SPACE (Saga University Program for Academic Exchange) is a special program designed for international students from affiliated universities around the world. It offers a unique curriculum of Japanese language classes and courses in the student’s major in English and Japanese. Participating students deepen their knowledge and understanding not only of their major field of study, but also of Japanese society and people, through academic work and meaningful interactions with Japanese students and the local people.
●Types of Academic Programs
Students choose either the “SPACE-E” or “SPACE-J” program, depending on the student’s aim of study in Japan and the preference for language in which to study.
> Courses are taught in English.
This program is for only undergraduate students.
> Students register regular
courses taught in Japanese
※We recommend that you choose SPACE-J if you already have high Japanese language proficiency and have passed the Level 2 or higher JLPT.
The rough schedule of the program is as follows:
|October||・Orientation, Guidance, Japanese Language, Placement Tests, Registration
|November||・Field Trip to Balloon Festival
・Field Trip to Imari (Painting a Porcelain Cup)
|January||・Sport Hour (e.g., Badminton)|
|February||・Field Trip to Ogi (visit Sake Brewery, etc.)
・Field Trip to Karatsu and Fukuoka
|May||・Home stay in Kashima, Participation in Gatalympic|
|June||・Culture Hours (e.g., Tea ceremony)|
|August||・Completion Ceremony (usually held around August the 20th)|
For your university and Saga University to be academically affiliated, a professor of one university and a professor of the other university need to start an academic exchange first and then have a agreement contract of academic exchange and student exchange officially. Based on this academic and student exchange in the agreements, for example, the professor or another professor of an overseas affiliated university will send his or her student to Saga University as a SPACE student.