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

June 13 - 28, 2020


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.


Saint Mary's College provides international insurance for all participants for the duration of the program. Saint Mary's College exercises every possible care in the arrangements made for its students. The College, however, is not responsible for any loss, damage, or injury to person or property, nor does it accept responsibility in connection with the service of any means of transportation. It is wise to have insurance on personal baggage and possessions.


Costs are kept to a minimum. Program fees ($1500) cover tuition and program registration. Students will need to pay for housing and purchase meals themselves (estimate cost: $800 total). The program fee does not cover round-trip airfare, other travel, passport fees, books, or expenditures of a personal nature.


Saint Mary's students may apply for the CWIL Student Travel Grant. Ouchanomizu University may award some scholarships to selected students.


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

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For more information, contact:  

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

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