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Programs Overview

JCMU runs programs throughout the year. Programs vary in duration, topic, and cost. Need some help? Schedule an advising appointment or check our events page for upcoming study abroad fairs or info sessions.


Intensive Japanese Language Programs

Programs with a focus on intensive Japanese language. Students earn 5-10 credits of Japanese per semester/term. Offered every fall, spring (winter), and summer (some offerings, such as business, may have limited availability)

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)


Non-Language Programs

Programs that explore Japanese culture and society in addition to the program topic.

Health and Culture in Japan

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

Teaching English in Japan

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


Short Courses

Programs 2-3 weeks in length led by faculty from various JCMU partner institutions. Program topics vary each year. Popular topics are often repeated every few years.


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) 

Not currently offered. If you are interested in this or a similar opportunity, please contact our office.