The Ritsumeikan Summer Japanese Program (RSJP) is designed for undergraduate or graduate students with minimal to advanced knowledge of the Japanese language and aims at providing a comprehensive introduction to Japanese language and culture.
The program is held in the ancient city of Kyoto, known for its traditional festivals such as “Gion Matsuri,” one of the largest and most famous in Japan. It is home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, of which the famous Ryoanji Temple and Golden Pavilion are located within walking distance of Ritsumeikan. At the same time as being an ancient city with a rich cultural heritage, the city of Kyoto is also progressive and modern. The old and the new aspects of Kyoto co-exist in perfect harmony which provides program participants a unique learning environment for short-term intensive language study and the opportunity to experience cultural exchange and exploration.
The curriculum is available online. Check out Ritsumeikan University's website for more information!
Ritsumeikan University Faculty
5 hours of various Japanese credit
Successful completion with a "C" or better in previous language course; none for beginners though students are encouraged to study hiragana and katakana prior to the program start
Program Price Includes
Tuition, housing, program-sponsored excursions, and international health insurance
Program Price DOES NOT Include
UM Study Abroad Application Fee, airfare, meals, personal spending money, passport and visa fees
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** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.