Hiroshima, Japan
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It's a great location being in the middle of the Island; you can easily get to Tokyo, Kyoto, and Fukushima, and if you wanted Okinawa or Hokkaido. Hiroshima city itself is huge. Hiroshima University is in Saijo, about 30 minutes outside of Hiroshima so you get the best of both a small and big city.


Participant in Hiroshima, Japan

 

Course Information

Hiroshima, Japan | 2017 Fall

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.

Academics

USAC's partnership with Hiroshima University provides you with the opportunity to study at one of the most prestigious universities in Japan. At Hiroshima, you will enroll in an array of courses taught in English, or in Japanese with English language support. Students typically register for seven courses (14 credits) per semester. A minimum 12 credits is required. Most courses are equivalent to two U.S. credits each. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites which are determined by Hiroshima University.

Japanese Language Courses

Japanese language is offered at all levels from beginning to advanced. Each level consists of three to four courses, so a single level will be worth 6 to 8 credits. No previous language coursework is required for the Elementary I level but students are highly encouraged to study Hirakata and Katakana on their own prior to arriving in Japan in preparation for the the cross-cultural experience.

  • Elementary Japanese I (fall only)
  • Elementary Japanese II
  • Intermediate Japanese I
  • Intermediate Japanese II
  • Advanced Japanese

Fall Semester

Special Courses for International Students

Taught in English

Culture, Education, and Linguistics

  • Family Life in Japan
  • Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
  • Japanese Society and Lifestyles
  • Japanese Society and Gender Issues
  • Japanese Culture and Peace
  • Seminar in English Debate

Business and International Relations

  • International Issues and Challenges
  • Japanese Business and Organizational Management
  • Politics and Foreign Relations of Japan
  • Study on Japanese Companies and Organizations

Science and Technology

  • Introduction to Environmental Chemistry

Integrated Courses

Taught in English, or Japanese with English language support

Culture, Education and Linguistics

  • Educational Development (graduate-level only)
  • English Phonology

Social Sciences

  • Economic Development and Policy (graduate-level only)
  • International Relations (graduate-level only)

Science and Technology

  • Animal Science and Technology
  • Earth Environmental Chemistry
  • Food Chain Dynamics (graduate-level only)
  • Fish Production
  • General Biosphere Science (graduate-level only)
  • Global Environmental Issues and Management
  • Insect Science
  • Modern Food Science
  • Molecular-level Understanding of Functionality of Food
  • Physiology of Field Crop Production
  • Plankton Biology
  • Tropical Aquaculture
  • Tropical Biosphere Science

Spring Semester (yearlong students only)

Special Courses for International Students

Taught in English

Culture and Education

  • Cross-Cultural Studies on Education
  • Japanese Art and Global Education
  • Japanese Society and Lifestyles
  • Japanese Culture and Peace

Business and International Relations

  • International Issues and Challenges
  • Politics and Foreign Relations of Japan
  • Study on Japanese Companies and Organizations

Science

  • Modern Chemistry
  • Recent Developments in Biological Sciences

Integrated Courses

Taught in English, or Japanese with English language support

Business, Law, and Economics

  • Economic Development and Policy (graduate-level only)
  • International Relations (graduate-level only)
  • Legal System and Japanese Society

Culture, Education and Linguistics

  • Asian Cultures (graduate-level only)
  • Theories of Second Language Acquisition

Science and Information Technology

  • CMOS Logic Circuit Design
  • Environmental Management Technology (graduate-level only)
  • General Biosphere Science (graduate-level only)
  • Introduction to Advanced and Integrated Science
  • Tropical Biosphere Science

Internships

The Globalization Support Internship course is offered for those whose Japanese is at an intermediate or advanced level and who successfully pass the internship placement test administered at the beginning of the semester. The purpose of the internship is to improve Japanese language skills, gain a theoretical understanding of Japanese society in professional work settings, and increase cross-cultural understanding and appreciation for diversity.

The internship is comprised of two parts: a theory course and the practicum itself. Lectures are given by government officials and entrepreneurs. Recent projects have included coordination of an international exchange historical tour to a local island; work in local schools, and work in tourism video production. Other opportunities to intern with local agencies, officials, and organizations are possible. Details will be available during orientation on-site.

  • Globalization Support Internship I: Career Theory and Practice
  • Globalization Support Internship II: Practicum

Course Descriptions

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Quick Details

2018-19 App. Cycle

Yearlong: Application opens 9/1

Eligibility

Minimum GPA: 3.0 GPA

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

Program Type

Partnership

Credit

Overseas credit

Program Capacity

10

Instruction

English | Japanese