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  • International Exchange Center

    The International Exchange Center is this school’s hub for cross-cultural communication. Many students gather here, going beyond their departments, majors, and nationalities to engage in cross-cultural understanding. The center is also a place which supports both Fukuoka Jo Gakuin students who wish to study abroad and international students interested in studying either full-time or as exchange students at our school. Moreover, with the school’s own international exchange and training programs, the center’s specialist staff can provide full support to each and every student’s life abroad on a one-to-one basis from pre-departure orientation and beyond until they return.

    For Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Students Interested in Studying Abroad

    For those who desire to study abroad, the center provides reliable information. In addition to furnishing students with all kinds of information related to studying abroad, the center also provides counseling to those wanting to study abroad, help in applying for the school’s own study abroad programs, and orientation before departure and upon returning to Japan. If you have interest in studying abroad, by all means come and visit us in the center.

    For International Students Interested in Studying at Fukuoka Jo Gakuin

    When you have become a student at Fukuoka Jo Gakuin, drop by the center. Here, you will be able to receive all kinds of information, advice, and orientation to make your student life at Jo Gakuin more pleasant. Moreover, you can consult with the center’s staff about how to take care of the different procedures or even how to apply for extracurricular activities. We will provide full and comprehensive support to your campus life.

    For Japanese Students and International Exchange Students

    This center manages programs which deepen cross cultural understanding. Through these, we broaden the scope of international exchange to the world.

    Inbound Students

    Admissions & Transfer System for International Students

    One student from each of the cooperating institutions* can study for one year at our school.
    *Be sure to check Fukuoka Jo Gakuin’s website for the names of participating schools.

    Currently 24 students are studying at Fukuoka Jo Gakuin (including the Graduate School), having taken advantage of this program. (As of May, 2016)

    Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University

    Participating institutions include:

    • *Shu Zen College of Medicine and Management, Taiwan
    • *Daegu University, South Korea
    • *Inje University, South Korea
    • *Randolph College, USA
    • *Dalian University of Foreign Languages, Republic of China

    Students study Japanese language and Japanese culture during their stay at Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University.

    Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University Junior College

    Participating institutions include:

    • University of Tennessee at Martin, USA
    • Western Sydney University, Australia

    Two women from each institution, for a total of four students, may come to our Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University Junior College from the end of May or June for two weeks where in addition to taking part in the Department’s special English program they will study Japanese language and Japanese culture.

    Outbound Students

    Faculty of Humanities and Human Relations

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    Participating Institutions (Exchange Program)

    • Randolph College, USA
    • Dalian University of Foreign Languages, PRC
    • Inje University, South Korea
    • Daegu University, South Korea
    • Shu Zen College of Medicine and Management, Republic of China

    Participating Institutions (Outbound Program)

    • Central Washington University, USA
    • University of Tennessee at Martin, USA
    • Saint Mary’s University, Canada
    • Vancouver Island University, Canada
    • Southern Cross University, Australia
    • The University of Newcastle, Australia
    • Dalian University of Foreign Languages, PRC
    • The University of Essex, UK
    • Yonsei University, South Korea
    • Shu Zen College of Medicine and Management, Republic of China

    Short-term International Study Program
    Cross-Cultural Approach

    (Location of Study)

    • U.S.A.
      University of Tennessee at Martin
    • Australia
      Southern Cross University
      The University of Newcastle
    • Canada
      Vancouver Island University
    • Taiwan
      Shu Zen College of Medicine and Management
    • Korea
      Inje University
      Daegu University

    (Period of Study)

    • During the summer break(Mid-August to mid-September)
    • Or, during the spring break(February or March)
    • Duration: about 3 weeks

    Faculty of Humanities, Department of Contemporary Culture

    Field Work Modern B (Korea Study Tour)

    • Location of Study:Seoul
    • Period of Study:Departing in mid-September (4 days, 3 nights)

    Field Work Modern C (Asia)

    • Location of Study:Turkey
    • Period of Study:Departing in early September (10 days, 9 nights)

    Field Work Modern G (Europe)

    • Location of Study:Italy and Germany
    • Period of Study:Departing in early September (12 days, 11 nights)

    Faculty of Humanities, Department of Literary Arts

    U.K. Study Field Work (Summer)

    • Location of Study:Manchester, England, U.K.
    • Period of Study:During the summer break, September (About 2 weeks)

    London Study Field Work (Spring)

    • Location of Study:London, England, U.K.
    • Period of Study:During the spring break, early February (About 10 days)

    Faculty of International Career Development

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    Study Abroad Program (SAP)

    Established in the department’s curriculum is a long-term study abroad program through which students can acquire high level English communication ability by experiencing life abroad. Students can earn up to 16 credits over the course of one term (4-5 months) or up to 32 credits over the course of two terms (8-10 months), meaning a leave of absence from school is not necessary and students may graduate as usual within four years.
    ※ Students who participate in the program are exempt from paying for one semester of this school’s tuition.

    Short Overseas Program (SOP)

    Under this program, students stay with host families and study English for a short period of time. During the spring break, students can study for roughly five weeks at Australia’s Edith Cowan University.
    Students work towards learning general English and mastering the four skills and grammar. As students are required to do research in their specialty in English, this program plays an important role in helping students prepare for their future studies.

    Summer English Camp

    The intensive English camp is designed for students who cannot earn credit through our department’s overseas study programs. During the summer break, on-campus dormitory is used and students study for one week with teachers dispatched from England. Throughout the program, it is forbidden to use Japanese. Students study both general English and business English with native speakers. Mimicking the experience one would have while studying abroad, the program attempts to substantially improve students’ English ability over a short period of time. (EAGL only)

    Exchange and Study Abroad Program Junior College,
    English Department

    Exchange Program

    Two students are sent abroad every other year during the summer break.

    Participating Institutions:Students may study at a university or language school in an English speaking country.

    Recognized Exchange Program

    From the second semester of the second year, students may take a leave of absence in order to study at a university or language school in an English speaking country.

    Location of Study:Students may study at a language school in an English-speaking country of their choice.

    Overseas Language Study Program (England Course)

    • ・Location of Study:Francis King (London England)
    • ・Period of Study:During the summer break (from the end of August for about three weeks)

    Transfer Program to the University of Wisconsin

    Students may transfer to the University of Wisconsin at River Falls upon graduating from Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University Junior College.
    Because a maximum of 60 credits earned at Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University Junior College are transferrable to the University of Wisconsin, students can graduate from the university within two years of transferring from Jo Gakuin Junior College. In order to transfer to the University of Wisconsin, students must have a score of more than 78 on the TOEFL iBT (or 6.0 on IELTS , 730 on the TOEIC, or pre-1 on the Eiken.) However, students with a TOEFL iBT score of over 57 (IELTS, 5.0; TOEIC 550, EIken 2A) may be admitted on a case by case basis.

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