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CLAHS: VT in Japan
Kyoto City, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer Session 2
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer Session 2
Fact Sheet:
Language(s) in which classes are available:
Japanese Max credits offered: 6
Minimum VT Class Status required for admission:
1 Freshman/First Year
Language Experience required for admission:
0 none
Program Type: VT faculty-led
Minimum Cumulative GPA:
Areas of Study: International Studies, Japanese, Literature & Culture College Sponsor: CLAHS
Program Description:
VT in Japan 2016

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vtCollege of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Field of Study

All majors

Program Flyer
VT in Japan Summer 2017 Poster

Additional Information

Virginia Tech course, VT faculty led, VT credit (6 cr.)

Information sessions!

Oct 19th 2:30-3:30 at PAM 1002

Oct 26th 3:30-4:30 at PAM 1002


Summer II (July 8 - August 5, 2017)

CLAHS: VT in Japan

This 4 week program provides instruction in Japanese language and culture. Students who have not studied Japanese as well as more advanced students of Japanese should consider applying. This program includes guided tours of historical sites and festivals, traditional performing arts excursions, cultural exchange activities with Japanese University students, weekend excursions, and intensive language and culture immersion in Japan. Language courses are held in the morning, leaving the afternoons for discovering Japanese culture and life. Students earn six semester hours of credit in Japanese.

VT in Japan 2016

During the VT summer study abroad, students will study the Japanese language at the Kyoto Center of Japanese Linguistic Studies and at the Kyoto Japanese Language School (a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation by Kyoto Prefecture) , which is located near the imperial palace in the center of Kyoto. Class sizes are limited to 13 students per class, with several levels (3 Elementary, 3 Intermediate, and 2-3 Advanced). Students will take a placement test for proper learning. Enrolled students will study language in the morning and spend afternoons exploring on their own or participating in various cultural activities and excursions. Additionally, the program will include weekend trips to Tokyo, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Nara and Himeji by Shinkansen (bullet train).

See pictures from 2016!


No prerequisites; open to all majors. Any student 18 years or older by beginning of the program and in good standing at an accredited US university may apply. There is rolling admission with a 20-student limit.


Participants will earn 6 semester hours of Virginia Tech academic credit for the following course: Study Abroad JPN 3954 (Elective courses for Minor in Japanese Study).

VT in Japan 2016


Program Fee

Estimated program fee is $6,780. The program fee covers round-trip airfare from Washington, D.C. to Osaka itami, accommodation, summer intensive courses tuition and materials, excursions, trips outside Kyoto, ground travel and most breakfast and dinner. The program fee does not include personal expenses or VT tuition.

University Tuition & Fees

Tuition and university fees are billed separately from the program fee according to University Bursar policy. See here for credit hour rates for the appropriate term:


Students will choose to stay in a home-stay with a Japanese family or a temporary apartment, located near the Kyoto Japanese Language School.

VT in Japan 2016


There is rolling admission with a 20-student limit. 

Step 1:
- Click the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions provided.
- If you are accepted to the program, the FLL office will establish an account at the  Bursar for you. 
- You will receive an email from the Bursar office letting you know that you have to pay a deposit. Late payment will be considered if you talk to the program director. 

Step 2:
- Once your account has been billed, submit the first deposit of $2780 online. The first deposit must be made by January 29. Make sure to call the Bursar office to let them know that the money you have deposited is for a Departmental Study Abroad Application Deposit (Detail Code BV43).
- The second deposit of $4,000 must be payed by April 8 and needs to be accompanied by the T-Pay form as well. Ensure that your banner account has posted that fee before paying. 

Late applications will be considered if space is available. You will need to contact the program director. 

Contact Information

Yasuko Kumazawa
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Surge Building 108

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.

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