Summer Program
Program Dates: June 24, 2021 - Aug 11, 2021

Application Deadline: March 12, 2021, 11:59 pm EST

The morning sessions of the Inter-University Center's summer program are focused on advanced spoken Japanese. The objective is to acquire the ability to express thoughts and opinions naturally, correctly, and appropriately. In addition to written and computer-based text materials, video documentaries and films are also used.

The afternoon sessions are devoted to conversation, field-trip classes, and kanji. Three times weekly, students engage in discussion focused on a variety of topics during a one-hour conversation class. The objective of the class is to improve fluency through free discussion on various topics. Teachers moderate and encourage participation and introduce the use of appropriate expressions. Once a week, a one-hour vocabulary class is held. During this class there is a review of the kanji and vocabulary introduced in the week.

COVID-19: For the safety of our community, all IUC classes are currently online.

Admission

To qualify for admission, an applicant must (1) demonstrate a clear intent to pursue a professional or academic career requiring the use of Japanese; and (2) have successfully completed two to three years of college-level instruction. In terms of actual language proficiency, successful applicants are expected to have a solid foundation in the fundamental structures of Japanese, to have mastered both kana syllabaries, and to be able to read and write approximately 500–700 kanji.

Please read the summer brochure carefully to understand the objectives of the course and the IUC’s expectations of the students. Click here to view the summer brochure.

Note that enrollment in the Center Summer Program is limited and admission is competitive; if there is a large number of applicants, it may not be possible to admit all qualified individuals.

Admission Notes:

1. Admission decisions will be announced by email no later than April 1. Students selected as alternates for admission will be notified whether they will be admitted by May 7. If an alternate has not heard from the Yokohama office by May 7, it will mean that he or she has not been admitted.

2. A signed letter of agreement of attendance must be returned to the Stanford office by April 19.

3. Any admitted applicant who decides not to enroll in the program should immediately notify both the Yokohama office and the Stanford office.

4. After the application period, any questions regarding attendance should be sent to the Yokohama office via email at summer@iucjapan.org.

5. Students who require a visa to enter Japan should contact a Japanese Embassy or Consulate directly. If proof of admission to the IUC is required, please contact the Yokohama office by email.

6. Please be aware that housing arrangements are the personal responsibility of each student. Information about how to locate and reserve housing, including a short list of recommended accommodations, is provided by the Yokohama office in mid-May to all successful applicants who have agreed to attend.

Tuition Fees

Tuition for the 2021 summer program is US $5,000. Students currently enrolled in a degree granting program at an IUC member institution or who graduated from a member institution during the 2020–21 academic year will receive a guaranteed tuition scholarship of $600 to attend the Inter-University Center Summer 2021 program. Fees are subject to change.

Note: IUC scholarships other than that noted above are not available for the summer program.

Application Instructions and Forms

How to Apply
The 2021 application period will open December 11, 2020.
The application deadline is March 12, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST


Interfolio
Applications will only be accepted via our Interfolio.com online application portal.

No email or paper submissions will be accepted. Only completed applications including the application fee payment will be considered.


Application Fee
The application fee is $80.
Pay online at iucjapanstore.stanford.edu.


Click here to view all application forms and required forms.

Questions regarding the application process may be addressed to iucjapan@stanford.edu

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