Japanese University Programs
Nanzan University Intensive Japanese Language Program
The Center for Japanese Studies at Nanzan University, which has been a leader in Japanese language education, offers an intensive six-week summer program of the same quality as the university's renowned rigorous Japanese Program.
The dates of the program are June 7 - July 19, 2013. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2013. Application forms for the Nanzan Summer Japanese Program 2013 in both PDF and Doc formats can now be downloaded from the following website: www.nanzan-u.ac.jp/English/cjs/index/html.
Nanzan's 6-week program offers Japanese language courses at levels ranging from pre-intermediate to pre-advanced, as well as courses in Japanese Studies and Japanese Arts. The program also provides interaction with Japanese students in the Japan Plaza and through Coffee Hour activities.
Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, must have completed 12 years of formal education, must be proficient in English, and must have sufficient Japanese language ability to enroll in language classes at the pre-intermediate level. Accommodation is available in Nanzan University's International Residence (Nagoya Koryu Kaikan). Program fee is 294,000 yen, inclusive of application fee, medical insurance, accident insurance, and dormitory fee. Meals are not included.
For more information, please visit Nanzan's Japanese Language Program
website at www.nanzan-u.ac.jp/English/cjs/index.html.
Inquiries about the program should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meiji University "Cool Japan" Program
Meiji University will host its "COOL JAPAN SUMMER PROGRAM 2011" this summer from July 25 - August 5. This program will introduce various aspects of Japanese culture that the world has become enamored with – including pop culture such as anime, manga, computer games, music, fashion, and architecture, as well as its traditional cultural heritage. The program will include a series of academic and popular lectures, workshops, and field trips in Tokyo and Kyoto.
For more information, please visit Nanzan's Japanese Language Programs website at :
Inquiries about the program should be sent to email@example.com.
Osaka University Short Intensive Program on Art<
The Faculty of Letters, Osaka University, is running a two-week CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) program on Japanese art for intermediate students of Japanese. It consists of five units: Buddhist sculpture, Japanese film, Noh, contemporary Japanese theater, and art and architecture in early 20th-century Osaka. Each unit includes a lecture by a specialist teacher, language work to prepare for and follow up on the lecture, and a field trip or workshop. Successful participants will receive two units of academic credit.
2010 program dates are August 2-13, 2010. For further details please visit http://www.let.osaka-u.ac.jp/kokuren/J4H/.
Seinan Gakuin Summer Intensive Japanese Program
Since it was established in 1973, the International Division at Seinan Gakuin University (located in Fukuoka, Kyushu) has offered study abroad programs concentrating on Japanese language and culture. The four-week Summer Intensive Japanese Program (2013 dates: June 27 - July 26) accepts up to 40 students each year at the Refresher (beginning II), Pre-intermediate, or Intermediate and Advanced levels of Japanese. Lecturers are all highly experienced in Japanese language education, both in our year-long exchange programs and at other universities both here and abroad. The incoming students are from partner institutions from around the world, making for a richly international learning environment in which to experience many other cultures and to learn more about the world, in and through the Japanese language. Students who participate will earn 2 to 4 semester credits to apply toward graduation at their home universities in the US.
For more information on the program, please visit : http://www.seinan-gu.ac.jp/eng/summer_program/program_overview.html.
J.F. Oberlin University Summer Intensive Japanese Program
J.F. Oberlin University's Summer Intensive Language Program is a one-month content-based language program held at the Oberlin campus in the suburbs of Tokyo. Classes at novice high to intermediate levels meet three hours a morning, five days a week. In addition, students expand language skills in cultural activities (taiko drumming, calligraphy, tea ceremony and cooking) taught in Japanese two afternoons a week. Lectures on Japanese history, social issues, and cross-cultural communication are planned, as well as excursions to downtown Tokyo and the historic city of Kamakura.
Students applying to the program should be in good standing at one of J.F. Oberlin's affiliated universities. Students are expected to have completed one year of university Japanese or the equivalent.
The program fee of 225,000 - 240,000 yen includes courses, domestic transportation, housing, and airport pick-up/return, but not meals, international airfare, or insurance.
Program dates for 2013 are May 21 - June 19. The deadline for applying for this program is February 15, 2013. Application forms are available online at https://www.obirin-cis.com/FS-APL/FS-Form/form.cgi?Code=Application_SS.
Download a program brochure at: http://www.obirin.ac.jp/en/about/overseas/7fl2960000020rug-att/summer2013.pdf. Email International Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Sophia University Summer Session in Japanese Language
Starting in June 2013, Sophia University will organize a new, intensive program: the Summer Session in Japanese Language. The six-week summer session will address students who want to improve their Japanese language abilities in an intensive program in Japan. Students will study Japanese at the beginner or intermediate level in an international environment at Sophia University, located in the center of Tokyo. Alongside the Japanese language courses, a lecture series, “Japanese Studies,” will provide you with insights on Japanese culture, society, economy and history.
The program consists of two parts, a Japanese language course and a lecture series on Japanese studies. Every day in the morning, three periods of Japanese language classes are offered (90 classes in total), in the afternoon a series of eight lectures (taught in English) will introduce the participants to important topics of contemporary Japan. The Japanese language courses are divided into three levels, beginners, intermediate and advanced- intermediate, and the class size is about 15 students.
For more information, please visit the program website: http://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/summer/http-www.sophia.ac.jp-eng-admissions.
Sophia University, Summer Session of Asian Studies
Established in 1961, the Summer Session is the oldest and most extensive summer program in Japan. While students of the Faculty of Liberal Arts attend the session, the majority of participants come from abroad. The summer session thus offers a rare opportunity for Japanese students and students from abroad to study, discuss, and reflect together on Japan and its role in the world. Over 11,000 students from around the world have attended the Summer Session over the years. Many have gone on to pursue careers related to Japan.
In addition to the courses offered, there are a number field trips and special events included at no extra cost. Included here are opportunities to view performances of Noh and Kabuki, experience the Tea Ceremony and Ikebana, and to attend a Wadaiko (Japanese drumming). Some courses also feature field trips directly related to the course. Additional special events are also sometimes offered.
Located in the center of Tokyo, the Summer Session allows students not only to study about Japan but also to experience how many of the themes and topics raised in courses are manifest in Tokyo’s urban landscape. Where possible, the courses discuss and refer students to things they can see and experience in Tokyo itself.
Summer Session students take two intensive courses and earn six credits. For more information, please visit the program website: http://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/summer.
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Summer APU Gateway Program
Ritsumeikan APU, located in the hot spring capital of Beppu, on Kyushu, announces its 2013 Summer APU Gateway Program. Held during the months of June and July, the program features intensive Japanese-language courses at the beginner to intermediate levels. The program also features various cultural activities such as tea ceremony, weekend home-stay, APU Buddies, and an overnight field trip to Nagasaki.
Ritsumeikan APU has a fully bilingual education system and a diverse population of faculty and students; of nearly 6,000 students, half are international students from over 80 countries. Students not only expand their knowledge of Japan and the Asia-Pacific region, but acquire the essential skills and cross-cultural experiences needed to become the next generation of global leaders in this dynamic world.
For more information on the Summer Gateway Program, please visit the program website: http://www.apu.ac.jp/academic/page/studyatapu.html.
Kyushu University Summer Program: Asia in Today's World
"Asia in Today's World," the first summer program specifically for international students held at a national university, is a 6-week summer program for studying Asia and the Japanese language. The 5-week program is held from early July to mid-August.
ATW focuses on Asia, one of the most dynamic parts of today's world, and offers undergraduate-level courses on the past, present, and future of Asia. All Asian Studies courses are taught in English by Kyushu University faculty as well as professors invited from overseas universities. The Program is suitable not only for Asian Studies majors but also for students in many other majors. For students who are majoring in natural sciences, a laboratory work course is available as an option, with guidance in English by a Kyushu University professor. Japanese language courses from absolute beginner to intermediate level will be offered, and students can take courses in either a combination of Asian Studies and Japanese language or laboratory work and Japanese language.
A furnished apartment and homestay are available for students' accommodation. Students can eceive one-on-one peer tutoring from Kyushu University students.
For more information, please visit the program website at http://www.isc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/atw/.
Ritsumeikan Summer Japanese Program
The Ritsumeikan Summer Japanese Program (RSJP) runs for five weeks and is designed for college and university students with minimal knowledge of the Japanese language. It provides an intensive and comprehensive introduction to Japanese language and culture. Program participants are immersed in an optimal environment for short-term intensive language study with the added benefits of cultural exchange and exploration.
The Program provides for a unique learning environment for students with its base in the ancient capital city of Kyoto. A harmonious blend of the ancient and modern makes Kyoto the cultural and historical center of Japan today. It is home to many famous festivals as well as shrines and temples such as the Ryoanji Temple with its rock garden, and the Golden and Silver Pavilions. Kyoto is also a progressive city where high-tech companies work alongside many traditional industries, creating a study environment that is unique in both its composition and ambiance.
Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive a Certificate of Completion and an Academic Transcript. The transcript lists all courses taken including the respective hours of participation and grade points. Participants may use this for obtaining course credits at their home institutions.
Further program information and application can be obtained from the Ritsumeikan University homepage in English at http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/eng/index.htm.
Japan Culture and Language Program at Keiwa College
The Japan Culture and Language Program at Keiwa College in Niigata Prefecture offer not only Japanese-language training (total of 40 hours), but also presentations about Japan and Japanese life in English; it is not necessary to be fluent in Japanese to get the most out of the educational part of the program. In addition, the JCLP takes place while regular classes at Keiwa College are in session. This means that contacts with Japanese young people are an important part of the total experience. Weekly field trips are provided at no additional charge. JCLP students round out their experience in Japan with a homestay with a local Japanese family.
Check out the JCLP homepage at http://www.keiwa-c.ac.jp/jclp/index.html for up-to-date information.
Hokkaido International Foundation Summer Intensive Japanese Language Program
with a Homestay in Hakodate, Japan
The Hokkaido International Foundation offers an eight-week intensive Japanese language program combined with a homestay. In addition to the language program, students have the opportunity to study and practice traditional Japanese arts, including calligraphy, flower arrangement, tea ceremony and Kimono culture. At the end of the program, participants can often transfer the work they have done to their home institutions, usually equivalent to one year's work of language study. Applicants should have one semester of Japanese language study or equivalent familiarity.
For information about program, which runs from mid-June to mid-August, please visit the website: http://www.hif.or.jp/en/.
Summer Courses in Japanese at International Christian University in Tokyo
ICU's six-week intensive course offers language classes from beginning to advanced levels. The program takes place from early July to mid-August. All classes are equivalent to university courses carrying 6 units of academic credit. Instruction takes place in the mornings; in the afternoons, students are free to pursue individual laboratory work, consult with teachers, or participate in the Culture Program, which features guest speakers on issues both contemporary and traditional, opportunities to practice traditional arts, excursions to scenic and cultural sites, and a Japanese film program. A Letter of Certification is provided, which usually translates to academic units at the student's home institution. Website: http://subsite.icu.ac.jp/scj/.
Waseda Summer Japanese Program
The Waseda Summer Japanese Program is an accelerated six-week language course for university-level students of Japanese that includes workshops on Japanese for Specific Purposes. All majors are welcome to apply. For further information, visit the website: http://www.wasedaoregon.org.
KCP International Japanese Language School
KCP International offers several summer programs in intensive Japanese language and culture for the serious student. Language classes (at 6 plus proficiency levels) in all programs are full Japanese immersion, with ample extracurricular help available in English if necessary. Culture classes, largely in English, include both classroom learning and frequent site-visit experiences. Student-teacher ratio is 11:1.
KCP summer programs fit a variety of schedules. The regular summer program is the same length and content as the KCP fall, winter, and spring semesters, and on completion, students receive a year or more of academic credit through transcripts from one of KCP’s sponsor schools—Western Washington University, University of Idaho, and Lincoln University. The summer short-term program lasts about eight weeks, and academic credit is available through those same schools. Well over 200 colleges and universities have accepted this transfer credit.
The new 4-week summer programs—Japanese Language and Business, and Japanese Language and Animé/Manga—can be taken for credit through Lincoln University. These mini-programs include two weeks of full Japanese immersion and two weeks of cultural lectures, site visits, field trips, and hands-on exposure.
The program's website is at http://www.kcpinternational.com/summer.
World Campus - Japan
World Campus - Japan offers two-week summer programs that include homestays, language instruction, and a variety of cultural activities. Program sites include communities in towns and cities around Japan that sponsor the programs, located in Kumamoto, Aichi, Nara, Chiba, Osaka, Tokyo, Nagano, Hiroshima, Ibaraki, and Nagasaki prefectures. More information is available at the program's Website, http://worldcampus.org.
Edo Cultural Center & Multicultural Living Support Center
Summer Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Program
Edo Cultural Center, in collaboration with non-profit organization Multicultural Living Support Center, offers a two-week summer intensive Japanese language and culture program. Anyone who has studied Hiragana and Katakana, or knows easy Japanese conversation, is welcome to apply. The participants receive Japanese language training in the morning and learn the taste of traditional tea ceremony and flower arrangement in the afternoon in Akasaka, which is the most cosmopolitan district in Tokyo. They are also invited to visit the Kabuki theatre, the Tsukiji fish market, an origami center, and other attractions. A one-night trip for historical temples and the Great Buddha in Kamakura is included as well. The program takes place on two different time schedules, in July and August. Tailor-made programs are also available. For information on summer intensive program see http://www.edocul.com.
Genki Japanese and Culture School
This conversational Japanese school in Fukuoka offers intensive summer programs at all skill levels, for lengths from 2 weeks to 3 months, starting every week. Students can stay in a homestay or dormitory, and study 4 hours per day of conversational Japanese and Japanese culture, including arts such as calligraphy, kimono, manga/anime drawing, martial arts, etc. Website: http://www.genkijacs.com.
Japan Summer Study Tour
The Laurasian Institution, a not-for-profit education foundation, administers the New Perspectives: Japan (NP:J) study tour project for middle and high school students and teachers interested in studying about Japan. This project has been partially funded by the Center for Global Partnership and the Freeman Foundation.
NP:J is a three-phase program which is centered around a two-week study tour to Japan. The teacher and students approach the program as a group, sharing insights and reflections to enhance the overall experience. The program begins several weeks before departure working with one of six curricular themes that the school group chooses (This is the orientation study phase). The curricular themes are: Art, Architecture and Cuisine (M. Hammond-Bernson); Episodes in Japanese History: The Shaping of National Identity and Culture (L. Parisi); Japanese Economics and Business (L. Wojtan); Japanese Contemporary Society (S. Thompson); Discovering Your Japanese Heritage (G Mukai & S. Lai), and a new, more generalist curriculum, An Overview: Expanding Your Coursework to Include Japan (A. Cheng, G. Francis, and S. Lai).
The group then travels to Japan, where participants visit a Japanese school, live with a Japanese host family, visit historical sites in Tokyo and Kyoto--all allowing students the opportunity to practice their Japanese on a daily basis (This is the study tour phase). Once returning to the US, each school group works together to help each participant assess and articulate her or his experience (Follow-up study phase).
The tour dates are scheduled each year in June and July. The cost is approximately $3000. In past tours, through the Jackson Bailey Scholarship, funded by the Freeman Foundation and the Center for Global Partnership, the majority of participants who requested scholarships were awarded one based on merit and need.
The NP:J website, at http://www.newperspectivesprogram.org/, has posted newsletters from previous tours. Take a look to see what happens during the study tour phase of the program.
Yamasa Institute / Aichi Center for Japanese Studies
The Yamasa Institute offers a variety of summer programs ranging from an intensive three-month language course to shorter programs, with a range of starting dates. Homestays are available as well as other accommodation options. More information is available at the Institute's Website, http://www.yamasa.org/acjs/english/programs/summer.html.
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Eight-week Summer Intensive Language Programs at elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels in beautiful Monterey, California. 4-5 hours of classroom instruction per day is supplemented with language assistants and cultural activities for practice outside of the classroom. Programs offered are Japanese, Arabic, Chinese, French, English, Russian and Spanish. Customized programs in many languages, including Japanese, are available any time during the year.
Contact: Intensive & Custom Language Programs, Monterey Institute of International Studies, 460 Pierce Street; Monterey, CA 93940. Tel.: 831-647-4115. Fax: 831-647- 3534. E-mail: email@example.com.
Sendagaya Summer Intensive Language Course
The Sendagaya Japanese Institute offers an intensive summer course in Tokyo for students at four skill levels ranging from Elementary to Advanced. Information and application forms can be obtained from Sendagaya Japanese Institute, 2-16-6 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0075, Japan; fax +81.3.3232.9120.