|Eligibility||Minimum 3.2 GPA; planning to continue study after the program|
|Adviser||Shannon Quinn | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Application Deadline||March 15
Note: the Kyushu University Summer Program's application deadline is in February, prior to the UW application deadline. See "Application Process" section below for details.
|General||This program is geared to students who would like to focus on Asian studies and Japanese language. Courses take place at Kyushu University alongside other foreign students. As on-site support is often very limited, participants should be self-directed and independent.|
| Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Where You Will Study
Kyushu University is located in the city of Fukuoka, the largest metropolis of Kyushu Island with a population of approximately 1.4m. It is about 1,170 kilometers from Tokyo, which is a five-hour ride by super express train, Shinkansen, or a ninety-minute flight by air. The climate is generally mild and the city has the reputation of one of the most habitable cities in Asia.
For additional program specific information, please refer to the program homepage.
The current five-week-long program, Asia in Today's World (ATW) focuses on Asia. You can study about the past, present and future of Asia and Japan in English. Students will take Japanese courses (ranging from beginner to intermediate) in the mornings, followed by cultural topics in the afternoon.
Kyushu University will also organize extracurriculur trips and events, so that students can experience some traditional Japanese culture while abroad.
Summer in Japan 2017 (SIJ2017) is a 5-week, summertime, intensive study abroad program that Kyushu University offers for credit to students from around the world. Designed for undergraduate-level students in all academic fields, SIJ2017 offers participants a comprehensive package of resources, opportunities, and hands-on experiences to become familiar with, or further deepen their understanding of, Japan in today’s social, cultural, political and economic contexts. Using English as the primary medium of instruction, SIJ2017 offers participants both traditional in-class academic coursework and off-campus activities for experiential learning. Together, both types of activities facilitate, in an intensive and effective manner, participants’ understanding of contemporary Japanese society and culture.
All participants of SIJ2017 will stay at Ito Campus University dormitory for 2 weeks then a homestay for 3 weeks at local residents’ houses.
Further housing information can be found here.
Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships
For this program you will pay all program fees directly to the program provider. The UW Study Abroad Administrative Fee, however, will be charged to your UW student account and payment will be due by the UW tuition deadline for your first quarter of enrollment.
Kyushu University offers a limited number of scholarships, of 150,000JPY each, to students who present a strong undergraduate academic record. All applicants are considered; recipients are selected by the University.
For tuition and living costs associated with this program, visit the program's website. You can also request a budget sheet for financial aid purposes by completing and submitting a Budget Request Form to UW Study Abroad.
For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.
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 complete and submit a Kyushu University Summer Program application to Kyushu University by its February deadline.
See Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the UW application process and tips for recommendations.
See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.