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 of Japanese culture and society. You'll participate in cultural programs, field trips, develop projects, attend lectures, and participate in daily classroom activities.
- Tuition and housing costs are covered by a study abroad scholarship.
- Earn 8 credits, taking Japanese language and culture classes.
- Experience Japanese culture and society.
- Study with students from other U.S. universities and get to know local Japanese students through many activities.
- All levels of Japanese language may apply (preference given to intermediate and above language skills).
Program Term: Summer
Program Dates: June 9 - July 20, 2024
- Japanese Language I, II, or III (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 trips and tours. Various activities are offered to meet people and to find out the ways of life in Japan.
Application deadline: November 18, 2023
The application requires an essay and a letter of recommendation. Space in this program is limited.
Program Cost: A student budget worksheet that outlines the costs of the summer 2024 program is available below. Students can take a copy of the budget to a meeting with RIT financial aid to determine how their aid may apply toward program costs.
COVID-19 & Study Abroad
The RIT Education Abroad office is constantly monitoring how COVID-19 is affecting international travel, with student safety as our top priority. While RIT no longer requires students to be vaccinated, we highly encourage study abroad participants to stay up-to-date with immunizations, boosters, and social distancing polices. In fact, study abroad partners and vendors, travel providers, and foreign governments may have different requirements, and it is the students' responsibility to understand and adhere to all requirements and guidelines.
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