IJSP (Ishikawa Japanese Studies Program) April 2024

14th Apr – 26th Apr 2024 | in conjunction with the Australia-Japan Society (ACT)

The Ishikawa Foundation for International Exchange (IFIE), in association with the Australia-Japan Society (ACT), has resumed the two-week residential courses in Japanese language/culture in Kanazawa. The 2024 April course will be the 41st course that has been run under this program.

The program is sponsored by the Ishikawa Prefectural Government.

The course will run for two weeks from Sunday 14 April to Friday 26 April and includes intensive language lessons, cultural activities and home stay accommodation with a Japanese family.

You can choose whether you would like to stay with a host family which has some English or stay with a family with no or limited English.

The course and accommodation cost per participant, including all course fees, textbooks, cultural
activities and accommodation for the duration of the course will be, depending on fluctuations in the $/yen ratio, around $1,300 to $1,500. Note: this does NOT include your fares to and from Kanazawa, travel insurance, lunches, local transport costs or your spending money in Japan.

The classes are tailored to the individual participant’s language skills. Participants are assessed on
the first day and placed in groups according to their language abilities.

During the course, mornings are spent in formal language classes. Most afternoons opportunities are provided to explore the local culture, either in organised classes and expeditions or by exploring Kanazawa on your own. There is a cultural tour on the middle Saturday.

There are excellent facilities and very helpful teachers at the language school.

Applicants for this course must be at least 20 years old, must be a member or join an Australia –Japan Society or an affiliated organisation (including Japanese Language and Modern Language Teachers’ associations) and must be prepared to stay in Japan for the duration of the course.

This is a great chance to commence, refresh, improve or develop your Japanese language skills and,
if your profession is appropriate, the cost may be tax deductible as a self-education expense.

A deposit of $500 is payable by Friday 2 February 2024. The balance is payable after the course, when AJS ACT receives an invoice from the Institute.

Contact the Coordinator of the program, Mr Michael Hodgkin, for a more detailed outline of the
program and for course/homestay application forms. Completed course/homestay applications need to reach the Coordinator by Friday 2 February 202.

Michael Hodgkin | Coordinator IFIE Courses | c/o Australia – Japan Society (ACT)
M: 0438-584-943 | ajsifiecourses@gmail.com

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