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.