The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures strongly encourages study abroad as a means of cultural and linguistic immersion and typically recommends the junior year. Please see the Office of Study Abroad for information about programs, scholarships, and health and safety abroad, and consult with the departmental study abroad advisor in order to plan coursework.

Students studying Japanese have access to various study abroad possibilities around Japan, including the two UI Exchange Programs (semester or academic year) and other recommended summer programs.

UI Exchange Programs – Semester or Academic Year

Recommended Summer Programs

Study Abroad Scholarships

Scholarships are available for study abroad programs sponsored by The University of Iowa. For more information on scholarships and funds available to help cover the costs of travel, in addition to application procedures, contact Study Abroad at 319-335-0353, 1111 University Capitol Centre.

Students planning to study abroad in Japan are strongly encouraged to apply for scholarships, such as follows:

How to Plan for Study Abroad

  • Interested students should contact Study Abroad Advisor Ana Jimenez at International Programs to learn more about the programs and how to apply, and Professor Yumiko Nishi in the Japanese Program to discuss course registration, credit transfer, and other details.