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|Summer Quarter (June-September)
||Up to 15 credits
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||Hokkaido University (HU) will begin offering the Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) from 2016. HSI is a program that brings together world-leading researchers with proven track records in education and research and HU faculty members to provide an educational experience to students from across Japan and around the world.
About 100 courses (undergraduate and graduate) will be offered in 2017.
| Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Where You Will Study
Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) is a program that brings together world-leading researchers with proven track records in education and research and Hokkaido University faculty members to provide an educational experience to students from across Japan and around the world.
Hokkaido University is located in the midwestern part of Hokkaido, Sapporo is the fifth largest city in Japan. Known as the capital of Hokkaido and the host of the 1972 Winter Olympic Games, it serves as the entrance to Hokkaido and as a major city in Japan. The city also enjoys exchanges with a variety of countries around the world.
Sapporo is known for having lower temperatures and humidity than other major cities in Japan although temperatures do rise in summer. From June to August, the city attracts a large number of tourists from across Japan and around the world. This is due to the city’s refreshing climate during this period and popular events, which include the Sapporo Beer Garden, the YOSAKOI Soran Festival and the Bon Odori Festival (Summer Festival and Dancing).
Sapporo is a metropolis boasting superb convenience made possible because shopping districts, entertainment zones and residential areas are all located within close proximity of each other. The city’s appeal also includes its harmonious combination of natural beauty and urban functions, allowing people to enjoy the beautiful natural setting of Hokkaido without traveling far from the city center. Lower commodity prices than those in other major cities in Japan also make Sapporo a great place to live.
For additional program specific information, please refer to the program homepage.
Hokkaido University (HU) will begin offering the Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) from 2016. HSI is a program that brings together world-leading researchers with proven track records in education and research and HU faculty members to provide an educational experience to students from across Japan and around the world.
Summer is one of Hokkaido’s most pleasant times of the year, and compared to other parts of Japan, can boast of a much more enjoyable climate. In 2016, more than 80 researchers from over 60 universities / research institutes from all over the world will gather at Hokkaido University to provide academic lectures during this season that offers ideal living.
HSI will also allow participants to expand their knowledge of subjects via world-class HU research fields previously open only to students of the University. Program participants will have the opportunity to attend cutting-edge classes that include field training which leverages Hokkaido’s vast landscape, and classes based on active learning will help develop human resources capable of thriving on the world stage.
The base language of HSI will be English. HU wants to provide a stress-free learning environment that allows participants to concentrate on their learning and not have to worry about language barriers. The University has high expectations that students will cultivate a better understanding of other cultures and improve their English-language proficiency and communication skills through exchanges with researchers and students from other countries. Off-campus events and field trips are also planned to allow participants opportunities to enjoy Hokkaido’s beautiful summer.
Please be aware that this program begins before the end of the Spring Quarter Finals. Students who are enrolled at the University of Washington for the Spring Quarter are responsible for making their own arrangements to complete their academic obligations before their departure.
Students from overseas universities and other educational institutes may stay at Hokkaido University (HU) student dormitories. However, due to the limited availability of rooms, HU will make arrangements for accommodation at hotels near campus once the maximum capacity of these dormitories has been reached.
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 UW Study Abroad fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.
Information about Tuition and Fees
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.
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 the Hokkaido University Summer Institute by its separate deadline. Visit this link to download the Hokkaido University Summer Institute application instructions.
See Application FAQs for additional information about applications.
See Withdrawals for information about program withdrawal policies.