Japanese Study Abroad


Academic Year Programs

International Christian University (Middlebury Program)

See Eve Zimmerman or Eiko Torii for more information

Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies (KCJS)

See Eve Zimmerman or Eiko Torii for more information

Japan Women's University (JWU)

What: A challenging total-immersion year-long exchange program between Wellesley College and Japan Women's University, which is located in the heart of Tokyo. In addition to a versatile liberal arts curriculum with a strong emphasis on Japanese studies, the university also offers a wide range of club and extracurricular activities. Students also have the opportunity to take courses at the co-educational Waseda University. Students choose home stay or dormitory option.
Where: Tokyo
When: January - December
Costs: Equivalent to the cost of a year at Wellesley; financial aid transfers.
Contact: Further information and application forms available in the Japanese Program office of EALL.
Application due: early April

Summer Programs

Hokkaido International Foundation (MSF approved)

What: Intensive 8-week summer course in Japanese language and culture. Study abroad program includes summer-long homestay with a Japanese family.
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 (MSF approved)

What: Highly competitive 8-week intensive Japanese language program (2nd and 3rd year students). Living with host family all summer.
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.
Application due: early March

International Christian University (MSF approved)

What: 6-week intensive Japanese language program. Living in campus dorm, in nearby apartment or with host family all summer. ICU offers various levels of Japanese language study well beyond the intermediate level.
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.
Application due: early March

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.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Green Hall
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Eve Zimmerman
Department Chair

Beth Wills
Administrative Assistant

Tel: 781.283.2188
Fax: 781.283.3608



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