Ochanomizu University Summer Program 2019

Ochanomizu University Summer Program 2019

Published: 16 April 2019

Ochanomizu University is running two intensive Summer courses from 27 July to 9 August 2019 to give students the opportunity to learn Japanese and study Japanese culture and society.

There are a number of exchange places available.

Travel and living costs must be paid by students. Students can apply for accommodation at Ochanomizu University’s dormitory rooms.

Course 1: Japanese Language Course

This course is divided into introductory and pre-intermediate classes, and will be taught in Japanese. 

Introductory classes: These classes are for beginners who have no prior experience of studying Japanese, and students are expected to have reviewed the Hiragana and Katakana alphabets in preparation for this class.

Pre-intermediate classes: These classes are for students who have finished studying JLPT N4 / CEFR A2, B1 or equivalent.

Both classes have an excursion that contributes to the students‘ final presentation.

Course 2: Culture and Society Course

This course is divided into three areas of interest, or sub-courses, and will be taught in English.

Sub-course 1: Gender Equality and Leadership
Sub-course 2: Life Style in Japan
Sub-course 3: Evolution in Natural Science: From Being to Becoming (university-level knowledge of natural sciences is a pre-requisite)

Each course has 90 minutes x 12 classes, a field study, and a workshop. 

To receive credit students are required to attend more than 75% of their classes and to submit a final report. This final report will be completed in groups and has associated fieldwork.



To apply, students must follow the below steps:

  1. Download the Transfer of Credit form
  2. Fill in the form with all of the courses you may possibly complete at an overseas institution and their UNSW equivalents (these will likely be general education or elective subjects).
  3. Bring the completed form to your Faculty's student centre for signature by a student advisor.
  4. Submit the UNSW Overseas Short Course Application form (approved Transfer of Credit form must be attached) by 9am Wednesday 24th April.


Risk assessment

All programs involve some degree of risk to participants. If you choose to source a provider on your own, please remember to do some research on them first and ensure that they are a legitimate organisation and that the product they offer will definitely meet your requirements. Students are therefore advised to undertake their own risk assessment before departure and any participation in these programs is at their own risk.

Before departure

All students should register their travel with UNSW. You should also undertake a risk assessment before heading overseas. For more information see - How to prepare for departure.

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