A program that meets the diverse needs of students studying Japanese language and culture
The Maple Program is an intensive Japanese language and culture program for exchange students designed by Osaka University’s Center for Japanese Language and Culture (CJLC). The program officially starts in September (classes start in October) and comes to an end in August of the following year. A Certificate of Program Completion will be issued to students who earned 30 or more credits during the course of the year.
This program was designed to meet the diverse needs of students studying Japanese language and culture. The program offers around 160 credit-bearing subjects, including research subjects, Japanese language subjects, and independent study courses. You can put the knowledge and skills you acquire through these courses to use in the compulsory Directed Research and Reading (MDR), which is the core of the Maple Program.
The Project-based Learning (PBL) activities of the MDR course focus on developing students’ ability to gain knowledge, discuss, and relay information. It aims to raise talented individuals that can connect with different cultures and their people. At the same time, the program aims to train students to view Japan from a broader point of view and from various angles, and to process and convey their findings.