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JCMU strives to make its programming as accessible as possible to students regardless of their field of study, home institution, or Japanese language abilities.*

To be eligible for any JCMU program (except the Summer Internship Program), students must have:

  • a GPA of at least 2.5
  • at least two semesters of college-level study

To be eligible for the Summer Internship Program, students must have:

  • a GPA of at least 3.0
  • at least three years of college-level Japanese language study

Note: Students attending a JCMU partner institution must also meet the study abroad eligibility requirements at their school. 

*The only program requiring Japanese language experience is the internship. Students with no Japanese language ability are welcome to participate in every other program.