Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Japan Field School (MLAN 2700)

TRU Modern Languages offers a six-credit field school in Japan approximately every 2 years. In May 2017, students spent 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.


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.

  • Rainbow Bridge, Odaiba, Tokyo

    Rainbow Bridge, Odaiba, Tokyo

  • Asakusa, Tokyo

    Asakusa, Tokyo

  • Asakusa, Tokyo

    Asakusa, Tokyo

  • Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto

    Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto

  • Asakusa, Tokyo

    Asakusa, Tokyo

  • Government Buildings, Shinjuku, Tokyo

    Government Buildings, Shinjuku, Tokyo

  • Miyajima, near Hiroshima

    Miyajima, near Hiroshima

  • Hiroshima


  • Ryoanji Rock Garden, Kyoto

    Ryoanji Rock Garden, Kyoto

  • Byodoin (Phoenix Hall), Uji

    Byodoin (Phoenix Hall), Uji