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Programs Overview

JCMU runs programs throughout the year. Programs vary in duration, topic, and cost. 


Intensive Japanese Language Programs

Programs with a focus on intensive Japanese language. Students earn 10 credits of Japanese per semester/term. Offered every fall, spring (winter), and summer.

Semester Japanese Language and Culture

14-15+ credits | ~15 weeks | Every Fall (September - December) or Spring (January - April)

Summer Intensive Japanese Language

10 credits | ~9 weeks | Every summer (June - August) 


Career and Culture Programs

Programs that explore Japanese society and culture in addition to the program topic. Offered every summer beginning in May.

Environment and Sustainability in Japan

6 credits | ~5 weeks | Every summer (May - early June) 

Health and Culture of Japan

6 credits | ~5 weeks | Every summer (May - early June) 

Teaching English in Japan

6 credits | ~5 weeks | Every summer (May - early June) 


May Short Courses - Summer 2018

Short programs 2-3 weeks in length led by faculty from various JCMU partner institutions. Program topics vary each year.

Community, Culture, and Social Order (Criminal Justice)

3 credits | ~2 weeks | Summer 2018 (May) 

The Crossroads of Japan (History)

3 credits | ~2 weeks | Summer 2018 (May) 

Mindful Leadership, Creativity, and Engaged Learning (Psychology)

3 credits | ~2 weeks | Summer 2018 (May) 


Internship Programs

Program(s) offering the opportunity to complete an internship with a company or organization in Japan for academic credit.

Summer Internship Program

9+ credits | ~12 weeks | Every summer (May - late July)