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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
SpringSemester(W/Sp) 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: This intensive Japanese language program runs from mid-January to mid-May.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Information:

QUICK FACTS
Location Osaka, Japan
Academic Term Autumn Semester / Spring Semester
Summer Quarter
Credits 17-18 semester credits per session
Prerequisites None
Program Manager Shannon Quinn | studyabroad@uw.edu
Application Deadline May 1 (Autumn Semester)
Oct 1 (Spring Semester)
Financial Aid UW students on semester programs automatically receive $1,000 off the program price. In addition, all accepted students can also apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans
HIGHLIGHTS
General This semester welcomes students from all majors and from all language levels, including beginners and heritage learners. Students get to immerse in the Japanese culture and improve their Japanese language skills.
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This program is for students who strive for communicative competence in Japanese. You'll exercise your Japanese language every day--in a fast-paced classroom, on the street, with your local roommates, for out-of-classroom assignments--and return home with vastly improved skills. Japanese language learners of all levels and majors are welcome. Students complete the entire textbook, typically one year of university-level Japanese, each term.

HIGHLIGHTS

Intensive Japanese language curriculum that completes the entire textbook in a term--typically 1 year of university-level language
Japanese language pledge: full-time in the summer, limited in the semesters
Language projects and exercises that take students outside the classroom
Electives in Japanese and English: business, performing arts, religion, history and culture
Local roommates
No language prerequisite for the fall and spring
Summer is open to students with at least 2 semesters of previous Japanese language study

CONNECT WITH CET
Visit the CET website
Call the Admissions Hotline at (800) 225-4262
Email cet@cetacademicprograms.com
Read updates from the field on the CET Student Voices Blog
Follow CET on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram
Watch student videos on YouTube
 
LOCATION

Site

With over 19 million inhabitants, Osaka is the second largest city in Japan, right after Tokyo. The city serves as a major economic hub for the country and has historically been known as the "nation's kitchen" (tenka no daidokoro). Today, Osaka is famous for all its delicious cuisine (such as okonomiyaki) and its historic castles dispersed throughout the city.



 

 
ACADEMICS

Prerequisites and Language Requirements

None.

Credits and Conversion Scale

You will approx. receive 27 UW credits per term. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program. 

If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here.

Courses

Students partake in an intensive Japanese language curriculum that completes the entire textbook in a term--typically 1 year of university-level language. The course include:

  • Intensive Japanese language
  • Out-of-classroom projects & learning 
  • Electives in Japanese or English 
  • Complete an entire textbook of Japanese each semester


Please visit the program website to learn more about the courses.

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.

 
ACCOMMODATIONS

Housing

Students will share a furnished, off-campus living space with local roommates. Rooms offer new furnishings, private bathrooms, and wi-fi access. For meals, students can take their pick of the city’s many cheap eateries, try out the campus cafeteria, or cook with their roommate in a shared kitchen.

 
VISA INFORMATION

The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 

 
FINANCES

Program Expenses

The Study Abroad fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates. Students must pay the course-related fees directly through the CET program website.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.
 
APPLICATION

Application Process

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

This study abroad program also requires completion of a secondary application specific to the program provider. Visit the program website to complete it.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest. 

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.

The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.