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**Yamagata University
Yamagata, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Restrictions: UTA applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study:
Japanese Culture, Japanese Language, Kanji
Program:
Reciprocal Exchange
Language of Instruction:
English, Japanese
Housing Options:
Apartment, Residence Hall
Class Eligibility:
2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Credit Type:
Letter Grade
Program Type:
Study
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Program Description:
Yamagata University

Location:  Yamagata offers student's both an historic Japan as well as a modern one.  Yamagata is known for its natural beauty, including majestic mountains, coastlines, historic temples and castles.  Yamagata also has a booming industrial sector focused on high-technology.
 
The University: Yamagata University is a leading national university located in northern Japan.  Students participating on this program will attend the Yamagata University Japanese Studies Program.
 
Courses Offered:  Japanese Culture courses are taught in English and Japanese Language courses are taught in Japanese.  Students with a high proficiency in Japanese may also take regular courses taught in Japanese.  Courses are available in the subject areas listed above.  Full Course Details

Student Visas:  In addition to a US passport, all students must obtain a valid Japanese College Student Visa to study in Japan.  Students will apply for this visa once they have been accepted into the program.  Student Visa Process Details

Fun Facts:  In Japan, the green traffic light is called "blue".  The Japanese have the highest life expectancy in the world, about 81-82 years.  Two Japanese car brands were named after rice paddies: Toyota and Honda.  Japan is one of the best recycling countries in the world.
 
For More Information:

Yamagata University Short Term Exchange Student Abroad Program (STEP-YU)

International Student Guide

Information on Japan
 



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.