Shimane University

Matsue, Japan

Location
Academics
Living in Matsue
Important Dates
Eligibility Requirements
Program Contact
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Academics

The exchange program with Rikkyo University is designed for students to practice Japanese language skills and to learn more about Japanese culture, history, and society. While students from any major may participate in this program, preference is first given to those who are pursuing the Japanese minor. 

Course offerings may include the following:

  • Japanese Language (mandatory)
  • Seminar on Japanese Language and Culture
  • Modern Japanese History
  • Japanese Society
  • Tokyo Studies
  • ...and more!

Upon arrival at Rikkyo University, students will complete a placement exam to determine at which level of Japanese language they will study. The Japanese language courses are offered at eight levels (J1 - J8) and are taught in Japanese. Most special elective courses for exchange students are taught in English. To take major courses in Japanese alongside Rikkyo students, exchange typically need to test into a high level of Japanese proficiency (J6 or higher). 


Living in Matsue

Students will live in dormitories in various locations around Tokyo, but a manageable distance from the Ikebukoro campus. 

Meals plans are 

With 60+ student organizations and 21 men's and women's athletic teams, there are many opportunities to become involved on campus!


Important Dates
TERM APPLICATION DEADLINE PROGRAM START DATE PROGRAM END DATE
Academic Year     Mid-February Late August Early August
Spring Early October Late March Early August
Summer Early March Early July Mid-July


Eligibility Requirements
  • Full-time, degree-seeking student at Kent State
  • Any major
  • Japanese minor preferred
  • Completion of Elementary Japanese II or higher
  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.5 or higher

Program Contact

Molly Papay
Education Abroad Advisor
Email: mpapay1@kent.edu  
Phone: 330-672-3067

Schedule an Advising Appointment


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