Sophia University's short-term intensive program, Summer Session for Japanese Language (and Culture, modified in 2015), started in June 2013. This six-week Summer Session is designed for students who are willing to work hard to improve their Japanese language ability through a remarkably intensive program organized in Japan. Different proficiency levels of classes are offered and students study Japanese in an international environment in the heart of Tokyo.
- Four Weeks
- June 4th to June 29th
- July 2nd to July 27th
Credits and Transcripts:
- Japanese Language Course
- Students will be placed in classes of four different proficiency levels based on their placement test results they take on the orientation day. The number of proficiency levels may change depending on the number of participants and their test results.
- Intensive Japanese 1 (100 level = beginner)
- Intensive Japanese 2 (100 level = intermediate)
- Intensive Japanese 3 (200 level = advanced-intermediate)
- Intensive Japanese 4 (200 level = advanced)
Japanese Language Course and Japanese Language and Culture:
- On successful completion, participants will receive 2 credits for each course, 4 credits maximum, and an official transcript will be provided to all the participants
210,000 yen ($1,840.86 USD)
Japanese Language Course:
190,000 yen ($1,665.54 USD)
Sophia's school dorm is not available to short-term program participants. However, some apartments and hotel rooms located near Yotsuya campus are available to the participants for student discount prices. You will see the details on the online application form. If you prefer to arrange your own accommodation, refer to the accommodation list below for the information of accommodations where the past participants stayed. This program is going to be held at Yotsuya campus.
Other expenses should be prepared as necessary cost for textbooks, train fare, meals, medicines, etc.
We strongly recommend that students purchase travel insurance through their home institution or an insurance company before their arrival to Japan so that any medical expenses will be covered on the way to/from Japan and while in Japan. No insurance is provided by Sophia University or the Japanese government for short-term visitors to Japan.
All the participants will take the Japanese placement test on the first day of the program and be divided into four classes depending on their skills. After the first day of the class, you can move to another level of the Japanese class with agreement between you and your teacher.