C.V. Starr - Middlebury School in Japan

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. Year-long students have the opportunity to live with a Japanese student in on-campus dormitories and get an even better chance to integrate into life in the host country.

Under the guidance of a resident director, students take language and content courses at the university while taking a Middlebury-organized Cultural Portfolio course to develop their linguistic and socio-cultural skills. Middlebury can also coordinate internships for students who are prepared to take these skills to a new level, applying them to a specific project and gaining practical experience in a foreign work environment.

This is a program for students at an intermediate-advanced level of Japanese who have completed four semesters of language study. Applications are accepted until March 15 for the fall semester or academic year and until October 1 for the spring semester.

For more information or to access the application forms, please visit http://www.middlebury.edu/sa/japan