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Academic Calendar

JCMU runs programs throughout the academic year and summer. The most current versions of schedules for upcoming programs are provided below.


2018

Spring - Semester Language and Culture Program

  • Depart for Japan - January 3, 2018 (Wed) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - January 4, 2018 (Thu) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available for spring semester students)
  • Orientation - January 5, 2018 (Fri)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - January 8, 2018 (Mon) 
  • Placement Test - January 9, 2018 (Tue) 
  • First Day of Class - January 10, 2018 (Wed)
  • Break - No Classes - March 1, 2018 (Thu)
  • Break - No Classes - March 2, 2018 (Fri)
  • Japanese Presentations - April 13, 2018 (Fri)
  • Japanese Final Exam - April 18, 2018 (Wed)
  • Closing Ceremony - April 20, 2018 (Fri)
  • Move-out/Departure - April 21, 2018 (Sat) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available)

Summer - May - Community, Culture, and Social Order

  • Depart for Japan - May 6, 2018 (Sun) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - May 7, 2018 (Mon) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available)
  • Move-out/Departure - May 22, 2018 (Tue) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available)

Summer - May - Mindful Leadership, Creativity, and Engaged Learning

  • Depart for Japan - May 6, 2018 (Sun) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - May 7, 2018 (Mon) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available)
  • Move-out/Departure - May 26, 2018 (Sat) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available)

Summer - May - The Crossroads of Japan

  • Depart for Japan - May 13, 2018 (Sun) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - May 14, 2018 (Mon) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available)
  • Move-out/Departure - May 26, 2018 (Sat) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available)

Summer - Teaching English in Japan Program

  • Depart for Japan - May 6, 2018 (Sun) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - May 7, 2018 (Mon) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available)
  • Orientation - May 8, 2018 (Tue)
  • Field Trip to Kyoto - May 28 & 29 (Mon & Tue)
  • Culture & Society Presentations - June 4, 2018 (Mon)
  • Final Project & Reflections Due - June 5, 2018 (Tue)
  • Move-out/Departure - June 7, 2018 (Thu) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available)

Summer - Health & Culture of Japan Program

  • Depart for Japan - May 6, 2018 (Sun) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - May 7, 2018 (Mon) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available)
  • Orientation - May 8, 2018 (Tue)
  • Culture & Society Presentations - June 4, 2018 (Mon)
  • Move-out/Departure - June 7, 2018 (Thu) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available)

Summer - Internship Program

  • Depart for Japan - May 6, 2018 (Sun)
  • Arrival/Move-in - May 7 (Mon) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available)
  • Orientation - May 8, 2018 (Tue)
  • Japanese Language / Culture & Society Classes - May 8 - June 1, 2018
  • Internship Begins - June 4, 2018 (Mon)
  • Internship Ends; Paper Due - July 26, 2018 (Thu)
  • Final Internship Reflection Meeting - July 27, 2018 (Fri)
  • Move-out/Departure - July 28, 2018 (Sat) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available)

Summer - Intensive Japanese Language Program

  • Depart for Japan - June 3, 2018 (Sun) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - June 4, 2018 (Mon) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available)
  • Orientation - June 5, 2018 (Tue) 
  • Placement Test - June 6, 2018 (Wed) 
  • First Day of Class - June 7, 2018 (Thu)
  • National Holiday - No Class - July 16, 2018 (Mon)
  • Japanese Presentations - July 27, 2018 (Fri)
  • Japanese Final Exam - August 4, 2018 (Sat)
  • Closing Ceremony - August 5, 2018 (Sun)
  • Move-out/Departure - August 6, 2018 (Mon) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available)

Fall - Semester Language and Culture Program

  • Depart for Japan - September 2, 2018 (Sun) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - September 3, 2018 (Mon) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available for fall and academic year students)
  • Orientation - September 4, 2018 (Tue)
  • Placement Test - September 5, 2018 (Wed) 
  • First Day of Class - September 6, 2018 (Thu)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - September 17, 2018 (Mon)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - September 24, 2018 (Mon)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - October 8, 2018 (Mon)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - November 23, 2018 (Fri)
  • Japanese Presentations - December 7, 2018 (Fri)
  • Japanese Final Exam - December 13, 2018 (Thu)
  • Closing Ceremony - December 14, 2018 (Fri)
  • Move-out/Departure - Dec 15, 2018 (Sat) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available unless participating in the full academic year or ICRP programs)

 

2019

Spring - Semester Language and Culture Program

  • Depart for Japan - January 6, 2019 (Sun) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - January 7, 2019 (Mon) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available for spring semester students)
  • Orientation - January 8, 2019 (Tue)
  • Placement Test - January 9, 2019 (Wed) 
  • First Day of Class - January 10, 2019 (Thu)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - January 14, 2019 (Mon) 
  • National Holiday - No Classes - February 11, 2019 (Mon)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - March 21, 2019 (Thu)
  • Japanese Presentations - April 12, 2019 (Fri)
  • Japanese Final Exam - April 17, 2019 (Wed)
  • Closing Ceremony - April 19, 2019 (Fri)
  • Move-out/Departure - April 20, 2019 (Sat) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available)

 

Schedules

Program schedules may change. JCMU will alert all pending applicants and accepted participants to any changes after publication.

Depart for Japan Dates

These dates indicate the last day by which students flying from the U.S. need to depart for Japan in order to arrive on the program arrival date. Students may need to depart on a different date if their flight has multiple connections, long layovers, or if it departs from somewhere else. If the length of your program requires you to have a visa that JCMU is providing, please do not plan to depart more than 5 days prior to the program start date without first consulting with the JCMU East Lansing office.

Arrival/move-in Dates

These dates indicate the day by which all students participating in that program must arrive, as well as the first day students are eligible to move into the program-provided housing.

Move-out/departure Dates

These dates indicate the day on which all participants must move-out of the program housing, unless they are continuing into the next semester.