Study in Japan

The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC) offers an intensive, 10-month program of study in advanced spoken and written Japanese.

Aichi Shukutoku University, located about half an hour by public transportation from the center of Nagoya, accepts up to 30 students each year for its program in Japanese studies, which combines language study (at levels ranging from beginning to near-native speaker equivalence) with courses in Japanese arts and culture. The 9-month program follows the American school calendar, with an academic year of two semesters running from September through May.

Akita International University (AIU or in Japanese Kokusai Kyoyo Daigaku) is a Liberal Arts university, a Public University Corporation which opened in 2004 supported by Akita Prefectural Government, with a student population of over 700. Located in Akita on the northern seaboard of the main island of Japan, AIU provides international students with a variety of opportunities to experience Japan (its language, people, culture and society) via university classes, as well as through structured activities outside of the classroom.

AFS Intercultural Programs USA
310 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204-2608 USA
Phone: 1-800-AFS-INFO

American University's Dual Undergraduate Degree Program with Ritsumeikan University allows students to spend two years in Washington, D.C. at American University followed by two years in Kyoto at Ritsumeikan University earning two Bachelor of Arts Degrees. This program is ideal for students with a high school background in Japanese language studies.

This program, available only in the fall semester (September to December), offers students a unique way to study the history, philosophy, and cultural expressions of Buddhism in Japan. Students also have the opportunity to study Japanese language, to experience directly a variety of Buddhist meditative practices, and to explore their own interests through a directed research project.

ASSE has four regional offices. If you are not sure which region to contact, the office you call will direct you to the correct one. The website is the same regardless of region

Western Office of ASSE   
105 Central Way, Suite 201   
Kirkland, WA 98033   
Phone: 425-803-9490   
Toll Free: 1-800-733-2773   
Fax: 425-828-1987   

Midwestern Office of ASSE

The Associated Kyoto Program (AKP) is a two-semester study-abroad program at Doshisha University in Kyoto, sponsored by a consortium of American colleges and universities. The 40 to 50 students accepted for the program each year study the Japanese language intensively and take courses in English on Japan, mainly in the humanities and social sciences.

AYUSA International
2226 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 USA
Phone: 1-800-727-4540 ext. 543

Academic-year, semester and summer programs are available. In order to be eligible for the academic year and semester programs, students must have studied the Japanese language for at least 6 months. The summer program has no language requirements. All participants live with a homestay family.

This program, available in the fall, spring and academic year, is based at the nationally renowned International Christian University (ICU). In order to fully engage in the local environment and concentrate on language acquisition, students communicate entirely in Japanese under the Middlebury Language Pledge. Through a wide range of extracurricular activities at the university, students can fully immerse themselves in both the language and campus life in Tokyo.

Chiba University is one of Japan's prestigious national universities. The university is composed of approximately 1200 academic staff members, 14,600 undergraduate and graduate students, and 600 international students. The main campus is in Nishi Chiba, less than one hour by train from the center of Tokyo. All Japan Program at Chiba (J-PAC) classes are held at the Nishi Chiba campus.

Chubu University, located in a regional city 30 minutes north of Nagoya, offers international students two programs for improving Japanese language skills: an intensive course of preparation for admission to a Japanese university, and a less rigorous Study Abroad program of language and culture classes.

International students in Chuo University's Short-term Study Program take courses or conduct research at Chuo for one semester or one year as an integral part of their degree program at their home institutions. Credits are transferable, and participants are placed as full-time non-degree students at a specific undergraduate faculty or graduate school corresponding to their major at their home institutions. Generally, the participants are exchange students accepted under exchange agreements between Chuo University and its partner institutions.

The Council on International Educational Exchange (Council) [] has a study abroad program at Sophia University in Tokyo. Participants have the opportunity to select from a wide variety of courses taught in English in the areas of Japanese Studies, Asian Studies, international business, economics, history, international relations, political science, art history, literature, religion, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology, in addition to Japanese language courses at a wide range of levels.

Hosted by KCP International Japanese Language School, and sponsored by Lincoln University, College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) offers an intensive Japanese language and Culture program five times a year at all academic levels. Students earn over one year of university level Japanese each semester and participate in a culture class that features numerous educational and exciting excursions and cultural activities to develop a deeper understanding of Japanese culture, history, and society.

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Doshisha University, located next to the old Imperial Palace in Kyoto, has established the Intensive Japanese Language Program for its exchange students and students who are planning to attend Japanese universities. The program offers three levels of 20-hour Japanese language courses in the morning from Monday through Friday for about 26 weeks over two semesters. In the afternoon, content courses are offered on Japan, Japanese society and culture, etc., in Japanese, English, German, Spanish, and Chinese.

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2 Education St.
Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: 1-800-457-1300

Experiment in International Living
World Learning
Kipling Road
P.O. Box 676
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0676 USA
Phone: 802-257-7751
Toll Free: 1-800-345-2929
Fax: 802-258-3428

This four-week summer program focuses on language and culture. Participants spend a few days exploring Tokyo, followed by three weeks living with a host family and studying the Japanese language and culture. No previous language skills required.

Foreign Language Study Abroad Service (FLSAS) arranges language intensive programs in Japan for students of all ages, including high school students. Specialties include a Teen Semester Abroad program and summer programs with homestays. Periods of study range from several weeks to as long as the student wishes. Transferable credit is arranged. For details see

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.


Full scholarship international program for undergraduate chemistry students looking to transfer to the University of Tokyo. The Global Science Course (GSC) is a new undergraduate 2-year-long transfer program. It was designed to enhance cross-cultural interactions among young minds from around the world coming together to learn science. All GSC classes are conducted in English by world-leading professors who are pursuing cutting-edge research in the most advanced fields, while also focusing on the fostering of students who will lead the next generation in science communities.

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Chicago, Illinois 60654 USA

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High school students have the chance to spend a trimester, semester or academic year living with a host family, attending a local high school, and experiencing day-to-day life in Japan. Must have at least 2 years of Japanese language instruction or receive a level 4 on the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) to be eligible to apply.

Hiroshima University, one of the leading national universities in Japan, is located near the city of Hiroshima, known as the International Peace City. Students in Hiroshima University's Study Abroad Program (HUSA) are integrated into various faculties and classes within the university to ensure greater exposure to Japanese university life.

The Hokkaido International Foundation offers an eight-week intensive Japanese language program combined with a homestay. In addition to the regular Japanese classes, students engage in Independent Study (IS) in order to enhance their Japanese proficiency by accomplishing their individual study objectives. Also, they have the opportunity to participate in Japanese culture classes as well as a variety of extracurricular activities where they get to know local people in Hakodate.

Hokkaido University's Short-term Exchange Program (HUSTEP) is designed to give students from overseas an opportunity to study at Hokkaido University by enrolling in a special one-year academic program. This is a new program in which students from overseas enroll as special auditors in courses taught in English. The program is offered under the provisions of Inter-University Academic Exchange Agreements concluded between Hokkaido University and counterpart institutions abroad. U.S.

The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) offers three programs for study in Japan--two in Nagoya and one in Tokyo.

Kyoto Seika University offers an individually-designed Japanese language program for student groups from overseas universities and colleges. This program is designed flexibly according to the needs of the home institution, which chooses both the duration of the program and the time of year when it is held. The duration may be less than one month, or up to three months if required. Japanese language instructors work with students to create original Japanese lessons that are responsive to specific needs.

The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC) (Yokohama) offers a 7-week summer course of study. The morning sessions of the summer program are focused on advanced spoken Japanese. The objective is to acquire the ability to naturally, correctly and appropriately express thoughts and opinions. In addition to written and computer-based text materials, video documentaries and film are also used.

TUFS, a leader in language/culture area studies programs, provides year-abroad students with opportunities to acquire skills for global leadership through an understanding of Japanese culture and Japan's role in the world at its International Student Exchange Program. Core courses on Japanese language and Japanese and International Studies, together with individual courses on chosen topics under the supervision of faculty members, give students an interdisciplinary base for pursuing their own interests and research topics.

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.

Michigan's state university system established a campus in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, in 1989. The center's facilities were constructed by Shiga Prefecture, and the campus is administered under the auspices of a consortium of 15 Michigan public universities. Students who attend the Center for either a semester or an academic year pursue studies in Japanese language and culture; the Center also offers independent study options and encourages students in other specialties to apply.

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.

The Japan Studies Program (JSP) at Tokyo International University (TIU) is a one- to two-semester Study-Abroad homestay program open to English-speaking students in all fields of study from accredited Colleges and Universities all around the world. The program was established in 1973, and has since hosted more than 500 undergraduate students from diverse institutions.

Administered by Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and recognized by the Great Lakes College Association (GLCA) and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), the Japan Study program is one of the longest running study abroad programs in Japan. Participants in the program live with a host family in Tokyo, study at prestigious Waseda University, spend a month with a rural family in Shimane Prefecture during a break between terms, and have the opportunity to become involved in extracurricular activities with Japanese university students.

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.

Josai International University, located In Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo's Narita International Airport, accepts overseas students to its programs in humanities, management and information science, Japanese studies, and inter-cultural studies. In addition to Japanese language courses, the university offers a curriculum in English on such subjects as Japanese society, literature, and cultural history.

Kanazawa, the capital of Ishikawa prefecture, is one of the largest cities on the coast of the Japan Sea, with a population of over 460,000. Kanazawa University's Student Exchange Program (KUSEP) was founded to provide Japanese language education and lectures in English on Japanese affairs and culture and various other fields of specialization for students from overseas universities affiliated with Kanazawa University. U.S. affiliations are: University of Pennsylvania, State University of New York at Buffalo, College of William and Mary, and Tufts University.

Kansai Gaidai was established in 1945, and has worked since its inception to promote international education. Kansai Gaidai has exchange agreements with 193 colleges and universities in 23 countries, including 124 in the United States. The university is located in Hirakata, which is between the industrial metropolis of Osaka and the classical cities of Kyoto and Nara, presenting many opportunities for field trips to learn about Japan's culture and business.

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 International Japanese Language School, a not-for-profit educational institution, provides intensive Japanese language immersion in Tokyo for the serious student. In the semester programs, students attend full-immersion classes at KCP’s Shinjuku campus 20 hours per week for about 11 weeks, earning one year or more of university-level language credit each term. Language classes are taught in Japanese at 6 proficiency levels. With a student-teacher ratio of 11:1, classes consist of students from other parts of Asia as well as Americans and other English-speaking students.

The 2018 Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) Japan summer program takes place in Nara and Kyoto from June 2 – July 2. It includes a full-week Shinkansen train trip to Tokyo, Hiroshima, and other cities. In Nara, students will stay with host families. The program offers the following five courses. Students can take a maximum of two courses.
     JAPN 210: Intermediate Conversational Japanese Abroad
     PS 460: Japanese Food Politics
     PS 460: United States- Japan Foreign Policy

KCJS, located in Kyoto, Japan, is a rigorous academic program primarily for undergraduates. The program offers intensive Japanese language instruction and a broad range of disciplinary courses in Japanese humanities and social sciences, enrichment opportunities, and social connections, focused on Japan. Courses are taught in English as well as in Japanese by leading American and Japanese professors.

The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS) will offer courses in intermediate, advanced, and classical Japanese language in Summer 2014. The intermediate and advanced courses are for eight weeks, from early June to the end of July, and the classical program runs for eight weeks from mid-June to the end of July. Priority deadline is 1/31/2014.

Established in 1911, Kyushu University was the first national university to create a short-term study abroad program, Japan in Today's World, that allows international students to use English as the medium of instruction in a variety of multi-disciplinary classes.

Students can choose to study for a year (October to July) or for a semester (October to February, or April to July). Students are housed in university dormitories, but short-term host family visits can be arranged.

"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.

Meiji Gakuin University, a private institution first established by Protestant missionaries in 1877, with campuses in Tokyo and Yokohama, is continuing a long tradition of welcoming overseas students that began before World War II. It has exchange agreements with a dozen universities around the world, including four in North America: Simon Fraser University, the University of California, Long Island University, and Hope College (Michigan).

The Middlebury School in Japan, based at International Christian University in the Mitaka neighborhood of Tokyo, is designed for students at the intermediate-advanced level of Japanese who are committed to developing their language skills. All students on the program adhere to the Middlebury Language Pledge®, a commitment to linguistic immersion while abroad.

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.

Located in Shibuya, a center of Tokyo, The Naganuma School has been not only teaching Japanese language but also bringing together people who build globally oriented bridges between Japan and other countries. Comprehensive support by dedicated experienced teachers and staffs is the school's most important and powerful value. Using the philosophy of our founder Naoe Naganuma, the school will support students to reach their goals.

Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies, which is located on the northern border of Nagasaki City, offers the Japan Studies In Nagasaki Program (JASIN). The program offers two 15-week terms, one in the fall and one in the spring. Students may enter the program in either term and study for one or two terms. Continuing studies in the college's Japanese-language curriculum are possible.

Located in a rural setting near the historic city of Seto, about one hour's travel north of Nagoya, Nagoya Gakuin University offers both Japanese language and Japanese area studies classes to students from overseas. The one-year course in the Institute for Japanese Studies (IJS) includes 16 credits for language study at five levels of difficulty and 12 credits for classes in Japanese history, society, literature, religion, art, politics, economy, education, science and technology, or business management.

Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, a dynamic university in the field of Japanese language education headed by Osamu Mizutani, now invites applications for a full year/semester intensive Japanese language and culture study in Nagoya, Japan. The program, which has been open exclusively for those from partner universities, now accepts, for the first time, applications from any undergraduate and graduate students.

Nanzan University is part of an educational complex consisting of two women's junior colleges and three junior and senior high schools, in addition to the University and its research institutes and campus study centers. The Nanzan schools are located in the hills overlooking metropolitan Nagoya and in the nearby cities of Toyota and Seto on the outskirts of Nagoya. Nagoya is strategically located in Central Japan where easy access to the bigger cities of Tokyo and Osaka is possible.

The Center for Japanese Studies at Nanzan University, which has been a leader in Japanese language education, offers an intensive summer program of the same quality as the university's renowned rigorous Japanese Program.

A variety of programs is available, with program length up to 8 weeks. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2018. Application forms can be downloaded from the following website:

New Perspectives:Japan Program
The Laurasian Institution
12345 Lake City Way, NE, #151
Seattle, WA 98125
Toll Free: 1-800-721-7474
Fax: 425-398-8245

NorthWest Student Exchange
1314 NE 56th St. Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206) 985-4085
Fax:    (206) 527-0338

Osaka Girls' Senior High School
International Student Program
2-8-19 Tennoji-cho, Minami
Abeno-ku, Osaka 545-0002
Tel: (+81) 6-6719-2801
Fax: 06-6714-0045

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.

Princeton in Ishikawa is an eight-week intensive Japanese language program, offering 2nd- and 3rd-year Japanese courses in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. In eight weeks, the PII program covers the equivalent of one academic year of Japanese language study at Princeton University. This program is run in cooperation with the Ishikawa Prefectural Government.

For further information, please visit our website at

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), located in the hot spring capital of Beppu, on Kyushu, offers 8-week 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.

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.

Located in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto, the Study in Kyoto Program provides students with a unique opportunity to study Japanese language and culture in the historical and cultural center of Japan.

Rotary International
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
Phone: 847-866-3000
Fax: 847-328-8554 or 847-328-8281

Rotary International sends high school students on summer and short-term programs, and offers scholarships through its local, regional, and state clubs. See the web site for more information.

Ryukoku was founded in 1639 in connection with the Nishi-Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. It has a long and distinguished history and is located in the heart of the ancient city of Kyoto. Today, the university has seven Faculties (Letters, Law, Business Administration, Economics, Sociology, Science and Technology, and Intercultural Communications), undergraduate and graduate programs, a junior college, and the Japanese Culture and Language Program (JCLP). Ryukoku's JCLP is a one-year, intensive program, with five skill levels, and culture electives in addition to the language classes.

Seinan Gakuin University has opened the on-line application for its 2014 Four-Week Intensive Japanese Language Program to students from all over the world.

The four-week Summer Intensive Japanese Program accepts up to 40 students each year at the Refresher (beginning II), Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, and Advanced levels of Japanese. Lecturers are all highly experienced in Japanese language education, with experience both in our year-long exchange programs and at other universities both here and abroad.

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.

Senshu University, located in Kawasaki City midway between Tokyo and Yokohama, offers an intensive language and culture course for international students on a year-round basis, with four terms annually and initial admission possible on a rolling basis.

Japanese language instruction is at five levels based on proficiency; placement tests are given to students both before and after their arrival in Japan in order to determine the level of instruction.

International students are housed in a university dormitory (Kokusai Kenshu-kan); home stays can also be arranged.

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.

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.

SIU-Carbondale's Japan program, located in the west coast town of Nakajo in Niigata, offers both semester- and year-based opportunities to become competent at intercultural communication. The purpose of ISJP is to help each student develop intercultural competence through the study of language, culture, and optional courses. No prior training in Japanese is required, and the program is open to students in any major.

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 5 units of academic credit. Classes re held in the mornings. In addition, afternoons are used for individual tutorial sessions and Culture Program events. The Culture Program includes both on-campus and off-campus activities including tea-ceremony, zen meditation and National Kabuki Theater. For some events, there is an additional charge.

Taisho University, a private Buddhist university located in Nishi-Sugamo, northwest Tokyo, has established a new program in which up to 40 overseas students are admitted each year to a special course designed to prepare them for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate programs at Japanese universities.

Temple University was the first US university to establish a branch campus in Japan; founded in 1982, the Japan campus has an enrollment of 2,000 students and a faculty of 75. Located in the heart of Tokyo in Minami Azabu, Temple University Japan occupies seven floors of a new office building. Degrees are offered in a variety of majors in the social sciences and humanities. TUJ is the first post-secondary educational institution to be designated a Foreign University, Japan Campus, by the Japanese Ministry of Education.

Based at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), this program introduces undergraduate students to various aspects of Japanese popular culture and analyzes their collective expression in mass media and youth subcultures. Summer Institute course topics include anime, manga, youth and popular culture, and sociocultural anthropology. Students also have the option of studying Japanese language. In addition to lectures and class discussions, the program includes group field trips to art and anime exhibitions, as well as to a variety of media, art and film-related events and activities.

Temple University, Japan Campus
2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-0047, Japan
Tel: +81=3=5441=9800

Tohoku Gakuin University, a private institution founded in 1866, offers three types of special programs for foreign students mainly at its Izumi campus in Sendai: a summer program and a fall semester program in Japanese Studies and an intensive one-year Japanese language program.

Tohoku University is a national university which was established in Sendai in 1907. Tohoku graduated its first foreign students in 1911, becoming the first Japanese university to do so. Now there are 10 undergraduate schools, 12 graduate schools, and 7 research institutions. More than 16,000 students attend Tohoku, including over 800 international students from 50 countries.

Toyo University was established in 1887. It now admits 25,000 students per year, and currently there are over 300 foreign students from ten countries enrolled at Toyo. Toyo has four campuses, and the newest, Itakura, houses the Faculty of Regional Development Studies and the Faculty of Life Sciences. Itakura is 80 minutes by train from downtown Tokyo, in Gunma Prefecture.

Two Worlds United Educational Foundation
940 Enchanted Way, # 104
Simi Valley, California 93065 USA
Phone: 805-581-9191
Fax: 805-581-6079
Toll Free: 1-888-271-6809

Year-long, semester and summer programs to Japan are available. All programs include homestays. The year-long and semester programs place participants in Japanese schools, but the summer program has optional language classes.

This three-week program (May 16-June 5, 2017) in Japan is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all academic disciplines from any accredited university or college. There is no Japanese language requirement for the program. The program offers a hands-on, in-depth look at pre-modern and modern Japanese history through visits to sites that provide visual evidence of past historical events. Students will stay in a homestay in Hiratsuka for one week of the program as well as visit Tokyo, Hiratsuka, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, and Osaka.

The University of the Ryukyus Short-term Exchange Program (URSEP) offers an English-language curriculum together with Japanese language study to students interested in studying in the unique cultural and physical environment of Okinawa. Taking advantage of the university's location in the subtropical region of Japan's southernmost island, the program's faculty offer undergraduate and graduate courses in English in environmental studies, tropical agriculture and medicine, marine science and engineering, and Okinawan music to complement Japanese language and culture courses.

The University of Tokyo (a national university) was established in 1877. There are currently 7800 faculty members, 27,300 students, and 1700 foreign researchers affiliated with the university. The University of Tokyo has academic exchange agreements with 140 schools in 34 countries, including 30 universities and colleges in the United States.

Tsukuba Science City, 40 miles north of Tokyo, is a good place to study the contrast between Japanese tradition and the nation's impressive progress in science and technology. The city houses not only the University of Tsukuba (one of Japan's prestigious national universities) but also more than 150 national and private research institutes. Many of the inhabitants of the rural area around Tsukuba still retain their dialect and their traditional lifestyles, and the city and the countryside are like two different worlds.

** Spend 5 weeks in the heart of Kyoto this summer and earn 6 college credits **

The 2018 UNO-Japan: Study at Doshisha University Program is a 6+-week summer program (online 10-day intro plus 5 weeks in Japan) summer program designed for participants to learn about Japanese Culture, Philosophy, Films, History, and Language while living in Kyoto, an ancient capital of Japan.

!! Special 10th year Anniversary Edition: Anniversary Trip visiting Himeji, Hiroshima, Osaka, and Tokyo by Shinkansen is available !!

The 2016 University of New Orleans-Japan: Study at Doshisha University Program is a 6-week (online intro week plus 5 weeks in Japan) summer program designed for participants to learn about Japanese Culture, Cinema, History, and Language while living in Kyoto, an ancient capital of Japan.

Waseda University, in partnership with Portland State University offers two Japanese Language & Culture Programs for students and professionals. All programs take place at Waseda University in Tokyo. The Waseda Oregon Transnational Program is a Japanese language and comparative US-Japan Societies study program that matches US-based and other international students with regular Waseda University students in the classroom.

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:

The Waseda Summer Japanese Program is held at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, from approximately July 10 to approximately August 20. This annual program is an accelerated six-week language course for university-level students of Japanese. Four levels of language study are offered, along with workshops on Japanese for Specific Purposes. All majors are welcome to apply. Students who complete the course can receive 12 quarter (8 semester) hours of credit through Portland State University, Oregon. The program fee ($4,950 in 2006) includes transportation, tuition, housing, and tuition.

World Campus International
Dai 2 Ebisu Heights #101
4-17-8 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-0013, Japan
Phone in the US: 303-495-2078
Phone in Japan: (+81) 3-3473-1120
Toll Free in the US and Canada: 1-866-595-6323

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,

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,

Yokohama National University The Junior Year Overseas Program at Yokohama National University (JOY) offers short-term exchange programs beginning in either October or April for students interested in studying in Japan for six months to a year. The JOY Program is not an intensive language study program, but an opportunity to live in Japan while studying a diversity of subjects at one of Japan's top universities. Courses are offered in a variety of subject areas including literature, culture, science, technology, linguistics and economics.

Youth For Understanding USA
6400 Goldboro Rd., Suite 100
Bethesda, MD 20817 USA
Phone: 1-800-833-6243 (1-800-TEENAGE)