Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - International Studies in Japan (ISJP) (Branch Campus Program)

SIU-Carbondale's Japan program, located in the west coast town of Nakajo in Niigata, offers both semester- and year-based opportunities to become competent at intercultural communication. The purpose of ISJP is to help each student develop intercultural competence through the study of language, culture, and optional courses. No prior training in Japanese is required, and the program is open to students in any major.

Students take an accelerated eight-credit Japanese language course. Other required courses, such as "Contemporary Japan" and "Intercultural Communications," are taught in English. The courses complement and strengthen the practical experience gained by living and interacting with Japanese students and the townspeople of Nakajo. A variety of additional core curriculum and regular courses are also offered in English and are applicable towards Southern Illinois University - Carbondale (SIUC) requirements.

ISJP begins in mid-August for fall semester and in mid-January for spring semester. For further information please contact via E-mail: