UO Global Scholars Program in Japanese

Together, CASLS, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures collaborated to develop the UO Global Scholars Program in Japanese. The program paired academic and linguistic training so that students could major in a field of their choice while learning Japanese language and culture.

Students in the UO Global Scholars Program:

  • Learned Japanese language and experience the culture in an immersion setting
  • Lived in a language-learning dorm
  • Enrolled in regular courses at the University of Oregon, taught in English, along with discussion courses taught in Japanese
  • Majored in an academic field of their choice
  • Studied abroad at a university in Japan their junior year and enrolled in regular courses in their major with native-speaking peers
  • Completed a senior thesis to showcase their academic, language, and cultural skills
  • Graduated with professional-level Japanese skills, which made them competitive for graduate school or employment