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Hirosaki University - Exchange

Term To Study: Spring 2025
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2024
Major 1: Foreign Language / Literature Japanese
Subject 1:
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Exchange
Link 1: CLICK HERE for Hirosaki University exchange information
Link 2: CLICK HERE for an estimated budget for studying one semester at Hirosaki University.
Link 3: CLICK HERE to view Hirosaki's International Exchange page.
Program Locations: Hirosaki
Contact Phone: 207-581-3437
Contact Name: Study Abroad Advisor
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Program Description

Hirosaki University was established in the former castle town of Hirosaki in the northern prefecture of Aomori in 1949. To those who live there, Aomori prefecture reflects the true essence of Japan in its many traditions, festivals, and folk crafts, and the city of Hirosaki is no exception. Hirosaki is well known for the beautiful cherry and apple blossoms that serve as the basis of the annual cherry blossom festival each spring. Hirosaki is located about three hours north of Tokyo by train.

Visiting students enroll in special courses for foreigners in the fields of Japanese Language, Culture and Art. No prior knowledge of Japanese language is necessary. Students can take courses in Japanese at the introductory, intermediate and advanced level. Each semester a course on Japanese culture is taught in English. Supplemental independent study courses may be arranged through the Hirosaki University Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Education in the fields of literature, communication, art, education, and culture. Visit the website for the International Exchange Courses.

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Population: 127368088
Capital: Tokyo
Per-capita GDP: $ 35200
Size: 377915 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 09:00 hours) Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo

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