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2022

Summer - Intensive Japanese Language (cancelled)

Program updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be posted to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement page.

  • Depart for Japan - June 4, 2022 (Sat) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - June 5, 2022 (Sun) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available for spring semester students)
  • Orientation - June 6, 2022 (Mon)
  • Placement Test - June 7, 2022 (Tue)
  • First Day of Class - June 8, 2022 (Wed)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - July 18, 2022 (Mon)
  • Japanese Presentations - July 29, 2022 (Fri)
  • Japanese Final Exam - August 5, 2022 (Fri)
  • Closing Ceremony - August 6, 2022 (Sat)
  • Move-out/Departure - August 8, 2022 (Mon) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available)

Spring - Semester Language and Culture (cancelled)

Program updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be posted to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement page.

  • Depart for Japan - January 14, 2022 (Fri) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - January 15, 2022 (Sat) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available for spring semester students)
  • Orientation - January 16, 2022 (Sun)
  • Placement Test - January 17, 2022 (Tue)
  • First Day of Class - January 18, 2022 (Wed)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - February 11, 2022 (Fri)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - February 23, 2022 (Wed)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - March 21, 2022 (Mon)
  • Golden Week Holidays / Spring Break Begins - April 29, 2022 (Fri)
  • Golden Week Holidays / Spring Break Ends - May 5, 2022 (Thu)
  • Japanese Presentations - May 6, 2022 (Fri)
  • Japanese Final Exam - May 11, 2022 (Wed)
  • Closing Ceremony - May 13, 2022 (Thu)
  • Move-out/Departure - May 14, 2022 (Sun) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available for Spring Semester students unless accepted to participate in the JCMU Summer Intensive Japanese program.)

2021

Fall - Semester Language and Culture (cancelled)

In alignment with recommendations by Michigan State University, the administrative agent of JCMU, all ongoing and upcoming JCMU study abroad programs will be suspended through the end of summer 2021. Updates will continue to be posted to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement page.

  • Depart for Japan - September 9, 2021 (Thu) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - September 10, 2021 (Fri) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available for fall and academic year students)
  • Orientation - September 11, 2021 (Sat)
  • Placement Test - September 13, 2021 (Mon) 
  • First Day of Class - September 14, 2021 (Tue)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - September 20, 2021 (Mon)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - September 23, 2021 (Thu)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - November 3, 2021 (Wed)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - November 23, 2021 (Tue)
  • Japanese Presentations - December 17, 2021 (Fri)
  • Japanese Final Exam - December 23, 2021 (Thu)
  • Closing Ceremony - December 24, 2021 (Fri)
  • Move-out/Departure - Dec 26, 2021 (Sun) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available unless participating in the full academic year)

Spring - Semester Language and Culture (cancelled)

In alignment with recommendations by Michigan State University, the administrative agent of JCMU, all ongoing and upcoming JCMU study abroad programs will be suspended through the end of summer 2021. Updates will continue to be posted to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement page.

  • Depart for Japan - January 3, 2021 (Sun) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - January 4, 2021 (Mon) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available for spring semester students)
  • Orientation - January 5, 2021 (Tue)
  • Placement Test - January 6, 2021 (Wed) 
  • First Day of Class - January 7, 2021 (Thu)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - January 11, 2021 (Mon)
  • Kalamazoo Internship Move-out/Departure - February 5, 2021 (Fri) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available for Kalamazoo College students participating in the Fall + Internship term)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - February 11, 2021 (Thu)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - February 23, 2021 (Tue)
  • Japanese Presentations - April 9, 2021 (Fri)
  • Japanese Final Exam - April 14, 2021 (Wed)
  • Closing Ceremony - April 16, 2021 (Fri)
  • Move-out/Departure - April 17, 2021 (Sat) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available for Spring Semester, Academic Year, and Kalamazoo Extended Term students unless accepted to participate in a JCMU program beginning in May)

2020

Fall - Semester Language and Culture (cancelled)

In alignment with recommendations by Michigan State University, the administrative agent of JCMU, all ongoing and upcoming JCMU study abroad programs will be suspended through the end of summer 2021. Updates will continue to be posted to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement page.

  • Depart for Japan - August 30, 2020 (Sun) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - August 31, 2020 (Mon) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available for fall and academic year students)
  • Orientation - September 1 (Tue)
  • Placement Test - September 2, 2020 (Wed) 
  • First Day of Class - September 3, 2020 (Thu)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - September 21, 2020 (Mon)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - September 22, 2020 (Tue)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - November 3, 2020 (Tue)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - November 23, 2020 (Mon)
  • Japanese Presentations - December 4, 2020 (Fri)
  • Japanese Final Exam - December 10, 2020 (Thu)
  • Closing Ceremony - December 11, 2020 (Fri)
  • Move-out/Departure - Dec 12, 2020 (Sat) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available unless participating in the full academic year or ICRP programs)

Summer - Entrepreneurship in Japan (cancelled)

In alignment with recommendations by Michigan State University, the administrative agent of JCMU, all ongoing and upcoming JCMU study abroad programs will be suspended through the end of summer 2020. Updates will continue to be posted to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement page.

For reference, the originally scheduled program dates are provided below: 

  • Depart for Japan - July 30, 2020 (Thu) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - July 31, 2020 (Fri) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available)
  • Orientation & Class Begins - August 1, 2020 (Sat)
  • Last Day of Classes - August 14, 2020 (Fri) 
  • Move-out/Departure - August 15, 2020 (Sat) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available)

Summer - Intensive Japanese Language (cancelled)

In alignment with recommendations by Michigan State University, the administrative agent of JCMU, all ongoing and upcoming JCMU study abroad programs will be suspended through the end of summer 2020. Updates will continue to be posted to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement page.

For reference, the originally scheduled program dates are provided below: 

  • 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)

Summer - Health & Culture of Japan (cancelled)

In alignment with recommendations by Michigan State University, the administrative agent of JCMU, all ongoing and upcoming JCMU study abroad programs will be suspended through the end of summer 2020. Updates will continue to be posted to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement page.

For reference, the originally scheduled program dates are provided below: 

  • Depart for Japan - May 6, 2020 (Wed) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - May 7, 2020 (Thu) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available)
  • Orientation & Classes Begin - May 8, 2020 (Fri)
  • Move-out/Departure - June 3, 2020 (Wed) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available)

Summer - Teaching English in Japan (cancelled)

In alignment with recommendations by Michigan State University, the administrative agent of JCMU, all ongoing and upcoming JCMU study abroad programs will be suspended through the end of summer 2020. Updates will continue to be posted to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement page.

For reference, the originally scheduled program dates are provided below: 

  • Depart for Japan - May 6, 2020 (Wed) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - May 7, 2020 (Thu) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available)
  • Orientation & Classes Begin - May 8, 2020 (Fri)
  • Move-out/Departure - June 3, 2020 (Wed) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available)

Summer - May - Criminal Justice in Japan (cancelled)

In alignment with recommendations by Michigan State University, the administrative agent of JCMU, all ongoing and upcoming JCMU study abroad programs will be suspended through the end of summer 2020. Updates will continue to be posted to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement page.

For reference, the originally scheduled program dates are provided below: 

  • Depart for Japan - May 6, 2020 (Wed) (You may need to depart earlier depending on your flight itinerary)
  • Arrival/Move-in - May 7, 2020 (Thu) (First day JCMU-provided housing is available)
  • Orientation & Class Begins - May 8, 2020 (Fri)
  • Last Day of Classes - May 28, 2020 (Thu) 
  • Move-out/Departure - May 29, 2020 (Fri) (Last day JCMU-provided housing is available)

Spring - Semester Language and Culture (suspended)

In alignment with recommendations by Michigan State University, the administrative agent of JCMU, all ongoing and upcoming JCMU study abroad programs will be suspended through the end of summer 2020. Updates will continue to be posted to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement page.

For reference, the originally scheduled program dates are provided below: 

  • 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 - February 24, 2020 (Mon)
  • 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)

2019

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)
  • National Holiday - No Classes - October 22, 2019 (Tue)
  • 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)

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)

Summer - Health & Culture of Japan Program

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

Summer - Teaching English in Japan Program

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

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)

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)

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)

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 - 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 - 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 - 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)

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)