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The Center for Japanese Language: The Gateway to Japan!
- Exchange Program Information for 2013-2014

Course Outline
WASEDA University, established in 1882, has 13 faculties covering 22 research areas. 56,000 students in total and 4,000 foreign students are learning together on campus. The Center for Japanese Language is an educational institution that provides year round Japanese courses for Waseda's 1,700 international students.
Japanese Language Program, offered by the Center for Japanese Language at Waseda University, is a one-year program to study Japanese language intensively. The classes have Waseda International students from all over the world. More than 360 Waseda-student volunteers join the Japanese classes to give extra language support. For the further information regarding course registration, please refer to;

Completion of Program 
A student who attended this Program for one year, passed the prescribed examinations and earned the prescribed number of credits (26 credits: 13credits for each semester) can receive a Certificate of Completion.

*The student who attends this program must register 13 credits at least per semester.
*The student who failed to complete the program is dismissed from the university.
*We don’t admit any entrance of students with the purpose of research.

Center for Japanese Language (CJL) at Waseda University offers WASEDA NIHONGO SUPPORT to international students who are keen to develop NIHONGO proficiency and learning skills in their self-directed learning. The
 staff, who majors in Japanese language education at the Graduate School of Japanese Applied Linguistics, is available to support learners with their individual needs and problems. Not only beginners but also advanced learners can receive helpful support and guidance in all aspects of their NIHONGO learning as well as in their daily campus life.

CJL offers a unique traditional and cultural experience through activities such as: over-night field trip to Nikko or Hakone (famous sightseeing spots), Kabuki viewing, Mochitsuki (rice-cake making) festival with Sumo wrestlers, etc.
In addition, by joining in on activities hosted by the International Community Center (ICC) and by various student activity groups, students will have more opportunities to exchange with Japanese students and other local people. Such wide ranges of activities allow all students to fully enjoy university life in Japan.

*The activities are subject to change without notice.

Please contact CIE regarding to Admission for exchange students.

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