Category Archives: program review

From Application to Research: Fulbright in Japan

Aloha friends! I’m Pamela Runestad, a PhD candidate in medical anthropology from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Paula Curtis of Shinpai Deshō asked me if I would share a little about my experience with scholarships in general and with … Continue reading

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Applying to JET as a CIR, Part 1

Part 1: What is a Coordinator for International Relations? For many fairly recent college graduates with degrees in Asian Studies, the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is the next stop on their career path. Last year, we ran several … Continue reading

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IUC series (final!): Former students – Where are they now?

Thus far we’ve talked quite a bit about attending the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies—whether or not it’s the right time for you, how to fund your stay, what sort of housing to get (homestay, IUC sponsored housing like … Continue reading

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IUC Series: How can I fund my stay at the IUC?

Today’s IUC series article, written by Karen, is complemented by a video I recorded about funding the IUC with a Foreign Language Area Studies fellowship. I recorded this video as a collaborative project with Jamie Cox (IUC ’09-’10), who maintains … Continue reading

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IUC Series: IUC 10-month program (Part 2)

A couple weeks ago we began with a rundown of the IUC 10-month program coursework, beginning with an explanation of the entrance exam and then detailing the materials and expectations of quarters 1 and 2. This week we will close … Continue reading

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IUC Series: 10-month program (Part 1)

We’ve already covered a variety of topics about the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language studies, including introductory information, apartments vs. monthly mansions, IUC-sponsored housing (Star Heights and Toriumi Haimu), and the summer program, but most students are interested in hearing … Continue reading

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IUC Series: IUC-sponsored housing: Toriumi Haimu

In our final article on housing, guest David C. writes about his experiences at Toriumi Haimu, one of the popular options for apartment rental through the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies. If you have any questions, feel free to leave … Continue reading

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IUC Series: IUC-sponsored housing: Star Heights

Another guest writer, Alissa Murray was one of many students who chose IUC-sponsored housing during her stay in Yokohama at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies. We should have one more housing post on the way, followed by one on … Continue reading

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IUC Series: The IUC Summer Program

The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies has two programs, the intensive summer program and the intensive 10-month program (I use this word for both because there’s really no denying that the 10-month program is just as serious business as … Continue reading

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