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

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** 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.
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