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Summer Session (Japanese Language and Cultural Studies)

Center for Japanese Language and Culture, Doshisha University offers a short term, two-week-long, program in summer. Participants will learn "Japanese Language" and "Traditional Culture and Life in Kyoto". Japanese language classes will help you to develop comprehensive language skills, and participants will learn the peculiar traditions and culture of Kyoto in “Traditional Culture and Life in Kyoto” classes.
Each class is usually kept to a small group, and the participants will have supporting system by students of Doshisha University and Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, such as helping discussion sessions in Japanese culture classes. Additionally, some events are organized to interact with those students.

Doshisha University Summer Session 2023 (Online)

We are delighted to announce that the Center for Japanese Language and Culture will organize "Doshisha University Summer Session 2023" in July 2023.
The summer session is an online two-week-long program.
Participants will learn "Japanese Language" and "Traditional Culture and Life in Kyoto".
Each class is usually kept to a small group, and the participants will have supporting system by students of Doshisha University and Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, such as helping discussion sessions in Japanese culture classes.
Additionally, some events are organized to interact with those students.
Why don't you have a glance of our studying abroad program?
Looking forward to a lot of application!
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Requirements
  1. A basic level of Japanese proficiency
    (those who can at least read Hiragana, Katakana and give a brief self-introduction in Japanese)
    Those with no previous knowledge of Japanese are not eligible.
  2. High school diploma or above
    Priority will be given to students from Doshisha’s partner institutions in case the number of applicants exceeds the quota.
    Applications from both domestic and overseas are welcomed.

Duration
July 17 (Mon) -28(Fri), 2023
On July 10 (Mon) there will be an orientation, Japanese language placement test and an opportunity to get to know Doshisha students.

Program Fees
50,000 JPY

Capacity
Approximately 35 (Minimum number of participants: 20)

Application Period
April 1(Sat) - April 23(Sun),2023
More details will be announced in March

Application Documents
Photo data of student card or passport
Motivation letter (hand writing)
Letter of consent
ID photo

Details
Flyer_English_Summer2023[PDF 892KB]

Inquiries
Center for Global Education and Japanese Language, Doshisha niversity
ji-nbn@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

Report: “Doshisha Summer Session 2022” (organized by Center for Japanese Language and Culture)

Center for Japanese Language and Culture hosted “Doshisha Summer Session 2022” conducted online for two weeks, from July 18, 2022 to July 29. This online program was held sequentially last year and we had 15 participants this time from Korea and China.

The program was composed of Japanese language classes as well as Japanese culture classes “Traditional Culture and Life in Kyoto”. In order to further the study of Japanese traditional culture, guest lectures were also carried out: “Zazen” by Kameyama Hakuitsu Osho, the chief priest of Kongozan Homan-ji, “Japanese Kimono Culture” by Mr. Takada Hiroshi, the third-generation president of Komonya Takada Katsu, specialist in Komon and “Life in Kyomachiya and the four seasons in Kyoto” by Ms. Tanaka Mineko, owner of Tondaya 13 generation.

For details, please see the Official Website of Doshisha University.
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<Reference> Summer Session 2022

Flyer_English_Summer2022[PDF 1.7MB]

Application Instructions <2022>
Online Application Instructions[PDF 165KB]
1. First Step
Via MS-Forms
2. Second Step
Application documents should be submitted by email attached
*For those who submitted the first step, an email about the second step will be sent to your registered email account.

Second Step Application Documents
Motivation Letter and Letter of Consent (photo data attached)[PDF 211KB]
・Photo data of Student Card or Photo data of Passport