Japanese LSA+

Basic Information

2024 Summer Osaka, Japan LSA+

Program Overview

Information Session

The Osaka Japanese LSA+ Information Session with the faculty members leading the Summer 2024 program will be on Wednesday, October 11, 6:00 pm in Room 314 Anonymous Hall.

About This Program

During the summer of 2024, the Department of Asian Societies, Cultures and Languages (ASCL) will offer the 10-week long Japanese LSA+ Program in Osaka, where participating students will take JAPAN 22, 23, and the Director's Course taught in English. Osaka is Japan's second largest city and known for its amazing food, vibrant mercantile culture, and its status as the "mecca of comedy" in Japan. The group will take trips to areas of cultural and historical significance, including Tokyo, Kyoto, and the site of the first official US-Japan encounter: Shimoda. For a country the size of California, the cultural differences in these locations will be striking. People speak different dialects, their mannerisms are distinct, and you will notice that the Osakans are by far the friendliest (and most outspoken) of all Japanese.

The Summer 2024 program will be led by Prof. Sachi Schmidt-Hori from Dartmouth. Students will take 2 second-year Japanese language courses (JAPN 22 and 23) in Osaka taught by Prof. Mayumi Ishida from Dartmouth and a director's course in Japanese cultural studies taught in English by Prof. Schmidt-Hori.

Prerequisites: (with a B grade average or permission of the instructor in:)

  • ASCL 10.03 Introduction to Japanese Culture (Next offered in Spring 2024. Students may apply for the LSA+ in January without having taken this course yet, but need to complete it before the LSA+ as preparation.)
  • JAPN 001 through 003 First-year Japanese courses

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Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for this program on the Guarini website. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid

In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term.

All costs, including airfare and spending money, are considered when determining the cost of an off-campus program. Any costs in excess of a typical term in Hanover are met with additional Dartmouth Scholarship Funds. Loan assistance is offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, a visit to the Financial Aid Office is often advisable.