SWU Intensive Japanese Language Program - Program Details

General Information Institution Showa Women's University
Program A/B Status: Cycle 1 Closed
Program A/B Status: Cycle 2 Closed
Timeline Study Abroad Year 2024
Semester Fall
Program Information Program Name SWU Intensive Japanese Language Program
Program Type Program A
Program Description This program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who are currently studying outside Japan and wish to improve their Japanese language skills. Besides studying in classes, students also have chances to immerse themselves in language experiences through off-campus activities interacting with Japanese students. The program offers 5 Japanese language courses specially designed for semester non-degree students. Students may also take up to 2 liberal arts courses of their choice, either in English or Japanese, depending on their language level. *Note: Due to limitations on class size and required Japanese proficiency level, students may not be able to enroll in all the courses they choose. The program is offered in both the fall and spring semesters (15 weeks each). Students who have sufficient Japanese proficiency by the end of the Intensive Japanese Language Program is eligible to register for the “SWU Academic Program” in the following semester.
Contact Information Natsuki Ishizuka, inb-prcd@swu.ac.jp
Teaching Language Japanese
Degree Level Undergraduate or Graduate
Exchange Duration
Language Proficiency Requirements Accept Native English N/A
English Language Requirements: None
Other English Language Requirements Must have studied basic Japanese (JLPT N3 level recommended).
Other Language Requirements None
Academic Field Liberal Arts and Sciences
Facilities and Resources Students have a choice of applying for university accommodation. (Accommodation details and cost can be found at: https://cie.swu.ac.jp/english/prospective/support_fornon/)
Scholarships Available: Yes
Scholarship Information "Hirao Scholarship" is available for students from South East Asia countries. 1 person per semester is selected. More details can be found at: https://cie.swu.ac.jp/english/prospective/exchange/#d
Program Fees (All values are in USD) Tuition or Program Fee $3000.00
Average Housing Cost $600.00 average per month.
Local Transportation $100.00 average per month. This can include cost of buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation.
Other Program Fees $0.00 excluding tuition. These may include activity, lab/materials, or other fees.
Cost of Living $500.00 average per month. This can include meals, pocket money, and entertainment.
Medical Insurance $20.00 per month.
Visa $0.00
Additional Program Information Applicants should refer to the website below before applying. After application via UMAP/USCO, applicants are asked to proceed to submit application through SWU web application system as well.
Supplementary Links Showa Women's University CIE website Link
Program A/B Information Additional Information N/A
Required GPA N/A
Program Schedules 1st Semester Start Date: 01/Oct/2023
1st Semester End Date: 07/Feb/2025
2nd Semester Dates: 01/Apr/2025
2nd Semester End Date: 31/Jul/2025
Credit Transfer Yes, 2 credits per course
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