Furman Establishes Exchange Program With Top Japanese University

Furman Establishes Exchange Program With Top Japanese University

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Furman University officials announced today that the school
has established an exchange program with Waseda University, one of the most
prestigious universities in Japan.
According to Dr. Shusuke Yagi, professor of Japanese and Asian Studies at
Furman, the university will send up to two students per year to Waseda to study
Japanese and Asian Studies for an entire academic year. Furman will also
accept up to two Waseda juniors for a year. The exchange program will begin in
the fall of 2004.
Yagi said the new relationship with Waseda will not affect the Furman's
existing exchange program with Kansai Gaidai University in Japan.
''This will be a great and exciting opportunity for Furman students to study at
a prestigious university located in the largest metropolitan area in the world,
especially for those students who want to study more advanced Japanese,'' Yagi
said. ''We are very excited about our new partnership with Waseda University.''
Founded in 1882 and located in Tokyo, Waseda is one of Japan's top private,
coeducational institutions of higher learning. It has more than 44,000
undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students, and its International
Division offers 13 levels of Japanese language courses and almost 50 Asian
Studies courses.
Waseda currently has student exchange programs with several American
universities, including Georgetown University, University of Chicago, Georgia
Institute of Technology, Harvard Medical School and University of Southern
California.
For more information, contact Dr. Yagi at 864-294-3184 or
[email protected]. You can also visit the Waseda University website at
www.waseda.ac.jp.
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