Faculty of Arts

Japan Field School (MLAN 2700)

TRU Modern Languages offers a six-credit field school in Japan approximately every two years. Students spend two weeks in Japan improving and cultivating their language skills in an immersion environment.

This field course (MLAN 2700) offers upper-beginner/early intermediate Japanese learners the opportunity to improve their oral communication skills and gain cultural exposure by way of a two week field trip to Japan. The itinerary includes immersion-style language study in both Tokyo and Uji (Kamloops’ sister city), along with a home-stay experience, and excursions to iconic locations to deepen the student’s understanding of the Japanese culture.

In May 2017, the Modern Languages field school travelled to Japan for three weeks of Japanese immersion. Family home stays, daily classes and spectacular excursions added up to a life-altering experience.


Japanese 1110 and 1210 or equivalent, and permission of the instructor.

Costs and funding

Approximate cost: $4,500

This includes:

  • Tuition
  • Airfare
  • Accommodation
  • Most meals
  • In-country transportation
  • Passport and insurance

Some funding may be available.