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  • Locations: Online/Virtual, no specified country
  • Program Terms: Summer (online)
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Japan Center for Michigan Universities 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Online / Virtual Areas of Study: Intensive Japanese Language
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Minimum GPA: 2.7
Minimum Language Requirement: None
Program Description:


Length: 14 weeks (May 10, 2021 - August 13, 2021)
Class Sessions: Monday - Friday, 7:00 PM - 8:50 PM (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time; UTC−04:00) followed by individual conference time with instructors; Additional coursework and activities to be completed as assigned outside of class hours.
Credits: 10
Location: Online
Eligibility: Minimum 2.7 GPA, open to students of all majors
Program fee: $5,000


Learn an entire year's worth of college-level Japanese in one summer! This program, offered entirely online, features:
  • 10 credits of intensive Japanese language study offered at levels 1 (elementary), 2 (lower intermediate), and 3 (intermediate). No prior language study is required for level 1! Visit our website for more details on JCMU Japanese language courses.
  • Synchronous video instruction sessions 5 days a week (Monday – Friday) followed by individual conference time with an instructor.
    • Daily instruction and assigned coursework will address listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students apply to their desired level and a placement assessment will be conducted during the post-acceptance phase. 
  • Opportunities for language exchange with students in Japan.
  • Virtual fieldtrips to various sites in and around Shiga, Japan and activities for students to enjoy at their own pace.
    • Visits to Hikone Castle, the Lake Biwa Museum, local shrines or temples, a Japanese school, restaurants, and others.
    • Activities will include calligraphy, guided tutorials on Zazen sitting meditation, how to use the Japanese railway system, and more.
  • Each student will receive a parcel in the mail prior to the program start date filled with materials necessary for participation, Shiga products, and fun and informative items.


  • Melville Endowed Scholarship - $1,100 (3.0 GPA or higher)
  • JBSD Foundation Scholarship - $2,500 (3.0 GPA or higher)
JCMU will contact eligible students with instructions on how to apply during the post-acceptance process.

All students who complete the program will be eligible for a JCMU Returnee Scholarship toward the cost of a future JCMU study abroad program.


Want to learn what past students have said about their time studying with JCMU?  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!

This program is currently not accepting applications.