While none of your major requirements  must be fulfilled at the UI, Japanese majors are generally advised to enroll in intensive language programs abroad.
Be careful not to enroll in language courses you’ve already fulfilled. To avoid this, review your language level before registering for courses abroad. Note: reserving your elective hours to use for study abroad courses will give you the flexibility needed for fitting a year of study abroad into your 4-year graduation plan .
Visit the Office for Study Abroad and/or consult with your advisor in the Japanese Department to discuss study abroad courses you could take to fulfill UI requirements. Once you choose your courses, you’ll need to fill out a Study Abroad Credit Approval Form (available in the Office for Study Abroad) and return it to your Study Abroad Advisor prior to your departure.
Japanese exchange programs offer few courses that will count toward your general education requirements (most of the courses you take abroad will count toward your language requirements). General education courses are best fulfilled at the UI.
Again, reserving your elective hours to use for study abroad courses will give you the flexibility you need to fit a year of study abroad into your 4-year plan.