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Tokyo Full-length Summer Semester
Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), offers a summer semester giving undergraduates the opportunity to choose from a broad range of courses, including several focusing on Asia, and to study alongside bilingual Japanese students. Japanese language is offered at all levels, beginning through advanced. Courses are taught by distinguished faculty and, except for language courses, are conducted in English. The TUJ academic calendar is comprised of three semesters; the summer session is not a special program for U.S. or international students, but one of the regular academic semesters. As a result, U.S. students can expect to take advantage of all of the regular academic and extracurricular offerings normally found during the academic year, including a wide range of courses and an active student life.
Temple students who successfully complete this program automatically satisfy the World Society (GG) requirement of GenEd.
All full-length summer semester participants, regardless of major, are strongly urged to enroll in at least one course focusing on Japan or Asia, and in a Japanese language course. Japanese language is offered at all levels, beginning through advanced. Participants may choose the remainder of their courses from a variety of electives, mainly at the 2000-level or above. All students choose three to four courses from the summer schedule for a total of 9 to 13 credit hours.
TUJ offers paid and unpaid internships with Japanese and multinational organizations, embassies and NGOs in the Tokyo area. An internship provides excellent preparation for the particular field and for future employment, as well as the opportunity to experience a different dimension of Japanese life and make important professional contacts for future networking.
For a credit-bearing internship, students receive Temple University course credit which varies depending on the requirements of the company. All students must be registered for 9-13 semester hours total, including regular coursework and any internship credits. Students should check with their home college to determine whether or not they will receive academic credit for an internship. Students may also apply for non-credit bearing internships with the assistance of Career Services after arrival in Japan.
Generally, for each semester hour of credit, a student spends five hours per week working for the company. For example, a three-credit internship would require approximately 15 hours per week at the company at a minimum.
Bilingual capabilities in Japanese and English are desirable and, in many cases, at least a business level of Japanese is required. However, some internships do not require Japanese language skills.
To oversee the internship, a faculty supervisor sets the evaluation requirements for the internship, meets with students several times during the summer semester, and minimally requires a final report about the experience.
All students are provided detailed information available internships after being accepted to the study abroad program. Interested students then apply for an internship prior to departure for Tokyo. To see the internships that were available last summer, download the Summer 2013 Internships (pdf) packet.
Thanks to a grant from the Freeman Foundation, Temple University is able to award additional scholarship funding to select study abroad students participating in the TUJ internship program. Students participating in summer internships may apply for scholarships up to $5,000. All eligible students are encouraged to apply. See the Scholarships section further below for more details.
TUJ provides access to approximately 160 full-time and adjunct faculty throughout the year. The faculty includes full-time professors based in Japan, part-time faculty who are practicing professionals in specialized fields, as well as Main Campus Temple faculty on temporary assignment.
All estimated costs are subject to change. They should be used as a guideline only. Accepted students will receive updated, detailed cost information as soon as it is available after the application deadline.
Dates are tentative and subject to change.
INFORMATION ABOUT TOKYO AND TUJ
Please see Temple Japan Information to read about Tokyo, TUJ's campus, student life at TUJ, and housing.
GENERAL SUMMER PROGRAM INFORMATION
Please see General Summer Information to read about pre-departure information and orientation, passports and visas, scholarships, costs and payment policies, accreditation, and transfer of credits.
Education Abroad Scholarships for Temple Students
A limited number of scholarships are available to qualified Temple students for study on a TUJ summer program. Scholarships for the full-length summer semester range from $1,000-$2,500. To be eligible for an award, a student must be a full-time, matriculated undergraduate at Temple University; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; receive need-based financial aid; and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 for a summer scholarship. Selected finalists may be interviewed.
Freeman Foundation East Asia Internship Program Scholarships
ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Please see Eligibility and Application Procedures for program eligibility, application requirements, and application procedures that apply to all summer programs.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 22, 2014
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For additional information, please contact Education Abroad, 215-204-0720, firstname.lastname@example.org.