Field Placement Program
The IES Abroad Tokyo Centers offers a unique opportunity for students to do a Field Placement at Japanese organizations throughout the semester as part of the SO/AN 391 Social Organization of Japan with Field Placement course. This is NOT an internship. You will be observing a Japanese organization for 8-10 hours every week in addition to the SO/AN 391 seminar course which will meet every other week. Students with higher level Japanese abilities may also be able to participate in certain office-placed tasks. This Field Placement requires a serious commitment on the part of all participants in terms of attendance which may require a commute, compliance with professional dress codes, and workplace guidance from supervisors.
If you’d like to read a former IES Abroad Tokyo student’s Field Placement experience, take a look here.
KUIS AREA STUDIES COURSES
Depending on your schedule, you may enroll in English-taught area studies courses at KUIS that are 1.5 credits per course.
Offerings vary each semester, and the course schedule is determined by KUIS shortly before the start of each semester. For this reason, it is not possible to preregister for these courses before you arrive in Tokyo. Recent courses have been offerend in the following disciplines:
- Culture Studies
KUIS reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment or circumstances beyond its control.
DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD UNIVERSITY
IES Abroad students with sufficient Japanese language ability can opt to audit a Digital Hollywood University (DHU) course for no credit. Courses are taught in Japanese. Established in 1994, DHU is a private university in central Tokyo that specializes in digital communications including film, animation, and video game design.
Possible courses may include the following:
- 3D Modeling I
- Basic Design I
- Graphic Design I
- Original Character Design Practicum
- Practical 3DCG
- Practical Animation
- Practical Game Development I
- Practical Photography I
- Practical VFX I
- Practical Video Production Basics A
- Practical Web Programming I
- Practical Website Markup
- Practical Website Styling
- Programming in CI
- Video Camera Techniques I
DHU reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment or circumstances beyond its control. Courses at max enrollment capacity may not be available for IES Abroad students to audit.