Poolefs American style liberal arts curriculum begins with a general education emphasizing both basic knowledge and personal growth. Students also choose a specialized program such as Area Cultural Studies or Intercultural Studies and Service. English is required for Japanese students and a structured two-year course in advanced Japanese language is available for foreign students. Chinese, Korean, French, German and Italian languages are also taught. In addition to regular coursework, students may design and execute their own fieldwork study in a domestic or foreign setting. All students are encouraged to take advantage of Poolefs overseas study opportunities.