[Keio Summer Program 2020] Overview

Keio University welcomes students from around the world to its quarter-long Summer Program for academic and cultural learning opportunities in Japan—live in Tokyo, study alongside Keio students, and experience all that Japan has to offer this summer!                  
  • A two-month program (late May - late July, 2020) to study and experience life in Japan 
  • Offers opportunities to take Keio‘s credit-bearing courses during its second academic quarter
  • Suitable for undergraduate students                                                                     

Eligibility

Applicants must be currently enrolled* as full-time students in an undergraduate (bachelor’s level) program at a university outside of Japan and must not be currently studying in Japan. Participants must be fluent in English. No Japanese proficiency is required as all lectures are conducted in English.   (*at the time of application)


Applicants must have completed at least one (1) full-year of studies at their home institutions prior to participating in the Program.

 

English Requirements

TOEFL/PBT: 550, TOEFL/iBT: 79, IELTS: 6.0 or above

Minimum GPA Requirement

2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

Duration

Late May - late July, 2020

Location

Mita Campus (Tokyo, Japan)

Applications Open:

February 4

*Deadline for online registration: February 20
*Deadline for submission of application documents: February 25
Application Procedure
Please refer to the web page below for details:
http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/short/summer_program/application.html

Program Fee

260,500 JPY
*Accommodation not icluded

*An additional fee of around 7,000 JPY will be charged by a company handling those payments.

Postage and Handling Charges for visa application documents
* if applicable

3,500 JPY

Accommodation

Dormitory rooms are not available. Students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation.

Courses:

*Subject to change
*Courses listed below will limit the number of students. All the students wishing to register for these courses must attend the first class and obtain permission from the instructor. Registration without permission will be deleted. 
  "JAPANESE BUDDHISM AND SOCIAL SUFFERING" 
  "SURVIVAL JAPANESE" 
  "BUSINESS JAPANESE" 
 
*Students are required to take a minimum of 4 courses. (*up to 8 courses maximum)
*2 credits per course
*1 credit per Japanese language course
 

<Arts>
ARTS ART WORKSHOP DISCOVERING ARTS AND CULTURE IN JAPAN

<Business & Economy>
ENTREPRENEURSHIP & SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN JAPAN

<Culture & Cross-cultural Understanding>
OTAKU CULTURE IN JAPAN AND ITS TRANSNATIONAL RELATION
- SEEING JAPANESE CULTURE AND SOCIETY FROM A QUALITATIVE PERSPECTIVE
DEEP CULTURE DIFFERENCE UNDERSTANDING JAPAN THROUGH CROSS-CULTURAL COMPARISON

<History>
JAPAN'S POSTWAR RESURGENCE

<Law>
JAPAN'S TRADE LAW AND POLICY
- THE SUPREME COURT OF JAPAN STRUCTURE, FUNCTION, CASE LAW

 

<Politics, Diplomacy & International Exchange>
SINO-JAPANESE RELATIONS IN PERSPECTIVE
- DEVELOPMENT POLICIES AND PROJECTS FOR CHANGE IN ASIA
FRENCH AND EUROPEAN POLICIES IN ASIA SINCE WWII

 

<Religion & Thought>
- JAPANESE BUDDHISM AND SOCIAL SUFFERING

 

<Social Issues>
- MINORITIES IN JAPANESE EDUCATION
EDUCATION IN EAST ASIAN SOCIETIES
 

<Japanese Language> *1 credit per course

- SURVIVAL JAPANESE: INTRODUCTION TO THE JAPANESE LAGUAGE
- BUSINESS JAPANESE: INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE FOR BUSINESS AND WORK

**Prerequisite: JLPT level N3 or above
 

*Descriptions for courses offered in 2018 and 2019

 Summer 2018 Course Descriptions

 Summer 2019 Course Descriptions

Contact

International Center, Keio University
ic-short-program@adst.keio.ac.jp