Tayō-sei is a virtual Japanese language and culture seminar series for Black and LatinX college students at schools across the four states served by the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association Southeast (JETAASE): Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
The free course provides an opportunity for students underrepresented in studying or working abroad in Japan, specifically for those from LatinX backgrounds and students of color, to develop an interest in studying and living abroad in Japan among cohort. This course will encourage them to consider Japan as an option in the trajectory of their lives.
This program is completely free and funded by a grant from the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.
Recognition of Completion:
At the end of the series, JETAASE and USJETAA will award students a certificate of completion. Each student will be mailed a printed certificate and a small assortment of Japanese sweets. To receive the final recognition, students must attend 3 of the 4 required classes and submit the final survey.
- There will be four sessions total.
- The first three sessions will each have a different guest speaker and a Japanese lesson.
- The final session will be a final wrap reflection on what you've learning and providing resources on pursuing Japanese language, study abroad, or work after college.
Inaugural Class of 2020
U.S. Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association (USJETAA) and the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association Southeast (JETAASE) congratulates the 2020 participants of the Tayō-Sei (多様性) Japanese Language and Cultural Exchange Program.