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Year-Long Programs


Tokyo University AIKOM Program

Where: University of Tokyo's Komaba Campus near Shibuya, Tokyo
Who:
About 25 international students
Housing:
Tokyo University's Mitaka International Dormitory, 40 minutes from Komaba by train and bus.
When:
 about October - Late July
Special Features:

  • Exchange relationship with Swarthmore College. Three levels of Japanese instruction from 1st year. Elective courses featuring extensive field trips. Location in Tokyo.
  • International program.

Qualifications: Students should be 3rd or 4th year students recommended by home institution. (No language requirement.)

Application deadline: Students interested in applying should speak with the staff at the Office of Foreign Study (Pearson 113).

Associated Kyoto Program (AKP)

Where: Doshisha University in Central Kyoto
Who:
40-50 American college students, primarily from consortium liberal arts colleges
Housing:
Homestays with Japanese families
When:
Around Sept 1- Late April
Special Features:

  • Five levels of Japanese language instruction from 2nd year up. Elective courses taught by professors of consortium schools. Classmates from peer liberal arts institutions.
  • Location in the heart of Kyoto.

Qualifications:

Applicants should usually be Juniors, have at least a year of Japanese, and have taken at least one other Japan-related course. They should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a cumulative average of “B” or above in their Japanese language courses.

Application deadline: about January 14.

 

Year-Long / Semester Programs


Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS)

Where: Imadegawa campus of Doshisha University, just  north of the Imperial Palace in central Kyoto.
Who:
40-50 students, primarily American undergraduates from consortium schools
Housing:
Most students in the program stay with host families; a few stay in apartments leased by the program.
When:

  • Fall semester: c. Sept. 1 - Dec. 18
  • Spring semester: c. Jan 2 - Apr. 9


Special Features:

  • Small, intensive language courses. Some courses taught by consortium professors. Classmates from leading U.S. institutions. Location in Kyoto.
  • New affiliations with Kyoto University and Doshisha University.

Qualifications: Open to students of third-year Japanese level and above (3+ for spring semester students). Second-year Japanese may be completed at an approved summer program.

Application deadline: Fall/Year: around Feb 15  Spring: around Sept 15

 

IES Nagoya

Where: Nanzan University's Center for Japanese Studies, outside Nagoya, Japan's 3rd largest city.
Who:
Primarily American university and college students, joining international students at Nanzan's CJS
Housing: Most students stay in homestays, but some stay in private dorms or the Nanzan University International Residence Hall.
When:

  • Fall semester: c. Sept 1- Dec. 22
  • Spring semester: c. Jan 6- May 20


Special Features:

  • Intensive Japanese classes. Five levels of Japanese from beginning level. Additional Japanese courses for advanced students.
  • Location in central Japan; program features several field trips.

Qualifications: 3.0 GPA or better overall, and 3.0 GPA in Japanese courses. Students should be sophomores or above; and should have completed at least one year of Japanese study. Applicants must complete both IES and Nanzan University application forms.

Application deadline: Fall/Year: about March 1. Spring: around August 2.

Summer Programs
 

Hokkaido International Foundation (HIF)

Location: Hakodate, Hokkaido

Japanese language courses: 1,5, 2nd, 2,5, 3rd, and 4th year Japanese. Three hours daily instruction w/options for cultural activities.

Length: about June 9 to August 6 
Size of Enrollment:
About 70
Homestay:
Mandatory
Tuition + Homestay fee:
$4,600, *homestay fee includes accommodations and food, and cost for class material.

Application deadline: February 11 (post marked)

Princeton in Ishikawa (PII)

Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa
Japanese language courses:
2nd, 2,5, and 3rd year Japanese. Three hours daily instruction w/options for cultural activities.
Length:
 about May 28 to July 22 
Size of Enrollment:
About 45
Homestay:
Mandatory
Tuition + Homestay fee:
$4,600, *homestay fee includes accommodations and food, and cost for class material.

Application deadline: February 18

Asia in Today's World, Kyushu University Summer Program (ATW)

Location: Fukuoka city, Fukuoka (Kyusyu)
Japanese language courses: 1,5, 2nd, 2,5, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th year Japanese. Three hours daily instruction w/options for cultural activities. Content courses in English are offered in the afternoon.
Length:
around June 27 to August 5
Size of Enrollment:
About 70
Homestay: Optional
Tuition:
Approximately $900
Accomodation fees:
Approximately $1,000-$1500 *does not include meals

Application deadline: around February 26

Middlebury College

Location: Administered by Middlebury College, but Japanese School for 2011 will be held at Mills College, Oakland, CA
Japanese language courses:
1st, 1,5, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th year Japanese. Four hours a day in the morning. Options for cultural activities in the afternoon.
Length: about June 10 to August 5 
Size of Enrollment:
About 90
Accomodation:
Dorm (Japanese only language pledge)
Tuition + Accomodation: $9461 (scholarships available to many students)

Application deadline: Rolling admissions-- typically fills in February

Special full scholarship Opportunity: Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace

Other Programs of Interest

 
Japan-America Student Conference