Undergraduates majoring in Japanese Studies are encouraged to apply to various study programmes in Japan, including the NUS Student Exchange Programme and other prestigious programmes funded by the JCCI Foundation and the Monbukagakusho. Department students have all demonstrated significant improvements in their Japanese competence after such long-term stays in Japan. First-hand experience in the country also provides students with more direct insight and authentic knowledge on Japan.
Summer in Japan (SIJ) is a 5-week summer programme that Kyushu University offers to students from around the world. SIJ provides students with a unique opportunity to study Japanese language, culture and society. Students will attend Japanese language classes, a course on contemporary Japan, and also various field studies in and around Fukuoka. In order to provide a variety of living circumstances in Japan, two types of accommodation are arranged: campus accommodation and homestay. This programme provides the students with a better knowledge of Japanese culture and lifestyle.