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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer Quarter
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  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Quarter 2018 02/28/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Information:
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     QUICK FACTS
 Location Tokyo, Japan
 Academic
 Term
Summer Quarter
 Credits 12 credits
 Language Knowledge of hiragana (basic Japanese alphabet)
 Advisers Shannon Quinn | studyabroad@uw.edu
 Application    Deadline March 1

Note: International Christian University's application deadlines may be earlier than the UW application deadline. See "Application Process" section below for details.
       HIGHLIGHTS
  General This program is geared to students who wish to focus on Japanese language and culture. Courses take place at a language school alongside other foreign students. As on-site support is often very limited, participants should be self-directed and independent.
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 Where You Will Study
 Academics
 Housing
 Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
 Application Process
 Program Evaluations

     


Where You Will Study

Summer Course in Japanese (SCJ) at International Christian University (ICU) is an intensive six-week Japanese language program that can accommodate beginning students (Level-C1) through advanced students (Level-C8). SCJ aims to provide a stimulating environment in which university students can increase their understanding of Japanese language and culture. Through classroom studies and outside daily interactions, students can improve their language skills and develop confidence in intercultural communication. 

The summer course consists of 15 class periods (one class period = 70 min.) each week. Group language classes are held in the mornings and individual tutorials, language laboratory work, and cultural events take place in the afternoons.

Class sizes average 15 students per section.  A balance of language proficiencies - listening, speaking, reading and writing - is taught at each level. Beyond language instruction, an effort is made to introduce aspects of traditional and modern Japanese society. ICU believes that language acquisition and cultural understanding go hand in hand.  Students will have chances to make trips to experience various aspects of Japan's culture.

The SCJ program is demanding and participants should be prepared to study independently outside structured classes several hours per day.  Given the academic rigor of SCJ, part-time work and extracurricular travel are not recommended during the program.
 




Academics

The ICU summer program consists of intensive Japanese language and culture classes.  Students will take 15 class periods, with classes in the mornings and individual tutorial sessions and culture program events. A certain amount of outside study will be required, but overall the course is geared towards integrating aspects of language and culture together for an integrated experience. In this way the program is designed to help further students' language skills and understanding of Japan. In general, students earn the equivalent of 12 credits of Japanese language for their SCJ coursework completed on this program



Housing

Students have the option to live in on-campus dormitories off-campus dorms, or homestays.  The on campus dormitory is fully furnished with double rooms, air conditioning, pod-based bathrooms, and Wi-Fi.  Students willing to make their own arrangements can also take advantage of off-campus housing or homestays.

Further Housing Information



 

Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

In most cases, if you are attending an affiliated program you will be billed by, and pay all fees directly to, the program provider or institution operating the program. The IPE Administrative Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.
 

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information, see the Financial Aid and Scholarships webpage.


 

Application Process

To create a UW Study Abroad application for this program, click the "Apply Now" button on this page and complete the requirements as instructed by the prompts. In addition to your UW Study Abroad application, you must also submit a complete application to International Christian University by its deadline. Visit the International Christian University application page for deadlines and instructions.

See Application FAQs for additional information about applications.

See Withdrawals for information about program withdrawal policies.


 

Program Evaluations

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences.

To see past students' evaluations for the International Christian University Summer Program, click on the link below.

International Christian University Summer Program.pdf

Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email studyabroad@uw.edu.