Learning Japanese provides students with many scholastic and professional opportunities due to its designation as a critical language.

Beyond the Classroom

Study Abroad

What's the best way to practice Japanese?

Talk with native speakers. Since Japanese is a highly sought-after critical language, there are increasing opportunities for funding that would allow you to study the language in an immersive environment in Japan.

Japan Mt. Fuji

Student Organizations

Strong Community

A number of Japanese Studies student clubs provide our students with an array of opportunities for friendship and linguistic and cultural immersion. They organize a variety of educational and fun cultural events, including Japanese conversation tables, lectures, films, and artistic performances.  

Japanese Cultural Association

Janell Watson
Major Williams 341
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-9009