Japan Summer Program

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Japan Summer Study

Ochanomizu University Gate – Tokyo Japan

Saint Mary's College established a direct student exchange program with Ochanomizu University in Tokyo. Ochanomizu University offers an Ocha Summer Program for Global Leaders. The credit-bearing program includes academic courses and extracurricular activities.

Program dates



Option I Culture and Society Course: (English-taught Courses, 3 credits)

Three sub-courses:

  • Trans-Border Issues in Japan
  • Lifestyle in Japan
  • Natural Science and Technology

Option 2: Japanese language Course (3 credits)

Field Trip and Activities

The summer program includes welcome & farewell events, a one-day Tokyo tour, a culture exchange session, a Japanese culture workshops (including topics such as Japanese language, food, and Kimono), a movie afternoon and more.

Travel and Housing

Students must provide their own transportation to Japan and back. and may apply for Ochanomizu University's dormitory rooms, but the number of rooms is limited. OU will provide assistance for housing if the students are not selected by lottery.

Cost and Financial Aid

Students pay Saint Mary's College summer tuition and a short-term program fee. Financial aid from Saint Mary's will not apply to the summer session. Information on the Saint Mary's College summer student travel grant can be found by clicking HERE. To learn more about this program and associated costs, click the Application Information button and navigate to the program specific budget sheet.


Saint Mary's College provides international health insurance to all students abroad through GeoBlue insurance company. Students on any Saint Mary's study abroad program are automatically enrolled and the fee is included in the cost of the program.


The Japan Summer Program is open to students of all majors. There is no Japanese language or GPA requirement. One faculty recommendation is required.

Application Information!

For more information, contact:  

Alice Yang
Director for International Education
CWIL Global Education Office
(574) 284-4263

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