Wednesday, February 7, 2007

IUPUI partners with Hakuoh University in Japan

The School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis has created an exchange partnership program with Hakuoh University, a small, private coed university with about 3,000 students located in the city of Oyama, about one hour north of Tokyo in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, Indiana's “sister state” since 1999.

As a result of the new arrangement, up to three Hakuoh students per year or six students for a single semester will receive tuition remission to attend IUPUI. For IUPUI students, Hakuoh University waives tuition and dormitory costs; the number of exchange students there has not been fixed. Presently there are eight IUPUI students studying at Hakuoh, most of whom study Japanese language and culture.

The Hakuoh-IUPUI partnership is the first exchange program between IUPUI and a Japanese University. The program is sponsored by the Program in Japanese Studies in the Department of World Languages and Cultures of the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.

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