Ritsumeikan Summer Japanese Program (Japanese University 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.