Tohoku Gakuin University

Tohoku Gakuin University, a private institution founded in 1866, offers three types of special programs for foreign students mainly at its Izumi campus in Sendai: a summer program and a fall semester program in Japanese Studies and an intensive one-year Japanese language program.

The Japanese Studies Summer Program (5 weeks in May and June) offers home placements, Japanese language classes, and a lecture series in English, as well as a tour of major cultural and historical sites in Japan. The Japanese Studies Fall Semester Program (3 months, September-December) offers lecture courses on Japanese culture and society, literature, and economy and management as well as Japanese language courses; students are housed in off-campus apartments.

The Intensive One-Year Japanese Language Course (10 months, from September-July) prepares students to pass Level Two of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, as well as offering content lecture courses in both English and Japanese. Students are housed off-campus in apartments, and are able to participate in excursions and other opportunities.

Tohoku Gakuin University has five faculties, five graduate school divisions, and eleven research institutes serving and enrollment of about 13,000 students. It has established exchange relationships with colleges and universities in North America, Europe, and Asia, including Ursinus College and Franklin & Marshall College in the United States.

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