Other Opportunities

Japanese Corner, inaugurated in Fall 2009, meets once a week on campus. Activities are led by Japanese tutors as a fun way to learn Japanese culture and language and to meet native speakers. It's open to the public. 

Japanese Corner will not be occurring Fall semester, 2020.

On Celebrating Scholarship and Creativity Day, Japanese language program students present their work in Japanese.

Students presenting during Scholarship and Creativity Day, 2012

Student presentations on
Scholarship and Creativity Day, 2011

In the spring semester, we have exchange students from Bunkyo Gakuin University in our language classes as your conversation partners for three weeks. You will work jointly on various projects with them. For example, you could have an opportunity to invite those students for a weekend home stay.

Bunkyo students and JAPN 112 students 2013

Japanese National Honor Society College Chapter (JNHS-CC) recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence in the study of the Japanese language. The American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) is pleased to assist teachers with a way to recognize their outstanding students, to maintain high standards in Japanese language education, and to promote activities that give students ways to use their language skills on their campuses and in their communities.

ESL Summer Camp at CSB/SJU invites middle and high school students from Okinawa, Japan every summer. These students spend one evening each summer with a family, which is one of the highlights of their experience in Minnesota.

Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) organizes several events and volunteer opportunities to learn more about Japanese culture.

Japan America Students Conference invites Japanese students and American students gather at this conference to study and analyze Japan-U.S. relations. A couple of previous students of CSB/SJU attended this conference. The article: http://www.csbsju.edu/Japan-AmConference.htm

Mondale Scholarship Program for students enrolled in Minnesota colleges and universities who want to broaden their knowledge of Japan through a combination of study and travel.

Teaching In Japan Every year, CSB/SJU graduates head to Asia to teach English as a Second Language. Some students go to CSB/SJU partner institutions and organizations through the CGE's Teaching in Asia (TIA) program, while others strike out on their own to find different opportunities. 

Concordia Language Village Summer job opportunity located in Concordia Language Villages, this job gives students numerous opportunities to teach Japanese and participate in various other activities. Read about Jeremy Jahn's experience with this opportunity here