Summer program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies

If you’re interested in an advanced summer language program, the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies is one of the very best of its kind. Located in beautiful Yokohama (a five minute walk from the buildings in this photograph!), I can say from experience that the program is tremendously helpful and the professors are wonderful. Be sure to check it out! Deadline to apply is March 15.


Photo by Agustin Rafael Reyes

The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC) is pleased to announce the thirteenth year of our summer program in Advanced Japanese.

The 2011 summer program begins June 23 and ends on August 5.  The six-week program totals 140 contact hours.  The IUC intensive program of study is aimed at both undergraduate and graduate students and is designed to provide intermediate and advanced level training in spoken Japanese and reading comprehension.

The morning sessions are focused on advanced spoken Japanese while afternoon sessions are devoted to conversation, field trip classes, and kanji.  Three times weekly, students engage in discussion based on a variety of topics during a one hour conversation class designed to improve fluency through free discussion.  Morning classes meet five days a week, afternoon classes meet four days a week and one afternoon is devoted to a field trip class.  Class size is limited to eight students or less.

Tuition for the 2011 summer program is $4,800 (US).  A student officially enrolled at an IUC consortium institution during the 2009-10 or 2010-11 academic year will receive a partial tuition remission of $600 (US) to attend the 2011 summer program. Fees include instruction, all textbooks or instructional materials, and field trip transportation costs.  The program should be eligible for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) summer language support.

The application deadline is March 15, 2011.

For further information about the IUC Summer Program in Advanced Japanese, please visit

Indra Levy
Executive Director, IUC
Stanford University

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