Date: June 20, 2013 - August 7, 2013
The morning sessions of the Inter-University Center's summer program are focused on advanced spoken Japanese. The objective is to acquire the ability to naturally, correctly and appropriately express thoughts and opinions. In addition to written and computer-based text materials, video documentaries and film are also used.
The afternoon session is devoted to conversation, field-trip classes, and kanji. Three times weekly, students engage in discussion focused on a variety of topics during a one-hour conversation class. The objective of the class is to improve fluency through free discussion on various topics. Teachers moderate and encourage participation and introduce the use of appropriate expressions. Once a week, a one-hour kanji class is held. During this class there is a review of the kanji and vocabulary introduced in the week.
To qualify for admission, an applicant must (1) demonstrate a clear intent to pursue a professional or academic career requiring the use of Japanese; and (2) have successfully completed two to three years of college-level instruction. In terms of actual language proficiency, successful applicants are expected to have a solid foundation in the fundamental structures of Japanese, to have mastered both kana syllabaries, and to be able to read and write approximately 500 to 700 kanji.
Admissions to the Inter-University Center are made without regard to gender, age, race, disability, sexual preference, or religious affiliation.
1. The application fee is $80 (U.S.), with checks made payable to Stanford University. Plesae submit with application materials.
2. The language evaluation form must be filled out by someone (preferably a Japanese language teacher) qualified to judge your proficiency in Japanese. Both forms, as well as your transcripts, must reach the Center by March 15, 2013. Early submission is encouraged.
3. Admission decisions will be announced by e-mail not later than April 1. Students selected as alternates for admission will be notified whether they will be admitted by May 1. If an alternate student does not hear from the Center by May 1, that will mean that they have not been admitted.
4. A signed letter of agreement of attend must be returned to the Stanford office by April 15.
5. Tuition is due at the Stanford office, payable in U.S. dollars before the beginning of instruction on June 20. Checks should be made payable to Stanford University.
6. Any admitted applicant who decides not to enroll in the program should immediately notify the Center and the Stanford office.
7. After the application period, any questions regarding attendance should be sent to the Center via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that enrollment in the Center Summer Program is limited and if there are a large number of applicants, it may not be possible to admit all qualified applicants.
Tuition for the 2013 summer program is $5,000 (U.S.). Students currently enrolled in a degree granting program and/or recently graduated from an IUC member institution during the 2012-2013 academic year will receive a tuition remission of $600 to attend the Inter-University Center Summer 2013 program. Fees include all textbooks and other intructional materials. Fees are subject to change.
Note: IUC scholarship is not available for the summer program.
All Inter-University Center application forms are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
Application Deadline (received by): March 15, 2013
Application forms are now available online. Download, print, and complete the:
4. Transcripts: Submit one official transcript from each college, university, or post-secondary school attended.
Submit these three completed forms and transcripts to the following address.
IUC Summer Program
Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies