Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad Summer Session


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Approved Terms Approved Language Levels (year)
Summer, Fall, Spring, Academic Year 2nd, 3rd, 4th*

*Only 3rd year and above for term-time study.

Located in Suita, a suburb of Osaka, and hosted at Osaka Gakuin University. Osaka is known for its cuisine, good humor, and distinct local culture, and its proximity to Kyoto, Kobe, and Nara also make for great weekend day trips. CET excels in selecting and managing helpful, peer-aged Japanese roommates, with whom you will share an apartment off campus. Roommates provide a personal view into Japanese society and a chance to exchange ideas with a local regularly outside of class. Curriculum and course materials are strongly informed by advice from Yale faculty. Term-time study can include courses instructed by OGU faculty.

A good fit for a semester or year-long Light Fellow at the intermediate level. Particularly strong on social immersion, through its roommate system and plentiful co-curricular activities around Osaka.

Program Application Notes:

  • CET-Japan accepts the Light Fellowship Language Evaluation as a substitute for one letter of recommendation from a language instructor. The Light Fellowship office will send the evaluation directly to CET - you do not need to fill out the "faculty recommendation" section of the application. 
  • Students interested in CET-Japan are encouraged to apply before the priority deadline (January 15) in order to have the best chance of being admitted, as there is a chance that the program fills up before the regular deadline.
  • Financial Support Form: The Light Fellowship office will provide conditional letters of support for students for those students who indicated interest in CET Japan on their Light Fellowship application. This letter is provided purely for the purposes of visa applications and does not indicate whether the student has been awarded. The Light Fellowship office will send these letters directly to our program partners at CET. 
  • Study Abroad Office Recommendation: Please enter Kripa Bhagat ( as your study abroad advisor to complete this part of the application.

Light Fellowship Requirements:

  • In addition to intensive language class, term-time students must select electives that total at least 3 or more CET credits (this might be one, 3-credit elective or two or more electives, etc.). Fellows are encouraged to select Japanese language electives.