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Program Schedule & Estimated Costs

Schedule
※The application of 2019 Winter Term Program was closed.
   The information of 2019-2020 Program will be posted early in December, 2018.
Senshu University offers the JLC Program four times a year. Please refer to the following information for details regarding specific dates and details.

2018 4-Week Spring Term [May 11 – June 9]
2018 7-Week Summer Term [June 19 – August 9]
2018 12-Week Fall Term [September 21 – December 15]
2019 7-Week Winter Term [January 8 – February 28]

2018 Four-Week Spring Term

Friday, March 2Application Deadline (Applications must be received on or before this date.)
Friday, March 23Payment Deadline
Friday, May 11Arrival in Japan
Saturday, May 12General Orientation (campus tour & tour of the surrounding area)
Monday, May 14Placement Test / Opening Ceremony & Welcome Party
Tuesday, May 15Classes Begin
-Classes typically meet from 9:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
 (4 periods comprised of 4 successive 50 min. sessions)
-Monday through Friday
-Either field trips to places of cultural interest, etc. or task assignments are scheduled for certain afternoons during the program period
Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27Three-day Home Visit (optional)
-Suitable host families are actively recruited with home visits arranged according to availability
Monday, June 4Final Presentation (conducted by participants in Japanese)
Friday, June 8Certificate Award and Farewell Party
Saturday, June 9Departure from Japan
If participants would like to extend their stay at the Senshu International House (dormitory) outside of the course period (from the night of June 9), we permit participants to stay until June 11, 2018 for ¥1,400 JPN-yen a night per person. Participants will have to leave Senshu University on June 12, 2018 at the latest. Any additional accommodation fees will be charged separately before the program concludes, so please notify the Senshu University International Academic Affairs Office if you wish to extend your stay.
 

Costs 

TotalTotal ¥179,800 JPN-yen
Breakdown of CostsApplication Fee ¥10,000 JPN-yen
Tuition (Other Related Fees) ¥102,000 JPN-yen
University & Facility Fee ¥4,000 JPN-yen
Accommodation Fee ¥41,000 JPN-yen
Home Visit Fee [optional] ¥22,800 JPN-yen*
Bank ChargesYou are responsible for paying all bank charges. When transferring payments, you should add ¥2,500 JPN-yen to cover the charge made by the Japanese recipient bank.
*Applicants who do not wish to participate in the Home Visit are not required to pay the “Home Visit Fee” (¥22,800 JPN-yen).

2018 Seven-Week Summer Term

Friday, March 30Application Deadline (Applications must be received on or before this date.)
Friday, April 20Payment Deadline
Tuesday, June 19Arrival in Japan
Wednesday, June 20General Orientation (campus tour & tour of the surrounding area)
Thursday, June 21Placement Test / Opening Ceremony & Welcome Party
Friday, June 22Classes Begin
-Classes typically meet from 9:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
 (4 periods comprised of 4 successive 50 min. sessions)
-Monday through Friday
-Either field trips to places of cultural interest, etc. or task assignments are scheduled for certain afternoons during the program period
Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15Three-day Home Visit (optional)
-Suitable host families are actively recruited with home visits arranged according to availability
Thursday, August 2Final Presentation (conducted by participants in Japanese)
Wednesday, August 8Certificate Award and Farewell Party
Thursday, August 9Departure from Japan
If participants would like to extend their stay at the Senshu International House (dormitory) outside of the course period (from the night of August 9), we permit participants to stay until August 11, 2018 for ¥1,400 JPN-yen a night per person. Participants will have to leave Senshu University on August 12, 2018 at the latest. Any additional accommodation fees will be charged separately before the program concludes, so please notify the Senshu University International Academic Affairs Office if you wish to extend your stay.

Costs 

Total¥273,300 JPN-yen
Breakdown of CostsApplication Fee ¥10,000 JPN-yen
Tuition (Other Related Fees) ¥170,000 JPN-yen
University & Facility Fee ¥5,500 JPN-yen
Accommodation Fee ¥65,000 JPN-yen
Home Visit Fee [optional] ¥22,800 JPN-yen*
Bank ChargesYou are responsible for paying all bank charges. When transferring payments, you should add \2,500 JPN-yen to cover the charge made by the Japanese recipient bank.

*Applicants who do not wish to participate in the Home Visit are not required to pay the “Home Visit Fee” (¥22,800 JPN-yen).

2018 12-Week Fall Term (includes a 7 day break)

Friday, June 15Application Deadline (Applications must be received on or before this date.)
Friday, July 6Payment Deadline
Friday, September 21Arrival in Japan
Saturday, September 22General Orientation (campus tour & tour of the surrounding area)
Tuesday, September 25Placement Test / Opening Ceremony & Welcome Party
Wednesday, September 26Classes Begin
-Classes typically meet from 9:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
 (4 periods comprised of 4 successive 50 min. sessions)
-Monday through Friday
-Either field trips to places of cultural interest, etc. or task assignments are scheduled for certain afternoons during the program period
Friday, October 12 –Sunday, October 14Three-day Home Visit (optional)
-Suitable host families are actively recruited with home visits arranged according to availability
Monday, October 297 day break begins
Sunday, November 47 day break ends
Monday, December 10Final Presentation (conducted by participants in Japanese)
Friday, December 14Certificate Award and Farewell Party
Saturday, December 15Departure from Japan
If participants would like to extend their stay at the Senshu International House (dormitory) outside of the course period (from the night of December 15), we permit participants to stay until December 17, 2018 for ¥1,400 JPN-yen a night per person. Participants will have to leave Senshu University on December 18, 2018 at the latest. Any additional accommodation fees will be charged separately before the program concludes, so please notify the Senshu University International Academic Affairs Office if you wish to extend your stay.

Costs 

Total¥445,000 JPN-yen
Breakdown of CostsBreakdown of Costs
Application Fee ¥10,000 JPN-yen
Tuition (Other Related Fees) ¥300,000 JPN-yen
University & Facility Fee ¥6,200 JPN-yen
Accommodation Fee ¥106,000 JPN-yen
Home Visit Fee [optional] ¥22,800 JPN-yen*
Bank ChargesYou are responsible for paying all bank charges. When transferring payments, you should add \2,500 JPN-yen to cover the charge made by the Japanese recipient bank.

*Applicants who do not wish to participate in the Home Visit are not required to pay the “Home Visit Fee” (¥22,800 JPN-yen).

2019 Seven-Week Winter Term

Friday, October 19Application Deadline (Applications must be received on or before this date.)
Friday, November 9Payment Deadline
2019
Tuesday, January 8
Arrival in Japan
Wednesday, January 9General Orientation (campus tour & tour of the surrounding area)
Thursday, January 10Placement Test / Opening Ceremony & Welcome Party
Friday, January 11Classes Begin
-Classes typically meet from 9:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
 (4 periods comprised of 4 successive 50 min. sessions)
-Monday through Friday
-Either field trips to places of cultural interest, etc. or task assignments are scheduled for certain afternoons during the program period
Friday, January 25 – Sunday, January 27Three-day Home Visit (optional)
-Suitable host families are actively recruited with home visits arranged according to availability
Thursday, February 21Final Presentation (conducted by participants in Japanese)
Wednesday, February 27Certificate Award and Farewell Party
Thursday, February 28Departure from Japan
If participants would like to extend their stay at the Senshu International House (dormitory) outside of the course period (from the night of February 28), we permit participants to stay until March 2, 2019 for ¥1,400 JPN-yen a night per person. Participants will have to leave Senshu University on March 3, 2019 at the latest. Any additional accommodation fees will be charged separately before the program concludes, so please notify the Senshu University International Academic Affairs Office if you wish to extend your stay.

Costs 

Total ¥278,300 JPN-yen
Breakdown of CostsBreakdown of Costs
Application Fee ¥10,000 JPN-yen
Tuition (Other Related Fees) ¥170,000 JPN-yen
University & Facility Fee ¥5,500 JPN-yen
Accommodation Fee ¥70,000 JPN-yen
Home Visit Fee [optional] ¥22,800 JPN-yen*
Bank ChargesYou are responsible for paying all bank charges. When transferring payments, you should add 2,500 JPN-yen to cover the charge made by the Japanese recipient bank.

*Applicants who do not wish to participate in the Home Visit are not required to pay the “Home Visit Fee” (¥22,800 JPN-yen).

Payment Method

Telegraphic/Wire transfer of payments should be made to the bank account designated on the “Notice of Acceptance” letter. Unfortunately, credit card or personal checks cannot be accepted. Please note that you do not have to pay the application fee (¥10,000 JPN-yen) prior to receiving your “Notice of Acceptance”.
Amounts paid are non-refundable.

 

Program costs include the following:

  1. Tuition, textbooks, and materials
  2. University & Facility Fee (access to the on-campus gymnasium, etc.)
  3. Transportation and admission fees for field trips to places of cultural interest, etc., and expenses for task assignments including, but not limited to, visits to museums, attending a Kabuki play, a Japanese calligraphy class, a one-day trip to Kamakura, company visits, experiencing a tea ceremony (Fall and Winter terms only), and an overnight trip to Hakone (Fall term only)
  4. Accommodation Fee (includes utilities and internet access but excludes washing machines & driers)

If you stay in the Senshu International House (dormitory), program costs do not include following:

  1. Expenses for meals (however, meals are served by respective host families during the home visit)
  2. Transportation to and from the dormitory or the airport (e.g. bus fare, train fare, air fare, etc.)
  3. Luggage delivery service fees (if applicable)
  4. Expenses for medical care and insurance
  5. Expenses for coin-operated washing machines and dryers inside the dormitory
  6. Personal miscellaneous costs such as entertainment or additional travel expenses
  7. Accommodation fees (if you request housing before or after the program dates)
  8. Travel expenses during the Home Visit (pertaining only to home visit participants)
If you can make your own arrangements for accommodations, such as staying with a family you know in Japan for the entire program period, you will not have to pay the accommodation fee. In this case, please note that you will have to pay any necessary expenses for the home stay and transportation fees for the commute between the university and your chosen place of residence.

Scholarships

Senshu University does not offer any scholarships or financial aid for the Japanese Language and Culture Program.
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