Kumamoto University Summer Program 2018

Kumamoto University

2018 Summer Program

 

The Summer Program offered by the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies at Kumamoto University provides international students who have an interest in studying abroad in Japan with a chance to experience life as an international student at Kumamoto University.

 

The Summer Program offers two courses to participants: an English Course (conducted in English) and a Japanese Course (conducted in Japanese).

 

Dates

English Course: Wednesday, July 18 – Friday, July 27 2018 (10 days)

Japanese Course: Tuesday, July 31 – Thursday, August 9 2018 (10 days)

 

Place

Kumamoto University, with educational excursions around Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

 

Theme

Each course of the Summer Program has its own study theme. For the English Course, the theme is “Environment and Sustainable Energy.”  For the Japanese Course, the theme is “Japanese Language and Culture”

 

Eligibility

Participation in this program is open to students who:

・are undergraduate students studying at universities with which Kumamoto University has agreement for academic or student exchange

・have English language proficiency equal to or greater than IELTS level 5 (English Course only)

・have Japanese language proficiency equal to or greater than JLPT N3 (Japanese Course only)

・have not previously participated in any of Kumamoto University’s Summer or Spring Programs

*Please note that participation in this program is limited to 45 students. If we receive more than 45 applications for the program, a selection will be held based on the recommendation of your home university.

 

Contents

The following are tentative schedules for each course of the Summer Program. Please note that the contents are subject to change.

※ A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to all students who successfully complete the contents of the program.

 

English Course:

Day

Time

Content

1

AM

Arrive in Japan, have dinner with Japanese students

2

AM

Orientation

PM

Classes ① and ②

Welcome Party

3

AM

Classes ③ and ④

PM

Cultural Experience: Making Traditional Japanese Sweets

4

All Day

Study Trip to Volcanic Mt. Aso

5

All Day

Kumamoto City Exploration (Free Time)

6

AM

Classes ⑤ and ⑥

PM

Study Trip to Reigando and Shimada Sword Museum

7

AM

Cultural Experience: Japanese Calligraphy

PM

Presentations with local high school students

8

AM

Classes ⑦ and ⑧

PM

Interaction with Kumamoto University Global Leader Course Students

9

AM

Study Trip to Kumamoto Castle

PM

Closing Ceremony

Farewell Party

10

All Day

Return Home

 

Japanese Course:

Day

Time

Content

1

PM

Arrive in Kumamoto, eat dinner with Japanese students

2

AM

Orientation

PM

Japanese Classes, Welcome Party

3

AM

Japanese Classes

PM

Cultural Experience: Kimono and Tea Ceremony

4

AM

Japanese Classes

PM

Interaction with Global Leader Course Students

5

All Day

Kumamoto University Summer Festa

6

All Day

Study Trip to volcanic Mt. Aso

7

AM

Japanese Classes

PM

Study Trip: Kumamoto Castle

8

All Day

Study Trip: Historoic Yamaga Town (traditional dance and onsen)

9

AM

Japanese Class

PM

Group Presentations, Closing Ceremony, Farewell Party

10

All Day

Return Home

 

2017 Participant Comments

  • “I learned a lot about Japanese culture and got to see more of how real Japanese people are.”

 

  • “I’m really happy that I’ve chosen this program, and I’ve learnt and seen a lot of things that I can only see in Japan.”

 

  • “I’ve learned more about Japan and Japanese culture. And importantly, I’ve learned more about my international friends’ cultures and also their languages.”

 

 

Program Fee

English Course: 100,000 Japanese Yen

Japanese Course: 100,000 Japanese Yen

○ includes accommodation, class fees, field trip fees, and breakfast.

× Does not include the cost of transportation to or from Japan, the cost of transportation within Japan, or the cost of meals (other than breakfast) during the program.

 

The program fee must be paid by participating students in advance by bank transfer.

 

Scholarship

Participants in the English Course of the Summer Program may apply for a scholarship of 80,000 Japanese Yen, provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) and Kumamoto University. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must meet the following 3 conditions:

 

  1. Only students from the following countries are eligible to apply: Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Nepal, Cambodia
  2. Students must have a GPA greater than or equal to 2.3
  3. Scholarship recipients may not receive any other scholarships for this program which exceed 80,000 Japanese Yen.

 

Please note that there are a limited number of scholarships available. Scholarships will be awarded based the home university’s recommendation.

 

Language

The English Course will be conducted entirely in English, whereas the Japanese course will be conducted entirely in Japanese.

 

Application

Please request the international office of your university to submit your application by email by May 11, 2018. Please be sure to include a copy of your passport and your academic record (Scholarship applicants only) from your previous year.

 

Visa

An entry visa to Japan is required for students from certain countries. As soon as selection

results are determined, related visa documents will be sent to the responsible persons at your university. Please apply for your visa as soon as possible at the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate.

 

 

Contact

College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies, Kumamoto University

2-40-1, Kurokami, Chuo-ku

Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan

Tel: +81-96-342-2091

Fax: +81-96-342-2130

E-mail: coe@jimu.kumamoto-u.ac.jp

 

Download

  1. Program Flyer
  2. Application

 

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