Information for term Summer Japanese Studies
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Tokyo is known for its outstanding modern and avant-garde features but peppered throughout this mega-metropolis are hotspots of Japanese culture and tradition. Spend six weeks exploring Japan’s treasures while taking two courses in Japanese language, art, business, communications, history, pop culture, religion, or society. Courses are taught in English by CIEE faculty at CIEE Tokyo and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.
Boost your Japanese
by building upon what you know already... or start from scratch. Everywhere you go will be a chance to practice your new found linguistic skills.
through English-taught courses covering a range of cultural, social, and historical topics
Explore Japan’s Treasures
as you explore on your own, or through CIEE scheduled activities and excursions
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan. Venture beyond the city to enhance your learning.21
million people make this the most densely populated place on Earth13.6
square miles of total land space in Japan142,00
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The world’s most populous city… and also the safest. (The Economist: "Safe Cities Index" 2017). Tokyo is one of the world’s most dynamic modern cities in the world. It has also become one of the world’s most popular trend setters. Along with the futuristic, you will also find pockets of deeply traditional culture as well.
DISCOVER JAPAN’S TREASURES
Dive into Japanese culture through CIEE activities and excursions to enhance your educational experience. While activities vary by year, past activities have included tea ceremony, taiko drumming workshops, visits to historical temples, shrines, and museums, and more. You and your friends can also venture out into areas such as Akihabara, the heartland of manga, anime, and otaku culture; Harajuku, where kawaii fashion reigns supreme; and Shibuya, where shopping opportunities abound.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- Explore Tokyo through group activities and on your own – there’s always more to see and do.
- Get to the ballpark to see how Japan enjoys baseball... Japanese Style.
- Get out of the city and explore somewhere different… like Kamakura or Yokohama.
- Find your Zen in an actual "Zen Garden".
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Dorms and Housing. Students will stay in a dormitory located within the Greater Tokyo Area. Your dorm will be within walking distance from a train station, granting you easy access to Tokyo’s numerous sites and attractions through one of the most efficient and comprehensive transportation networks in the world.
Tokyo boasts an amazing array of restaurants and eateries to satisfy any palates and diets. Students are responsible for their own meals.
Where You'll Study
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What People are Saying
Being able to make life long friends … and being able to watch each other develop and grow as a more culturally sensitive person, and Into someone who are able to think globally and leave the "American" way of thinking.Kira, Villanova University, Summer 16
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Summer Japanese Studies invites students to immerse themselves in the rich Japanese culture while selecting courses on: beginner or intermediate Japanese language; Japanese art; Japanese pop culture; Japanese history; Japan’s economic development; Japanese business industry; or religions of Japan. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions, organizations, and sites relevant to the course offerings.
CIEE Tokyo is conveniently located in central Tokyo.
There are no specific language requirements for this program.
2 CIEE elective courses
Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
Courses are designed and delivered by CIEE. Participation is important. Students should wait until the program ends to travel extensively.
Students will take two 3-credit courses held from the 2nd to the 6th week of the program. Each class will meet approximately 16 times (about 2 and a half hours per session) during that period.
Assessment is based on exams, quizzes, presentations, and papers. Students are given letter grades of A-F.
Language of Instruction
English and Japanese
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Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
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Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Wollitzer Merit Scholarships in Area or Comparative Studies
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
Fees & Housing
|Summer 2021 6 weeks||Apr 1, 2021||Jun 1, 2021*||Jul 11, 2021*||
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CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300 *
Educational Costs = $5,488 **
Housing = $2,295
Insurance = $167Total Fees = $8,250
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
Meals not included in program fee = $800
International Airfare = $1,700 †
Local Transportation = $100
Books & Supplies = $100
Personal expenses = $900
Other = $150 ††Total Estimated Costs = $3,750
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.
This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.
Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
† Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
†† Covid Test to enter the US
*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.
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