青山学院大学 国際センター AOYAMA GAKUIN UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL CENTER

  • 青山学院大学 国際センター AOYAMA GAKUIN UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL CENTER
  • 青山学院大学 国際センター AOYAMA GAKUIN UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL CENTER
  • 青山学院大学 国際センター AOYAMA GAKUIN UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL CENTER

AGU Summer Program

Overview

AGU International Short Program

The surrounding areas of our campus, Shibuya/Aoyama/Harajuku, have been developed to become the most vibrant and culturally ‘cool’ area of Tokyo, Japan, with easy access to everywhere in Tokyo. Our summer intensive study program at Aoyama Gakuin University is designed for students wishing to deepen their knowledge of Japanese culture in an academically rigorous and trend-setting environment in Tokyo.

AGU International Short Program

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the programme, the students will be able to:

・Deepen their understandings about both traditional and modern

Japanese culture through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experiences

・Gain first-hand experience of communicating with native Japanese speakers

・Improve basic Japanese language skills

APPLYCATION DEADLINE: MAY 1st 2018

Program Information

  • ・ Eligibility : University students with adequate English proficiency (non-native English speakers are required to have an
    upper-intermediate to advanced level of English, with a proficiency level of IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL iBT 78 or above)
  • ・ Dates: Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 20
  • ・ Location: Aoyama Campus, Aoyama Gakuin University
  • ・ Program 70,000 JPY (Includes tuition fee, welcome & farewell luncheons, field trips and certificate) *Housing Not Included
  • ・ Class Size: 20 – 25
Program Information

Certificate of Completion

A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of this program.
*This program is not for AGU academic credit

Program Highlights

*Program lineups are subject to change

JAPANESE ANIMATION
*Japanese with English translation

Mr. Yuji Nunokawa, who is a founder of Studio Pierrot, the animation
studio that created some of the world’s most beloved animated series and films such as “The Wonderful Adventure of Nils”, “NARUTO” and “Bleach”, will talk about Japanese animation production, its history and inside stories.

JAPANESE ANIMATION *Japanese with English translation
JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY *Japanese with English translation

JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY
*Japanese with English translation

Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo) is a form of artistic writing with a brush, which originates in China before developing its original style and form in Japan. Haru,a MEXT award-winning Shodo Artist who performs around the world, will give
you a hands-on experience to teach you the basics of calligraphy writing.

LOOKING CLOSELY – AT INSECTS!
IN JAPANESE CULTURE *English Lecture

It is often said that Japanese culture has a special relationship to nature,
one evident in its poetry and traditional arts. Aoyama Gakuin University Professor Mary Knighton will introduce the myriad ways in which insects appear not only in Japanese religion, folklore, and classical literature but creatively and diversely in seasonal practices, modern literature and film,popular culture, and industry as well.

LOOKING CLOSELY – AT INSECTS! IN JAPANESE CULTURE *English Lecture
JAPANESE COOKING(public transportation cost not included)*English instruction

JAPANESE COOKING
(public transportation cost not included)
*English instruction

Learn the secret of Japanese cuisine ( “Washoku” ) in Asakusa!
You will learn how to prepare delicious Japanese dishes. After the cooking workshop, we will explore Asakusa, one of the most popular spots in Tokyo where you can see the buildings in traditional styles.

JAPANESE DRUM (WADAIKO) WORKSHOP
*Japanese with English translation

Ikki Hino is a professional Wadaiko player who performed in 14 countries worldwide while devoting the rest of his time teaching the art of Wadaiko to people of all ages. In this workshop, you will have a basic lesson of Wadaiko
– basic rhythms of Wadaiko, how to maneuver the sticks, etc.

JAPANESE DRUM (WADAIKO) WORKSHOP *Japanese with English translation
TRADITIONAL CANDY ART (AMEZAIKU) WORKSHOP

TRADITIONAL CANDY ART (AMEZAIKU)
WORKSHOP

Amezaiku is Japanese candy craft artistry originally started during the Heian period (794 – 1185AD). Amezaiku artists, using multi-colored taffy, creates various shapes such as fish, animals, anime characters, etc, with hands and other tools like tweezers and scissors. You can learn the basics of Amezaiku while enjoying the demonstrations by an Amezaiku artist.

DAY TRIP TO GREATER KANTO AREA

A full-day bus trip to greater kanto area will give you a chance to escape from the city and enjoy the scenic beauty of suburban areas. We will enjoy fresh fruits harvesting and craft making workshop as well

DAY TRIP TO GREATER KANTO AREA

SCHEDULE

2018 AGU Summer Program Schedule (Tentative)

SCHEDULE

Accommodation

To be announced…

FAQ

How do you select participants in the program?
Places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. However, we might limit the number of students from each country to ensure the diversity of the participants. You will be notified about the admission results within 5 working days. Once you are admitted, you can finalize your place in the program by making the program fee payment.
Do I need to be fluent in Japanese to participate in the program?
Participants are not required to have any Japanese language ability. The Japanese language lessons we oer have two levels – beginner
and intermediate. All lectures are given in English or in Japanese with English interpretation.
Do I get academic credits by participating in this program?
AGU will not award any academic credit. However, you will receive an ocial certificate of completion at the end of the program
– Please consult with your home university to see if your university would award credits based on the certificate.
How do I find a place to stay?
“Housing Information” will be sent to participants in April. Each participant is responsible for making his/her own housing arrangement,
and “Housing Information” will help you find a suitable accommodation.
Would I get a chance to make Japanese friends?
We have a group of Japanese AGU students working with the program participants as “Buddies” . Buddies are volunteer students
who are interested in spending time with international students --- they are looking forward to meeting you in Tokyo!

Contact us (Click here for message)

Aoyama Gakuin University International Center
+81-3-3409-8462 (Aoyama Campus)