Immerse yourself in the language and culture of Japan! Earn ten credits of Japanese language and participate in cultural activities during this intensive 9-week program.
The Summer Intensive Language Program allows students to immerse themselves in Japanese life 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.
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.
for more information about the JCMU residence hall, and here
for more information about homestays.