If interested in studying abroad in Japan, contact your Japanese professor for more information.

Academic Year Programs

International Christian University (Middlebury Program)

What: Sponsored by Middlebury College at the International Christian University in Tokyo, the program practices Middlebury’s ‘immersion’ method by requiring students to do the bulk of their academic work in Japanese. On-site Middlebury program director guides students through all aspects of university life in Japan. Dormitory housing.
Where: Tokyo
When: Academic year, spring semester, summer
Costs: Equivalent to the cost of a year at Wellesley; financial aid transfers.
Application due: March for academic year, October for spring semester. Interested students should check website for exact deadline info.

 

Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies (KCJS)

What: Located in Kyoto, KCJS offers a demanding Japanese language program and cultural studies courses taught in English, many that take advantage of being located in one of Japan’s great cultural centers.  The program also features a Community Involvement Project (CIP), which requires students to interact with city residents in Japanese. Homestay or apartment options.
Where: Kyoto
When: Academic year, semester, summer
Costs: Equivalent to the cost of a year at Wellesley; financial aid transfers.
Application due: Mid-March for academic year and fall semester; October for spring semester. Interested students should check website for exact deadline info.

 

Nanzan University

What: Nanzan offers intensive Japanese language courses from elementary to advanced as well as culture courses in English. Many extracurricular learning opportunities are available. Homestay program.
Where: Nagoya
When: Academic year, semester, summer
Costs: Equivalent to the cost of a year at Wellesley; financial aid transfers.
Application due: Interested students should check website for exact deadling info.

 

Summer Programs

Hokkaido International Foundation (Mayling Soong approved)

What: HIF offers an intensive, university-level Japanese language course that emphasizes proficiency-oriented instruction. Compulsory homestay.Where: Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan
Contact: Hokkaido International Foundation, 14-1 Motomachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0054, Japan Tel: 0138-22-0770, Fax: 0138-22-0660, Email:hif@hakodate.or.jb,
Costs and more Information: See the Hokkaido International Foundation website.

 

Princeton in Ishikawa Program (Mayling Soong approved)

What: An eight-week intensive Japanese language program, offering second and third-year Japanese courses in Kanazawa, a historical center known as ‘little Kyoto.’ The Ishikawa Prefectural Government hosts this program and locates homestay families for students.
Where: Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture (about 5 hours from Tokyo)
Contact: East Asia Studies, 211 Jones Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
Email: PII@princeton.edu
Fax: (609) 258-2099
Costs and more Information: See the Princeton in Ishikawa Program website.

 

International Christian University (Summer) (Mayling Soong approved)

What: The International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo offers an intensive six-week summer program. Approximately 16 hours of Japanese language instruction per week. Students live in ICU dormitories.
Where: Mitaka City (suburb 40 minutes from Tokyo by bus and train)
Contact: Summer Courses in Japanese Research Center for Japanese Language Education, International Christian University, 3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-8585, Japan Tel: 0422-33-3501 (from overseas 81-422-33-3501), Fax: 0422-33-3631 (from overseas 81-422-33-3631), Email: scj@icu.ac.jp
Costs and more Information: See the International Christian University website.
 

Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies (Summer) (Mayling Soong approved)

What: KCJS offers second-year Japanese as well as an advanced Japanese language course (fourth-year and above) in the summer. Classical Japanese course also available. Homestay option.
Where: Kyoto
Costs and more information: visit the KCJS website

 

Middlebury College Summer Japanese Program

What: 9-week intensive Japanese language immersion program at Middlebury College (elementary to advanced level). Social and cultural activities including weekend parties, talent shows, and field days.
Where: Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
Contact: Middlebury Language Schools, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury, VT 05753; Tel: (802) 443-5510,
Costs and more information: See the Middlebury College Summer Japanese Program website.

 

Nanzan University (Summer) (Mayling Soong Approved)

What: An intensive six-week summer program at the Center for Japanese Studies at Nanzan. Japanese language courses from pre-intermediate to pre-advanced level in addition to a Japanese culture course and a course in Japanese arts (hanga ‘woodblock printing’ and ikebana ‘flower arrangement’).
Where: Nagoya
Contact and more information: visit the website
 

Contact the Director of International Studies, Jennifer Thomas-Starck, or visit the Office of International Studies' website for more information on internships.