NEWS & EVENTS

NEWS & EVENTS

Kumamoto University 2019 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.

 

This program will be conducted in English.

 

Dates

Wednesday, July 17 – Friday, July 26 2019 (10 Days)

 

Location

Kumamoto University, with educational excursions around Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

 

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

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

・Have or will obtain travel insurance before departing for Japan

*Please note a minimum of 20 students are required to implement the program.  Program capacity is limited to 90 students.

 

Contents

The following schedule is tentative and subject to change.

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

 

 

Day

Time

Content

1

AM

Arrive in Japan, have dinner with Japanese students

2

AM

Orientation

PM

Lectures, Welcome Party

3

AM

Lectures

PM

Cultural Experience: Yukata Wearing and Tea Ceremony

4

All Day

Study Trip to Volcanic Mt. Aso

5

All Day

Free Time (Students may participate in a home visit if they wish)

6

AM

Lectures

PM

Japanese Cultural Experience

7

All Day

Study Trip to Minamata

8

AM

Lectures

PM

Japanese Cultural Experience, Presentations

9

AM

Study Trip to Kumamoto Castle

PM

Closing Ceremony, Farewell Party

10

All Day

Return Home

 

2018 Summer Program Participant Comments

  • ”I have made friends with many foreign students and Japanese student, and had a special experience here.”
  • “Thanks to this program, I was able to have such a special experience. Japanese culture really impressed me.”

 

  • “I am thankful for this program. I learned many new things and enjoyed every moment spent here. I surely want to stay for longer over here and I will never ever forget such a great feeling provided by the people of Japan and Kumamoto University”

 

Program Fee

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 by Friday, May 31 2019.  Cancellations after this date are subject to cancellation fees. Students who do not make the transfer by the required deadline will not be accepted to the program.

 

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:

 

  • Only students from the following countries are eligible to apply: Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Nepal, Cambodia
  • Students must have a GPA greater than or equal to 2.3
  • 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 GPA scores of applying students.

 

Application

To apply, first indicate your intention to the international office of your university, and then submit the application form located at the following link:

 

https://www.c3.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/app/contact/i24897a2

 

Application Deadline: Friday May 10, 2019

 

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