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  • Locations: Hikone, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Japan Center for Michigan Universities 
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/13/2020
Rolling Admission 06/04/2020 08/08/2020
NOTE: The original application deadline of 2/14/2020 has been extended to allow new applications for consideration on a space-available basis. Applications completed after 2/14/2020 will be reviewed in the order they are received until 3/13/2020 or until the program reaches capacity. To receive optimal consideration, be sure to complete applications as soon as possible.

Please note that your home institution may also have mandatory advising and application procedures you must follow in order to be eligible to participate. Be sure to consult with the office responsible for education abroad / off-campus study at your school in advance of the JCMU application deadline.

Students traveling on passports issued by the U.S., Canada, South Korea, or several other countries with visa exemption arrangements with Japan for short-term stays generally do not need a visa. Students who are traveling on a passport issued by a country that does not have a visa exemption arrangement with Japan will likely need a visa. JCMU will help you acquire the visa as part of our post-acceptance process, but please complete your initial application in a timely manner to allow for sufficient time for visa processing.
Summer 2021 02/12/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Areas of Study: Intensive Japanese Language, Japanese Cultural Studies
Housing Type: Homestay, Residence Hall Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Language Requirement: None
Program Description:


Length: 9 weeks, June-August (see Academic Calendar)
Credits: 10
Location: Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Housing: JCMU Residence Hall or Japanese host family
Eligibility: Minimum 2.5 GPA, open to students of all majors
Program fees: Summer Intensive Language & Culture budget sheet
Tuition discounts: Students attending a JCMU Consortium school pay a discounted rate


Make Japan a part of your academic plan by studying abroad for the summer. While at JCMU, you will immerse yourself completely in Japanese language and culture and learn an entire year's worth of college-level Japanese each semester. There are no language prerequisites, though: we offer beginner level courses all the way through advanced.

You will get the chance to participate in a wide range of classroom activities, including practice with a Japanese student and sitting in on a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Through this, you will find that your ability to utilize Japanese on a day-to-day basis in Hikone will increase exponentially.

You will take the following class while you are on the program:

  • (10 credits) Intensive Japanese language: Daily instruction will address listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Beginner through advanced levels are all offered. Placement is based on exams at the beginning of the program. No prior language study is required!


Want to learn what past students have said about their time in Hikone?  Or do you want to read about what our recent students have been up to? Then visit the Alumni Testimonials and Events sections of the JCMU Official Blog.

Arriving in HikoneSummer classmates!Temple visitsCultural activities ahoy!