Students accepted to participate in the program are required to take part in scheduled orientation sessions during the spring semester, prior to departure. Students will receive one semester credit (ID24) for successful completion of the orientation program.
Students earn a total of 18 semester credits for the successful completion of the program. The following courses will be offered:
- Japanese Language (6 hrs)
- Field Study in Education (6 hrs)
- Cross-Cultural Educational Perspectives (3 hrs)
- Special Faculty Seminar (3 hrs)
In addition to these courses, students are required to participate in a variety of group activities, including concerts, festivals, and trips to historic sites. Participants are responsible for negotiating credits with their academic advisor before departure.
Program fees are equal to tuition, room, and board for one semester at Earlham. The program covers academic and educational costs, including tuition, field excursions, accommodations, meals, and administrative costs during the program. A deposit of $350 is required after acceptance into the program, which is a part of the total cost.
Students on financial aid may apply their aid to one Earlham or GLCA-recognized study abroad program during their college career.
Each student must budget for additional money to cover round-trip airfare, passport and visa fees, personal expenses, such as books, gifts, and costs during independent travel periods.
Students will be responsible for making their own travel plans, both to and from the program, as well as during any independent travel periods. Information on travel and flight reservations will be available during the orientation.
The language requirement is one year of college level Japanese or the equivalent. Students are encouraged to continue their language study until departing for Japan. Undergraduate students in good academic standing are eligible to apply.