of Program: 3 weeks

Language of Instruction: Japanese

Travel Grant: $1000

Programme fees: 130000 - 190000 JPY, depending on accommodation type.
Accommodation: Kwansei Gakuin offers three accommodation options. Students can either stay at a university provided hotel (single room) or dormitory (twin room) or with a host family (half-board).

This program has been designed for Intermediate (200 level) JPS students but can also cater for more advanced (300 level) JPS students. Students will receive 60 hours of Japanese language tuition in the mornings, while cultural programs and activities will take place in the afternoons (TBC). See here for 2019 program details.

More Information: Please visit this website for more information. Alternatively, you can contact Lyse Thomas, Overseas Study Advisor at

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Be admitted into an undergraduate degree at Macquarie with a relevance to Japanese Studies;
  • Enrolled or have completed Intermediate JPS at Macquarie;
  • Students must have minimum GPA of 2.0(/4.0 or 4.0/7.0) at time of assessment;
  • Completed a minimum 12 cp at study at Macquarie by the start of the ST Program;
  • Satisfy other criteria specified in the Student Exchange Policy.

How to apply

Applicants must submit an application online

Important notes:

Logistics Fees: Successful applicants will be required to pay a logistics fee (TBC) of either 190,000yen (hotel option), 150,000yen (homestay option with some meals included, check the website for info) or 130,000yen (dormitory option). This fee will cover accommodation, cultural programs and day trips, certificate of completion and administration fees.

Insurance: Travel insurance policy covering the student from the date of departure from Australia to the date of return.

Program Costs: Macquarie enrolment fees: students will be enrolled into a corresponding Macquarie unit, for which the usual fees (or HECS deferral) is due.

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This three week program offers abundant extracurricular activities for participants to experience and immerse themselves in Japanese culture and society; complementing core Japanese language classes.

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Law, security and intelligence; Society, history and languages

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Macquarie, Undergraduate, Japanese studies, Shor term, Exchange, Kwansei, Japan

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$1000 (AUD)

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