The Japanese Studies Program at Illinois Wesleyan University has a strong connection with the Japanese community. Every year, the Tanaka Foundation invites two IWU students who show a great interest in Japanese studies for a two-week trip to Japan. The Japanese Studies Program is designed for all the students to acquire the practical usage of Japanese language. The courses of Japanese Studies introduce language use of the Japanese people as well as customs and manners in Japan.
This club's goal is to celebrate Japanese language and culture, as well as to educate IWU's student body on Japanese customs and activities.
Students are encouraged to spend one or two semesters in Japan in the Study Abroad Program. We have an exchange programs with Keio University, and every year many IWU students go to Japan on the Keio, CIEE and IES study abroad programs. These programs provide students valuable opportunities to be exposed to Japanese language, people and culture in Japan.
The LRC provides students with facilities for technology-assisted activities in the world languages as well as tutoring in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Latin & Greek, and Spanish.