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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 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).

The application deadline for summer 2024 has passed. Students can apply for summer 2025.

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.

To Apply:

1) Make an appointment to meet with the study abroad advisor for this program, Myles Chalue - choose date and time
2) Start an application in the Compass

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

RIT students only