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EMU: Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) - Health & Culture
Hikone, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Summer 2021 03/01/2021 03/02/2021 TBA TBA
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Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
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Field of Study: Business, General Education Requirement
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Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) - Health & Culture

Hikone Castle, Japan (Summer)
Semesters Offered: 
Minimum GPA of 2.5.* Prior Japanese language is not required, but may be helpful.
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Health & Culture in Japan
Observe various English language classrooms in Japan while learning about Japanese culture and society. No prior Japanese language study is required for this program. Students enrolled in this program will take:

  • Comparative Health, Healthcare, and Public Health (3-4 credits): This keystone course presents healthcare models and systems within the context of quality, access, cost, and policy. Classroom experience is enhanced with site visits and guest lectures.This program is designed to explore the vast effect of culture on Japan's health, healthcare, and public health while experiencing key aspects Eastern and Western medicine. You will observe professionals in both traditional and highly-developed technological health-related settings, including clinics hospitals, and research centers.

  • Introduction to Japanese culture & society (3 credits): This course will present you with the opportunity to further explore the foundations of Japanese culture and society and how they shape the lives of the Japanese people, which will help you understand the culture that you will be living in. Classroom lectures will be enhanced with guest lectures, site visits, and Japanese cultural demonstrations and activities.

Housing and Meals
JCMU offers students accommodations in the  residence hall apartments during this program. Student apartments are designed for double occupancy, each with a private bedroom/study and shared kitchen and bathroom. Students are responsible for their own meals when they stay in the apartments.

Visa Requirements
Japan only requires students with U.S. citizenship that are participating in programs longer than 90 days to get a student visa. 

Application and Advising Notes
This program requires a dual application process in which both EMU and JCMU must approve students to participate. Students are required to attend an advising session before being admitted into this program. 

Financial Aid and Scholarship

Students with a minimum 2.8 GPA and a demonstrated financial need can apply for the Freeman-ASIA scholarship.

Financial aid and EMU scholarships can be applied to the tuition and fees for this program. Additional scholarships available for EMU students that wish to study abroad can be found through the Office of Financial Aid.

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