Below is a list of summer Japanese language programs, most of which are based in Japan and generally require previous formal language training for acceptance. These summer intensive language programs are not UHM programs, students must apply directly to the programs. Students will not earn UHM Japanese language credits and will not qualify for UHM financial aid (i.e., guaranteed student loans) unless they have their programs approved through the Study Abroad Office (Moore 115) as Independent, Self-designed Study Abroad Programs. For information and deadlines, please see the Study Abroad Office.
For year-long language study programs, please see the exchange and language programs on the Study in Japan page. The University of Hawaii also has language courses throughout the year for all skill levels (see Courses page), and the UH Outreach College also runs language courses in the summer in its Summer Sessions program. Those looking for a program of study in Japanese language should consult the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.
All deadlines and program periods listed are tentative, and are subject to change. Please contact the appropriate program for exact dates for each year of application.
Hokkaido International Foundation
Office of the Japanese Program
14-1 Motomachi, Hakodate
Hokkaido, 040-0054 Japan
Tel: (0138) 22-0770
Fax: (0138) 22-0660
8-Week Session June-August
(Intermediate through advanced levels)
Application deadline: late February
Application, tuition and homestay fees: $4250
Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies
Pacifico Yokohama, 5F
1-1-1 Minato Mirai
Nishi-ku Yokohama, Japan 220-0012
Tel: (045) 223-2002
Fax: (045) 223-2060
6-Week Session June-July
Application deadline: March 15
Tuition: $3500 (subject to change)
Students must find their own housing.
International Christian University
Office of the Summer Courses in Japanese
Research Center for Japanese Language Education
3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka
Tokyo 181-8585 Japan
Tel: (0422) 33-3501
Fax: (0422) 33-3631
6-Week Session July-August
Application deadline: early March
Application fee: ¥10,000, Tuition: ¥210,000.
Housing choices: dorm (¥84,000), homestay (¥100,000)
Middlebury College Language Schools
Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury, VT 05753
Tel: (802) 443-5510