I wish to apply for residence in the Japan House
What Japanese courses have you taken in college?
What Japanese language or culture courses will you be taking during your residency in the Japan House?
Have you participated in a study abroad program in Japan, or are you planning to participate in a study abroad program in Japan?
Have you been to Japan? When, for what purpose, and for how long?
My major (or prospective major) is:
I am presently a:
Please state briefly your reasons for wanting
to live in the Japan House, and what you expect to gain from this
How could you contribute to the Macalester community by living in the Japan House?
I agree to participate in the common meal each week (usually Sunday) as outlined on the attachments.
I agree to make a conscientious effort to speak
Japanese at all times while in the Japan House and to comply with
the other goals of the House.
Responsibilities/Expectations of the Japan House Residents
All Residents (including the lab instructor):
Criteria used in the selection of residents:
1) Motivation for living in the House.
2) Willingness to comply with the goals of the
Japan House as expressed in the attachments.
3) Enrollment in a Japanese course during the residency.
4) Because there are frequently more applicants
than spaces available in the House, students anticipating or returning from study away usually receive priority.
Applications for residency in the Japan House
are screened by the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
WHY LIVE IN THE JAPAN HOUSE?
1. Living in the Japan House will give you an
opportunity to work on your spoken Japanese. It will provide you
with an everyday spoken vocabulary and an opportunity to develop
2. You will become better acquainted with Japanese
culture and with a world view which may be different from your
3. This living situation will provide an intensive
preparation for study in Japan or a helpful
reentry after study abroad.
It is a privilege to live in the Japan House
and its residents must be willing to endorse its goals. They must
speak Japanese, participate in the communal meal, agree to live
cooperatively and respect the rights of the other residents, and
participate in the programs of the Japan House. Living in the
Japan House is not a matter of personal convenience to avoid
living in the dorms. Residents should also realize that the existence
of language houses at Macalester could be jeopardized by problems
in the functioning of any language house.
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