Webster University students who study abroad on exchange at Obirin University will receive academic credit at Webster University for all courses. Depending on the type of program, and the students' major, this credit may vary and is subject to review by individual departments. The following information links to various resources that will help students understand, and prepare for, this process.
Students will register locally in Japan. Students will not see the final grades on their Webster record until the official transcript arrives from Obirin and is entered onto their record. Due to a difference in academic calendars, this happens several months after program completion. (Fall grades arrive in late March of the following semester, and Spring grades arrive in late October of the following semester).
Depending on individual students' major, the credits from Obirin University will apply differently at Webster University. It is important that students maintain contact with their home-campus advisor regarding this.
- Japanese Language Courses: Core Courses
- Japanese Language Courses, Elective Courses
- Content Courses Taught in English
Please study Obirin University's past course listings, which may assist in planning and in determining credit.
For students who wish to participate in the Summer Intensive Japanese Program, Novice high to Intermediate level classes meet three hours every morning, five days a week. In addition, students expand their language through cultural activities including taiko drumming, classical music, cooking, calligraphy, and tea ceremony two afternoons a week. English lectures on Japanese history, social issues, and cross-cultural communication are planned.