南山大学

 

Summer Japanese Program

The Center for Japanese Studies at Nanzan University, renowned as a leader in the field of Japanese language education for more than 40 years, is now offering an intensive summer program of the same quality as its rigorous regular Japanese program. From 2018 we will expand our summer program to accommodate more students for longer periods – up to eight weeks! If you really want to learn Japanese, join our new summer program. We aim to offer places for approximately 70 students. You can choose from the following three courses!

Course A (90 min. × 8 times/week × 8 weeks)

8 weeks (152 hours) of intensive Japanese at 6 levels (from real beginners to pre-advanced ), including a required 24 hours of conversation practice at the Japan Plaza (with Japanese TAs) or at the Multi-cultural Exchange Lounge, STELLA (with Japanese Buddies).

Course B (90 min. × 8 times/week × 4 weeks)

4 weeks (76 hours) of intensive Japanese at 2 levels (from high-intermediate to pre-advanced ), including a required 12 hours of conversation practice at the Japan Plaza (with Japanese TAs) or at the Multi-cultural Exchange Lounge, STELLA (with Japanese Buddies).

Course C (90 min. × 8 times/week × 4 weeks)

4 weeks (76 hours) of intensive Japanese at 6 levels (from real beginners to pre-advanced) including a required 12 hours of conversation practice at the Japan Plaza (with Japanese TAs) or at the Multi-cultural Exchange Lounge, STELLA (with Japanese Buddies).

Application Period

February 1 - February 28

Application Procedure

Field Trips

There are field trips in the program that provide students with an opportunity to visit famous cultural spots around Nagoya such as Shirakawa-go and the Toyota Museum, as well as go to events such as the Grand Sumo Tournament.

Interaction with Japanese Students

Japan Plaza

This is a place where only Japanese may be used. You can communicate with Japanese students in their language in this special room. A teaching assistant is also on duty to help you! Japan Plaza is open from 12:45 to 5:45 p.m. on weekdays.

Multi-cultural Exchange Lounge (STELLA) & Coffee Hour

Japanese students plan cultural event for you.

Housing/Accommodation

Students have a choice of staying at Nanzan University’s international student dormitory for Japanese and foreign students, staying with Japanese host families, or arranging their own accommodation. Preferences for housing arrangements will be asked in the online application.

Fees

Course A, Course B (8 weeks)

Tuition: ¥260,000
Housing Fee: Shared apartment dormitory ¥80,000 or Homestay ¥120,000
Handling Fee (student insurance fee included): ¥30,000

Course C (4 weeks)

Tuition: ¥130,000
Housing Fee: Individual dormitory ¥80,000
Handling Fee (student insurance fee included): ¥30,000

Internship

In course B, you can experience internship for 2 weeks after 1 week training in class. The internship is followed up with post training in class. The companies for the internship are as follow:

Daido Metal Co., Ltd.

They are one of the most prominent company well known for automobile bearings maker. They also produce ship engines bearings as well as environmentally friendly bearings.

Globe-Trotter T & E Inc.

Well known for the series of Globe-Trotter guide books, “Chikyu no Arukikata,” they have been a remarkable publisher guiding thousands of globe-trotters toward all around the world.

Nasic:NATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION CENTER

They have been a strong supporter for university students by arranging accommodations, part-time job and internship for them.

Voice of a participant

The Nanzan Summer Program has truly been the experience of a lifetime. I am honestly amazed by how much my Japanese has improved in such a short period. The Japanese language course is full of fun and interesting ways to learn. At Nanzan, you won’t just be reading from a textbook, but rather you will be engaging in thought-provoking and adventurous activities that send you out into Japan. In addition, I was able to take a Japanese tea ceremony and wood block class, both of which I highly recommend to any student. I was able to eat Japanese sweets and drink tea, all the while learning about traditional Japanese culture. The staff at Nanzan are incredibly kind and understanding people, and they truly want you to have a wonderful experience. Overall, I will never forget my time here at Nanzan and I am eternally grateful to this program for vastly widening my language abilities and expanding my cultural horizon.