Japanese Culture Summer Course


Program Description

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.

Important Dates

Program Term: June 30th – July 27th

  • June 30th – Arrival
  • July 1st – Orientation
  • July 2nd – Session starts
  • July 27th – Session ends

Cultural Program

Japanese culture experience opportunities will be offered outside of the course.

Financial Information

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

  1. 2 courses
  2. Housing fee
  3. Airport pickup
  4. Domestic insurance
  5. Field Trip & Culture Program fee

Not include

  1. Airplane tickets
  2. Commuting cost between J. F. Oberlin University and housing
  3. Living expenses and meals
  4. Textbook

Application period

  • Jan 15th – April 16th

Required documents

  • 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."

Last updated Apr 2018

About the School

The Summer Session at J. F. Oberlin University is a four-week intensive program in the suburbs of Tokyo.

The Summer Session at J. F. Oberlin University is a four-week intensive program in the suburbs of Tokyo. Read less