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Japanese Culture and Language Program at Keiwa College



Keiwa College hosts students every summer for an intensive two-week program that Japanese Culture and Language (JCLP). Beside Japanese language lessons, participants have numerous opportunities to interact with Japanese students and local people through a wide range of cross-cultural activities. Participants will enjoy a well-rounded cultural experience in a remote part of Japan that most tourists never get to see. If you compare the JCLP to other programs of this type, you will recognize that the JCLP offers a special experience.


2017 Program Information

Date: July 6-July 20, 2017 (14days)
Place: Keiwa College (Shibata-City, Niigata-prefecture, Japan)
Number of Students: Minimum of 8, Maximum of 15
 1) A non-Japanese person who is strongly interested in Japanese Culture and language.
 2) Aged 18 or older, preferably a student. If not, please consult with us.
 3) No Serious physical or mental health problems that may interfere with participating in the program.
 4) All levels of Japanese ability are accepted. It is desirable that you have a good command of English.
 5) Any experience living abroad or in Japan is accepted.
 6) Students of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds are warmly welcomed.
Cost: 130,000yen (includes room, tuition, field trips, texts, and other materials)
To apply: Click on the link below to download a printable form. Clearly type or print your answer to each question in the form in English or Japanese. Then email, fax, or post it to Keiwa College.
Submission Deadline: April 28, 2017
Notification of Admission: It will be sent by email to you by May 12, 2017
Payment Deadline: May 19, 2017

▶ Program Infomation
▶ How to Apply for the JCLP


Our Program in a Nutshell

1. Japanese Culture and language classes, as well as field trips with bilingual speakers of Japanese and English. It is not necessary to be fluent in Japanese to get the most out of the entire programs.
2. A location in a part of Japan with clean air and pleasant, safe surroundings that are off tourist track. Rural Niigata retains the traditional charm that has been lost in Japan’s major urban areas.
3. Active involvement in college campus life (club, sports, karaoke, after-class activities, or just hanging out with Japanese students) at a small, friendly Japanese university. The program is designed to bring JCLP students into contact with Keiwa College students.
4. Housing in a hotel located close to Niigata Station: A room is conveniently equipped with a microwave and a refrigerator. Charged wifi is available.
5. On Keiwa Campus, you will receive a Keiwa College wifi access code so you can use wifi. Your hotel, however, will not supply free wifi. If you like to use internet off campus, it would be a good idea to have a rental mobile wifi. These are available at an airport in your country.
6. Low number of participants (maximum 15). All of the JCLP students get to know each other and enjoy activities as a group.
7. Weekend homestay with Japanese family. There is no better way to deepen the experience of living in Japan.
8. Professional staff: Study with trained Japanese Language teacher and enjoy presentations made by college professors and others with expertise in their fields.
9. Reasonable fees (please compare). The total cost of 130,000 yen comes to a little more than 8,600 yen a day, including room, tuition, housing, field trips, meals during field trips, texts, and other materials.

Contact us

Keiwa College
1270 Tomizuka Shibata City
Niigata Pref. 957-8585

By e-mail:
By telephone: (81)254-26-3636
By fax: (81)254-26-3646