Tokyo, Japan

Summer Japanese Studies

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Information for term Summer Japanese Studies

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jun 1 – Jul 11, 2021 (6 weeks)*
  • Credit: 6 semester hours / 9 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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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.

Unique experiences

  • 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.

  • Discover Japan

    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 Earth

    13.6
  • square miles of total land space in Japan

    142,00

Location & Culture

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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.

The Culture

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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Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    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.

  • MEALS

    Tokyo boasts an amazing array of restaurants and eateries to satisfy any palates and diets. Students are responsible for their own meals.

Tokyo, Japan

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE STUDY CENTER

    TOKYO

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

Academics

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Academics

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.

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Program Requirements

2 CIEE elective courses

Program Credit

Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours

Academic Culture

Courses are designed and delivered by CIEE. Participation is important. Students should wait until the program ends to travel extensively.

Class Format

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.

Grading

Assessment is based on exams, quizzes, presentations, and papers. Students are given letter grades of A-F.

Language of Instruction

English and Japanese

Courses

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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.

Scholarships

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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
  • MSI 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.

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Dates & Fees

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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.

 

Program

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Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer 2021 6 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jun 1, 2021* Jul 11, 2021*

*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, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

Get Started

Here's what you need to do to take the next steps:
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    START AN APPLICATION
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    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

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    Contact Us

    Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.