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Japan: Hokuriku University Summer Intensive Language Program




Hokuriku University, a private university of 4,000 students in the traditional Japanese city of Kanazawa, offers a three-week summer Japanese language and culture course. 

Highlights of this program include weekend excursions to historical and cultural sights as well as the chance to participate in traditional Japanese activities such as the tea ceremony, flower arranging, and seal engraving.

Program dates 

July 3 - July 29, 2019

Eligibility and selection process

The curriculum of this program is geared towards students who have a beginner's level of Japanese proficiency who have already mastered basic reading, writing and speaking skills. This program is open to undergraduate students with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and who have completed JPN 1120 (formerly JPN 113) or the equivalent by the time the program begins. 

Admission will be based upon academic record, statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation. 

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy.

This program does not accept non-Ohio University students.

Application deadline   


Living Arrangements

Students will stay in a university dormitory throughout the program. They will also have the opportunity to stay with a Japanese family during a homestay weekend. Breakfast, dinner, and some lunches are provided by the program.

Courses & Credits 

Students will earn four hours of transfer credit (JPN 3990, formerly JPN 399). Because the program is shorter than an Ohio University semester, Hokuriku program credit cannot be substituted for any Japanese course required in Ohio University’s 1000 or 2000-level sequence. 

Students accepted to the Hokuriku Program are also required to register for a two-credit orientation course during the spring semester preceding the program.


Undergraduate Summer 2019

Find out about scholarships, using your financial aid and more for this program.

Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.

Additional Information on Japan

To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the  CIA World Factbook

Health and safety 

Ohio University Office of Education Abroad suggests you follow the  recommendations  of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

Refer to the  State Department site  for information related to safety and security at this destination.

Also refer to  International SOS  for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership IS: 11BCAS000010.

Requesting accommodation for disabilities

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the  Office of Student Accessibility Services  to schedule an appointment to complete an  Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

Entry and exit requirements

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year,  apply for your passport  now. 

Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country.  Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found  here.  US citizens will not need a visa or other special documents to enter Japan for up to 90 days. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program.  Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's  Visa Information Page.     

Information for NON-US citizens can be found  here.      

For more information contact:

Chris Thompson
Program Director 
Department of Linguistics 
Gordy Hall 351






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