Prof. Yuko Kawanishi (J. F. Oberlin University)
This course aims first to enable students to learn the basic perspectives and methodologies of Culture Studies in social science, and then to apply them to the understanding of contemporary Japanese cultural scenes. Students’ active participation in class discussions and critical thinking is essential.
Twin size accommodation is available for the Summer Session participants. All housings are located in the vicinity of the school and are convenient for commuting. All housing is equipped with bedding, furniture(desk, chair, table), shower unit, toilet, microwave, TV, and internet connection.
Program Term: June 30th – July 27th
June 30th – Arrival
July 1st – Orientation
July 2nd – Session starts
July 27th – Session ends
Japanese culture experience opportunities will be offered outside of the course.
Program fee: JPY 360,000
The JFOU Fellowship (JPY 20,000) is available for participants from JFOU partner schools, including IAUP, APUCEN, and ACUCA.
The fee includes
Field Trip & Culture Program fee
Commuting cost between J. F. Oberlin University and housing
Living expenses and meals
Jan 15th – April 16th
Copy of passport
Completed medical form (You can download a format after Sign Up)
Official transcript from your current school
Voices from Participants
"I really value all the student visitors, discussions, and lectures."
"The teachers are very helpful in and outside of class. They understand each student‛s Japanese proficiency level."
"I like the discussion of this course. I like to go out the class to visit the international company. I had a great experience that I followed this course, so I hope that more students go to this course next year."
"Visiting Microsoft or other companies will be interesting for other students. I hope that this course will be held next year for Japanese students too."