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IES-Tokyo


Program Location Tokyo, Japan
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33019
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2018 05/30/18 to 07/14/18

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

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Overview
IES-Tokyo

Study on the IES Abroad Tokyo Summer program and enjoy an ideal introduction to Japanese culture, while expanding your language skills.

As one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas, Tokyo and its environs will challenge you to look at the world differently. Mastering public transportation, trying exotic foods, encountering the maximum urban environment that surrounds carefully nurtured gardens and parks, experiencing a lifestyle that combines fast-paced modernity with age-old traditions – all of these will expand your view of the world and offer insights into your own reality. 

This program offers accelerate language learning with an intensive 6-credit Japanese course at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced level. In addition, students:

  • Live in residence hall-style housing in the heart of Tokyo
  • Experience life with a Japanese family while exploring a nearby city on a homestay trip
  • Participate in field trips to historic and cultural sites, and traditional festivals
  • Enjoy Japanese cultural activities including Japanese flower arranging, calligraphy, Japanese koto (floor harp), and more
For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.

Eligibility

IES-Tokyo

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

The summer IES Tokyo program expects students to have no previous Japanese langauge study or to have already had one, two, or four semesters of previous Japanese study by the start of the program.

Due to visa regulations, this summer program is unfortunately unable to accommodate most international students.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 0-4 Sem

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management]

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Program fee includes tuition, two meals per day, on-site orientation, field trips, and commuting subsidies (if applicable).

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2018

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$5,435.00
Study Abroad Fee$609.00
Housing$1,555.00
Insurance$135.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,400.00
Local Transportation$100.00
Books and Supplies$80.00
Meals$1,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$800.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1


Returnees Information
IES-Tokyo

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.

Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin