Study-abroad language barrier lowered
News On Japan via Yomiuri -- Jun 20
It will become possible to obtain the necessary qualifications in Japanese to enroll in leading universities overseas, such as Harvard University in the United States, the education ministry has said.
The International Baccalaureate (IB), which offers internationally recognized educational qualifications, has three programs--Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma. The IB Diploma Program, which covers material equivalent to Japan's high school curriculum, can be used instead of domestic qualifications to enter universities in foreign countries.
The International Baccalaureate Organization, based in Switzerland, told the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry on Monday that it would allow the IB Diploma Program to be conducted in Japanese. The ministry will consider concrete steps to start the program.
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