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KIT (Kanazawa Institute of Technology) Summer Program in Japanese is a five-week summer fellowship program designed to give participants a rich experience in improving Japanese communication skills and understanding Japanese culture and society. Students participate in cultural programs, field trips and develop projects, in addition to attending lectures and participating in daily classroom activities.

Students are enrolled in a total of 4 credit hours of language courses and in 4 credit hours for the cultural course for a total of 8 credits. This program is limited to 5 students and tuition and housing is covered by a study abroad fellowship. 

All levels of Japanese language may apply (preference given to intermediate and above Japanese speakers).

A successful KIT applicant has a GPA of 3.0 or higher, Japanese language grades of B or above, is in their sophomore year or higher, and has a strong essay and letter of recommendation.

Program Dates: Mid June to Late July


  • Japanese Language I or II (4 credits)

These courses offer lessons in Japanese conversation, reading, and writing in two levels. The focus of study is the application of the already-acquired knowledge in Japanese to real situations.

  • Japanese Studies Seminar (4 credits)

Participants learn about Japanese culture and society, which is reflected in the Japanese language, through lectures, discussions and a variety of off-campus field trip and tours. Various activities in relation to this course will be offered to meet people and to find out the ways of life in Japan.

Application deadline for summer 2021 program has been reached. Accepting applications for summer 2022.

Please note that this application requires and essay and one letter of recommendation. More details are available in the Compass application.

Program Cost: A student budget worksheet that outlines the costs of the summer 2021 program is available here.

Program Flyer - KIT Summer Japanese Language Program (2021 program)

To Apply:

1) Make an appointment with study abroad advisor, Maureen Shannon ( or 585-475-4466)
2) Start an application in the Compass

Please Note: Study abroad programs and all international travel by students for the 2020-2021 academic year are suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for fall 2021 travel programs will remain open as we monitor the situation. COVID and study abroad FAQs.

Language of Instruction: 
Japanese, English
Course Discipline: 
Japanese Language
Open To: 

RIT students only