Japanese Program

Overview of the Japanese Program

The Japanese Program offers a vibrant community that engages students in active learning and a variety of extracurricular activities. Students develop communication skills in both spoken and written Japanese as well as knowledge of Japanese cultural and literary traditions. By taking courses in all levels of the Japanese language, literature, and culture and spending a semester at a Japanese university, students hone their language skills and deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and society. The goal of the Japanese Program is to help students succeed in professional and personal interactions with Japan after graduation. Former students have gone on to teach English in Japan, work at Japanese companies and the Japanese embassy.


Student projects and extracurricular activities

For Incoming Students:

New students who took Japanese in high school need to take a Japanese language placement test. For details, please read the placement test information


Mari Ishida, Assistant Professor of Japanese
Yasuko Takata Rallings, Professor of the Practice
Kanako Yao, Assistant Teaching Professor 


Chika Ogura
Kei Suzuki