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  • Locations: Hokkaido, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/01/2017
06/08/2017 08/06/2017

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
Language of Instruction:
English, Japanese
Program Type:
Emory approved
Home-stay, Research
Program Advisor:
Kate Dawson
Program Description:
To learn more and ask questions about Summer Study abroad opportunities please attend the Summer Study Abroad Fair, in Cox Hall Ballroom, on November 14, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please be advised that the application process for Summer 2018 will open on December 15, 2017.

Hosted By: Hokkaido International Foundation (HIF)

Academic Focus: This program is open to all majors, but students must have completed at least one year of Japanese language in order to participate on the program. The program focuses on the study of Japanese language and culture.

Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA; one year of Japanese language; good academic standing; at least 18 years of age; completion of a full year of college; and currently enrolled in a college/university

Program Dates: June 8 - August 6, 2017* (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)
*Students should arrive in Hakodate by noon on June 8th.  Please see academic schedule here for additional details.

Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 15. The application deadline is February 1.

Application Process: In addition to completing the Emory College Study Abroad online application, you must complete the secondary application for this program.

Program Information: The Hokkaido International Foundation (HIF) Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program is a university-level intensive summer course that focuses on proficiency-oriented instruction. The program aims to help participants acquire or improve communication skills in all aspects of Japanese language. HIF's intensive summer program, consisting of well-planned compulsory and optional classes and activities, will help students to develop comprehensive skills. Students spend a total of 130 hours in language classes (Basic Japanese Classes and Project Work), the equivalent of two semesters of language study at most universities. Past participants have found this program to be highly demanding, as they needed to study for at least 3 hours per day on their own to manage homework, assignments, quizzes, weekly tests, midterms, and final exams and to participate adequately in class. Hakodate is located in Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan.

Details: Participants' levels are assessed through placement tests in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, as well as prior Japanese language study. The placement tests are held at the beginning of the program in Hakodate.

The intermediate classes will emphasize speaking and listening skills, while the upper levels receive emphasis on all skills. Each morning, announcements and short speech, etc., are duties to be shared among classmates. Participants will also learn how to write and deliver effective public speeches.

Courses: Program participants take two Japanese language courses for a total of eight Emory credit hours. All students must meet with Dr. Julia Bullock in the Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures for academic advising prior to application.

JPN 201: Intermediate Japanese I
Description: 4 credit hours.

JPN 202: Intermediate Japanese II
Description: 4 credit hours.

JPN 301: Advanced Conversation and Composition I
Description: 4 credit hours.

JPN 302: Advanced Conversation and Composition II
Description: 4 credit hours.

JPN 401: Advanced Language and Cultural Studies I
Description: 4 credit hours

JPN 402: Advanced Language and Cultural Studies II
Description: 4 credit hours

Living Arrangements: Accommodations are provided in local homestays. Host families volunteer to participate in the program not merely to accommodate students but also to help students practice their Japanese skills and deepen their understanding of Japanese culture. The homework and class topics are also expected to reflect their homestay experience.

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheet.

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.

Application Process: This program is open to both Emory students and to visiting students from other institutions. For questions or assistance please contact Kate Dawson, Summer Study Abroad Advisor, to schedule a meeting or to inquire about the application process. Student must apply online to the program via the on-line application system. Click on the Apply Now link on this page. Emory students will need their Emory login ID and password. Visiting students from other institutions will create a username (current email address) and password through the online system.

Program Resources: Each summer study abroad program will have a mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details.  Emory College Study Abroad will also offer a general pre-departure orientation in mid-April. 

Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy

Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students

Seth Goss, REALC, 404-727-2167,

Kate Dawson, Summer Study Abroad Advisor, Emory College Study Abroad, 404-727-2240,

This program is currently not accepting applications.