Summer Courses in Japanese (SCJ) at International Christian University (ICU) is an intensive six-week program. SCJ aims to provide a stimulating environment in which university/college students may increase their understanding of the Japanese language and culture.
Students enroll in Japanese courses at the appropriate level.
SEAS students may also take courses English. Columbia College and SEAS students have different summer transfer credit rules, especially for courses taught in English. Students interested in this program should review summer transfer credit eligibility to help determine which courses offered on the summer program will be eligible for transfer credit.
The aim of the culture program is to provide a diverse set of cultural contexts from which participating students can develop their understanding of the language, culture and people of Japan. The culture program includes both on-campus and off-campus activities, such as a tea ceremony, zen mediation, and the National Kabuki Theater. All culture program activities are scheduled in the afternoon. ICU’s on-campus dormitory is a three story shared-living coeducational dormitory consisting of common living and dining areas and separate living pods, each with twin rooms.
Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.
Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites. Note the program language requirements.
To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:
- To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved by the OGP on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
- To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.