The mission of the Japan Center at the University of West Florida is to foster stronger ties between the U.S. and Japan through educational, cultural and business programs. Under this mission, the Center operates the activities of the Florida-Japan Linkage Institute, the Jikei-American Center , the UWF Japan House and the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida.
The Center also executes credit and non-credit Japanese language instructions. Additionally, the Center plays an active role in promoting the sister-state relationship between the state of Florida and the prefecture of Wakayama in Japan as well as promoting the sister-city relationship between the city of Pensacola in Florida and the city of Gero in Japan.
The 2013 Summer Semester in Japan program will be held in Tokyo at the Tokyo College of Welfare. The program instructor is Dr. Erica Jordan, Assistant Professor, School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences. Five UWF students will be selected to participate in the program.
Student applications are now available! The application deadline is April 19, 2013. A program orientation will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in building 71, room 141. More about the program is included in the 2013 Summer Semester in Japan program announcement.
For more information contact the UWF Japan Center at 850-474-3363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2012 Summer Semester in Japan group of 5 students and two professors departed Pensacola for Tokyo on May 18 and returned to Pensacola on Saturday, June 30.
The 2012 program was led by Dr. Mark Olson and Mrs. Paula Rappe, both of the UWF Department of Social Work. Five UWF social work students participated. Tokyo College of Welfare and Saitama College of Welfare hosted the group for the 6 week study. During the travel week, conducted during the 5th week, 6/17-6/23, they visited several places, including Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Sendai and Yokohama by fully utilizing the one week Japan Rail pass.
The Japanese Language and Culture Study Program in Summer 2013 is a 2-week study program at Wakayama University. Students selected to participate in this program will receive a scholarship that will cover round-trip airfare, housing, most daily meals, program related field trips, 3-day world heritage sites excursion, cultural demonstrations, overnight home-stay, exchange activities with Wakayama University students, etc. Cost to the student will be $700 (that includes a $200 non-refundable deposit) payable to UWF, tuition for 6 semester hours, textbooks, personal expenses like entertainment, incidentals, and 4-5 meals in Japan and meals when traveling to/from Japan. UWF full-time students with a GPA of 2.7 or above and those who have completed JPN II by the end of spring semester 2013 or those who have the proficiency level equivalent to JPN II are eligible to participate. Students are required to register for JPN 2990 and ANT 2990 (Summer Term D). Course information and application details are included in the program announcement. The deadline to submit a complete applilcation is noon April 29, 2013. See the application form for details.