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  • Locations: Hikone, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Japan Center for Michigan Universities 
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/09/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Areas of Study: Intensive Japanese Language, Japanese Cultural Studies
Housing Type: Homestay, Residence Hall Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Language Requirement: None
Program Description:
JCMU - Summer Intensive Lang

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and earn 10 credits of Japanese language over the summer!

Length: You will be abroad for 9 weeks from early-June through early-August.

Program features: The Summer Intensive Language program will allow you to immerse yourself in Japanese life - all while studying a year's worth of Japanese language in one summer! The program consists of:
  • 10 credits of intensive Japanese language in four levels, beginner to advanced: Daily instruction will address listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Placement is based on exams at the beginning of the program. No prior language study is required! (Click here for more information about the Japanese language courses)
  • Japanese cultural experiences, including field trips and weekly culture classes: Learn Japanese culture through calligraphy, flower arranging, martial arts and more, and also visit famous sites in the Kansai region, the cultural heart of Japan. (Click here for more information about cultural activities)
  • Opportunities to engage with the community: Practice with Japanese conversation partners, participate in club activities at local universities and meet citizens of Shiga at events in Hikone and beyond.

Housing: Students may live in the JCMU Residence Hall or with a homestay. The JCMU student apartments are designed for double occupancy with two private bedrooms and a shared kitchen, dining area and bathroom. The residential building has wireless internet and features a laundry room, TV room, lounge and other amenities. JCMU arranges short- and long-term hometsays with local families based on family availability and student preferences. Homestays, regardless of duration, offer students the best opportunity to meet and interact with Japanese people.

Scholarships & discounts: All students coming from one of our Consortium schools (Michigan's 15 public universities) will receive an automatic Consortium discounted rate! To see if your school is a member of our Consortium, please visit our Consortium Rates & Scholarships webpage.

Alumni testimonials and more: Want to learn what past students have said about their time in Hikone?  Or do you want to read about what our recent students have been up to? Then visit the Alumni Testimonials and Events sections of the JCMU Official Blog! Are you interested in learning more about the opportunities available to you on the Summer Intensive Language program? Then check out this video created by a 2016 alum of the program! Summer Intensive Language & Culture Program (JCMU) - YouTube
Arriving in HikoneSummer classmates!Temple visitsCultural activities on Fridays