A pre-departure orientation dinner will be offered free of charge at a local Japanese restaurant towards the end of the Spring quarter. This is optional. We will discuss the Japan part of the program in more detail, followed by some useful travel advice. You can have the opportunity to sample many Japanese dishes.
Students will be asked to arrive at Tokyo Narita International Airport on the program start date. They will be greeted by KCP International Japanese Language School staff and taken to their dormitory lodging. A brief tour of the facilities, more detailed maps and instructions on the orientation will be provided to students.
The first week of formal classes will involve 6 hours of language instruction each day. The remainder of the program will involve 3 hours, either morning or afternoon sessions (to be decided later) of lectures by Dr. Tamasi. All classes will take place at KCP campus in Shinjuku. Excursions and other cultural activities will take place throughout the program.
You will also have ample time to explore Tokyo on your own, or with your fellow classmates. There will be a few free days, and during the 2-weeks in which Dr. Tomasi teaches, students will have a half day to explore.