To qualify for admission, an applicant must (1) demonstrate a clear intent to pursue a professional or academic career requiring the use of Japanese; and (2) have successfully completed two or more years of college-level instruction. In terms of actual language proficiency, successful applicants are expected to have a solid foundation in the fundamental structures of Japanese, to have mastered both kana syllabaries, and to be able to read and write approximately 500 to 700 kanji. Admissions to the Inter-University Center are made without regard to gender, age, race, color, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnic origin.
Students are selected for admission by the Center Summer Program Selection Committee based on the following considerations:
Please note that enrollment in the Center Summer Program is limited and it may not be possible to admit all qualified applicants.
Tuition for the summer program is . Students currently enrolled in a degree granting program and/or recently graduated from an IUC member institution during the - academic year will receive a partial tuition remission of to attend the summer program. Fees include all textbooks and other instructional materials. Attendance fees do not include living or housing expenses, or travel to Japan.
Please be aware that housing arrangements are the personal responsibility of each student. Information about how to locate and reserve these apartments is provided upon request upon acceptance to the program.
The IUC retains the right to cancel or modify the program at any time, for reasons that may include, but are not limited to, natural disasters, emergencies, or health and safety considerations. Program modifications shall not alter the student's obligation to pay tuition.
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