Japan Center for Michigan Universitieshttp://jcmu.isp.msu.edu/students/programs/...
110 MSU International Center East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1035 United States
Japan: Hikone, Kansai
Early May - June
JCMU offers students the chance to experience the Comparative Health Care Study in Japan Program, which is the perfect opportunity to earn international experience in the field of health care, pre-med, and nursing. The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Michigan State University, the Shiga University of Medical Sciences, and the member universities of the Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU Consortium) are among the cosponsors.
This program is comprised of three main components: a Japanese language course focusing on intensive study of medical terminology/health care-related Japanese language and culture, a keystone course on comparative health care, and internships tailored to each participant's area of interest providing an experience working in health care-related institutions or community based service organizations in Japan. JCMU partners with the Shiga University of Medical Sciences (SUMS) for this program, allowing JCMU students to work alongside with graduate students, researchers and professors.
Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)
Eligible applicants must complete at least 2 semesters of college in the U.S., hold a 2.5 minimum GPA, and discuss their interest in health care in their application essay. Students from all biomedical fields are encouraged to apply. Students may come from any university. Prior knowledge of Japanese language is not required.
Price includes tuition, housing, health insurance, internship placement and supervision, and course materials/textbooks. Price does not include travel to Japan and all meals.
Students from Michigan's 15 public universities receive an automatic scholarship. JCMU also accepts financial aid packages from other universities.
JCMU's mission consists of a commitment to exchange at the local and state levels, and to academic programs that uphold the highest academic standards while remaining accessible to students from all areas of Michigan, the USA, Japan, and the world. In keeping with its mission, JCMU's academic and Japan-related outreach programs strive to provide students with stimulating intercultural and academic experiences. A goal of JCMU is to make studying in Japan open and affordable to a wide range of students, regardless of their previous background, training, and experience. Hence, students from diverse fields are as welcome to participate as those majoring in Japanese or English language and cultural studies. All participants are encouraged to approach this intercultural adventure with an open mind, personal maturity, and a resourceful attitude.