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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. Dates for past programs can be found on the Past Schedules page.


2018

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)

Summer - Health & Culture of Japan Program

  • Depart for Japan - May 7, 2019 (Tue) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - May 8, 2019 (Wed) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available)
  • Orientation - May 9, 2019 (Thu)
  • Culture & Society Presentations - TBD
  • Move-out/Departure - June 6, 2019 (Thu) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available)

Summer - Teaching English in Japan Program

  • Depart for Japan - May 7, 2019 (Tue) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - May 8, 2019 (Wed) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available)
  • Orientation - May 9, 2019 (Thu)
  • Field Trip to Kyoto - TBD
  • Culture & Society Presentations - TBD
  • Final Project & Reflections Due - TBD
  • Move-out/Departure - June 6, 2019 (Thu) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available)

Summer - Intensive Japanese Language Program

  • Depart for Japan - June 5, 2019 (Wed) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - June 6, 2019 (Thu) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available)
  • Orientation - June 7, 2019 (Fri) 
  • Placement Test - June 10, 2019 (Mon) 
  • First Day of Class - June 11, 2019 (Tue)
  • National Holiday - No Class - July 15, 2019 (Mon)
  • Japanese Presentations - August 2, 2019 (Fri)
  • Japanese Final Exam - August 8, 2019 (Thu)
  • Closing Ceremony - August 9, 2019 (Fri)
  • Move-out/Departure - August 10, 2019 (Sat) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available)

Fall - Semester Language and Culture Program

  • Depart for Japan - September 1, 2019 (Sun) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - September 2, 2019 (Mon) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available for fall and academic year students)
  • Orientation - September 3, 2019 (Tue)
  • Placement Test - September 4, 2019 (Wed) 
  • First Day of Class - September 5, 2019 (Thu)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - September 16, 2019 (Mon)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - September 23, 2019 (Mon)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - October 14, 2019 (Mon)
  • Japanese Presentations - December 6, 2019 (Fri)
  • Japanese Final Exam - December 12, 2019 (Thu)
  • Closing Ceremony - December 13, 2019 (Fri)
  • Move-out/Departure - Dec 14, 2019 (Sat) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available unless participating in the full academic year or ICRP programs)

 

2020

Spring - Semester Language and Culture Program

  • Depart for Japan - January 5, 2020 (Sun) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - January 6, 2020 (Mon) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available for spring semester students)
  • Orientation - January 7, 2020 (Tue)
  • Placement Test - January 8, 2020 (Wed) 
  • First Day of Class - January 9, 2020 (Thu)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - January 13, 2020 (Mon) 
  • National Holiday - No Classes - February 11, 2020 (Tue)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - March 20, 2020 (Fri)
  • Japanese Presentations - April 10, 2020 (Fri)
  • Japanese Final Exam - April 15, 2020 (Wed)
  • Closing Ceremony - April 17, 2020 (Fri)
  • Move-out/Departure - April 18, 2020 (Sat) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available)

Summer - Intensive Japanese Language Program

  • Depart for Japan - June 3, 2020 (Wed) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - June 4, 2020 (Thu) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available)
  • Orientation - June 5, 2020 (Fri) 
  • Placement Test - June 8, 2020 (Mon) 
  • First Day of Class - June 9, 2020 (Tue)
  • National Holiday - No Class - July 23, 2020 (Thu)
  • National Holiday - No Class - July 24, 2020 (Fri)
  • Japanese Presentations - July 31, 2020 (Fri)
  • Japanese Final Exam - August 6, 2020 (Thu)
  • Closing Ceremony - August 7, 2020 (Fri)
  • Move-out/Departure - August 8, 2020 (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.