J.F. Oberlin University Summer Session

Introduction

During the summer, J. F. Oberlin University opens its doors even wider to the world

The Summer Session at J. F. Oberlin University is a four-week intensive program in the suburbs of Tokyo. Courses offered in 2018 will be two business, two cultural classes and two Japanese language courses, all of which are developed from courses that are already part of JFOU`s regular curriculum. Each course allows participants to have first-hand experience through not only theoretical study, but also field trips and lectures by guest professionals. Upon completion of each course, participants will be issued an official transcript from J. F. Oberlin University (2credits/course).

  • Reasonable Price
  • Courses offered in English
  • Discussion-based classes
  • Credit-bearing courses
  • No Japanese language requirement

About JFOU

J. F. Oberlin University has nearly 9,000 students, including graduate students and students from overseas.Every year we have about 550 foreign students enrolled at the university. We also have over 140 partners schools in more than twenty countries and regions around the world. Our Japanese students acquire practical experience through a variety of programs, including not only language study and academic exchange programs but also volunteer programs and internship opportunities.The university has established five overseas offices to carry out various activities in international exchange and to support students studying abroad.

Tokyo & Machida area

The special-wards area covers 621 square kilometers and has a population of 9 million. It attracts visitors not only from abroad but also from all over Japan with its concentration of businesses and commercial facilities, well-developed traffic network, and countless cultural establishments and tourist destinations. The offices of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the newly-restored Tokyo Station building and Tokyo Skytree are just a few examples of sightseeing spots full of history and tradition.Continually generating new points of interest, Tokyo is undoubtedly one of the most advanced in the world.

Machida

The coexistence of “old good nature and tradition” and “new culture” is a big charm of the tourist town of Machida.The city feature shopping malls, great food, and various attractions. From Machida, there is an easy connection to central Tokyo.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Summer courses

Asian Business Cases Summer Course

Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 Japan Tokyo

The selected Asian business cases are interdisciplinary and application-oriented, which will help to critically address contemporary-related international management issues to be framed in their historical and geographic ecologies. [+]

Prof. Helen de Haan (Rotterdam Business School) / Prof. Kiyoshi Hori (J. F. Oberlin University)

South-East Asia with more than half of the world population, as the fastest growing market and an ever-increasing share of the world economy, is important to be studied. The selected Asian business cases are interdisciplinary and application-oriented, which will help to critically address contemporary-related international management issues to be framed in their historical and geographic ecologies.

Accommodation

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.... [-]


Experiential Activities in Japanese Summer Course

Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 Japan Tokyo

Drawing upon our vast experience in combining language and culture in multi-level classes, this course provides an opportunity to experience Japanese culture first hand with Japanese students. [+]

(Open to students at all proficiency levels)

Drawing upon our vast experience in combining language and culture in multi-level classes, this course provides an opportunity to experience Japanese culture first hand with Japanese students through activities such as playing traditional musical instruments, calligraphy, cooking, visiting JFOU club activities while improving their Japanese language skills. This course is designed to help students improve their language skills through five to six activities focusing on aspects of Japanese culture and society. Each “experiential activity” consists of three phases: “Preparation,” “Experiential Activity” and “Feedback.” Two to three class meetings will be spent on one activity. Typically, one class meeting is allocated to each of the “Preparation” and “Experiential Activity” phases. The preparation involves learning words and expressions as well as learning or reviewing grammatical items to be used in a particular activity. The “experiential activity” is the actual experience. Volunteer students whose native language is Japanese are brought in to work with summer program participants in these class meetings for both language support and authentic interaction in Japanese. After each activity, students write a short report according to their proficiency level. At the end of the course, students will conduct further research on one of the activities (topics) experienced earlier in the course and write a report in Japanese, which should be accompanied by a portfolio. Depending on the number of students, students will give an oral presentation as well.... [-]


Japanese Culture Summer Course

Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 Japan Tokyo

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. [+]

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.

Accommodation

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... [-]


Japanese in Action Summer Course

Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 Japan Tokyo

This action-oriented course makes the most of the short-term study abroad environment by focusing on the situations that students encounter while in Japan. [+]

(Open to students at all proficiency levels)

This action-oriented course makes the most of the short-term study abroad environment by focusing on the situations that students encounter while in Japan. Depending on the level of proficiency, students will either learn basic grammatical structures and vocabulary or reinforce and fully utilize previously studied grammar while expanding vocabulary to accomplish more challenging communicative goals. Interaction with Japanese students is emphasized.In this course, students will learn to use the language to achieve actual communicative goals in Japanese. Examples of the situations that call for the use of various linguistic forms are introducing oneself (e.g., at an international party, to a Japanese family), exchanging useful information on the neighborhood and surrounding towns, getting around & using public transportation, solving communication-related problems, describing cultural artifacts & asking questions, talking about events, inviting someone to outings, talking about customs, manners, cultural differences, one’s hometown, etc. with a Japanese family, and so on.Students with differing degrees of proficiency in Japanese will work toward the achievement of the goals set according to their level, keeping “can-do statements” in mind. Volunteer students whose native language is Japanese are brought in to work with summer program participants for both language support and authentic interaction in Japanese. Students are encouraged to make the most of various resources available on campuses such as a JSL resource center and the Writing Support Center. Final grades will be given based on quizzes, class participation, and homework/assignments. Students’ self-evaluation of the degree to which they... [-]


Japanese Management Style Summer Course

Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 Japan Tokyo

By studying the history and development of Japanese management style, this course provides a broad overview of political, economic, technological, legal and ethical forces that influence international management. [+]

Prof. Helen de Haan (Rotterdam Business School) / Prof. Kiyoshi Hori (J. F. Oberlin University)

By studying the history and development of Japanese management style, this course provides a broad overview of political, economic, technological, legal and ethical forces that influence international management. Students can learn about cultural dimensions and cultural influences on behavior in organizations, therefore be able to understand strategic considerations for organizations operating beyond national borders.

Accommodation

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.... [-]


Japanese Society Summer Course

Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 Japan Tokyo

This course examines Japanese society, culture, and education from the viewpoints of Japan’s internal ethnic diversity in today’s rapidly globalizing and internationalizing world. [+]

Prof. Yoshiko Nozaki (Gakushuin University) / Prof. Hiromitsu Inokuchi(Senshu University)

This course examines Japanese society, culture, and education from the viewpoints of Japan’s internal ethnic diversity in today’s rapidly globalizing and internationalizing world.

Accommodation

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 ... [-]