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Japan Center - Summer Intensive Language & Culture
Hikone, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: Japan Center for Michigan Universities 
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Summer
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Areas of Study: Intensive Japanese Language, Japanese Cultural Studies & Activities
Housing Type: Homestay, Residence Hall Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Japanese Language Requirement: None
Program Description:
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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.

Click here for more information about the JCMU residence hall, and here for more information about homestays.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 04/03/2015 ** Rolling Admission 06/08/2015 08/10/2015
NOTE: The original application deadline of 2/13/2015 has been extended to allow new applications to be submitted for consideration on a space-available basis. Applications submitted after 2/13/2015 will be reviewed in the order they are received until programs reach capacity. To receive optimal consideration, be sure to complete applications as soon as possible. See the Program Schedules page for more detailed date information.

** 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.