J. F. Oberlin University Summer Session 2019

Overview

Application for the Summer Session 2019 will start in January, 2019.

Apply here:

https://obirin-e-ryugaku.secure.force.com/ss

During the summer, J. F. Oberlin University opens its doorseven wider to the world:
The Summer Session at J. F. Oberlin University is a four-week intensive program in the suburbs of Tokyo. Courses offered in 2018 will be two business, two cultural classes and two Japanese language courses, all of which are developed from courses that are already part of JFOU`s regular curriculum. Each course allows participants to have first-hand experience through not only theoretical study, but also field trips and lectures by guest professionals. Upon completion of each course, participants will be issued an official transcript from J. F. Oberlin University (2credits/course).
– Reasonable Price
– Courses offered in English
– Discussion-based classes
– Credit-bearing courses
– No Japanese language requirement
Please refer to the following link

Academic Program

[Business courses]

Japanese Management Style
Prof. Helen de Haan (Rotterdam Business School) / Prof. Kiyoshi Hori (J. F. Oberlin University)
By studying the history and development of Japanese management style, this course provides a broad overview of political, economic, technological, legal and ethical forces that influences international management. Students can learn about cultural dimensions and cultural influences on behavior in organizations, therefore be able to understand strategic considerations for organizations operating beyond national borders.

Asian Business Cases

Prof. Helen de Haan (Rotterdam Business School) / Prof. Kiyoshi Hori (J. F. Oberlin University)
South-East Asia with more than half of the world population, as the fastest growing market and an ever-increasing share of the world economy, is important to be studied. The selected Asian business cases are
interdisciplinary and application-oriented, which will help to critically address contemporary-related international management issues to be framed in their historical and geographic ecologies.

[Japanese Language courses]

Experiential Activities in Japanese (Open to students at all proficiency levels)

Drawing upon our vast experience in combining language and culture in multi-level classes, this course provides an opportunity to experience Japanese culture first hand with Japanese students through activities such as playing traditional musical instruments, calligraphy, cooking, visiting JFOU club activities while improving their Japanese language skills. This course is designed to help students improve their language skills through five to six activities focusing on aspects of Japanese culture and society. Each “experiential activity” consists of three phases: “Preparation,” “Experiential Activity” and “Feedback.” Two to three class meetings will be spent on one activity. Typically, one class meeting is allocated to each of the “Preparation” and “Experiential Activity” phases. The preparation involves learning words and expressions as well as learning or reviewing grammatical items to be used in a particular activity. The “experiential activity” is the actual experience. Volunteer students whose native language is Japanese are brought in to work with summer program participants in these class meetings for both language support and authentic interaction in Japanese. After each activity, students write a short report according to their proficiency level. At the end of the course, students will conduct further research on one of the activities (topics) experienced earlier in the course and write a report in Japanese, which should be accompanied by a portfolio. Depending on the number of students, students will give an oral presentation as well.

Japanese in Action (Open to students at all proficiency levels)

This action-oriented course makes the most of the short-term study abroad environment by focusing on the situations that students encounter while in Japan. Depending on the level of proficiency, students will either learn basic grammatical structures and vocabulary or reinforce and fully utilize previously studied grammar while expanding vocabulary to accomplish more challenging communicative goals. Interaction with Japanese students is emphasized.In this course, students will learn to use the language to achieve actual communicative goals in Japanese. Examples of the situations that call for the use of various linguistic forms are introducing oneself (e.g., at an international party, to a Japanese family), exchanging useful information on the neighborhood and surrounding towns, getting around & using public transportation, solving communication-related problems, describing cultural artifacts & asking questions, talking about events, inviting someone to outings, talking about customs, manners, cultural differences, one’s hometown, etc. with a Japanese family, and so on.Students with differing degrees of proficiency in Japanese will work toward the achievement of the goals set according to their level, keeping “can-do statements” in mind. Volunteer students whose native language is Japanese are brought in to work with summer program participants for both language support and authentic interaction in Japanese. Students are encouraged to make the most of various resources available on campus such as a JSL resource center and the Writing Support Center. Final grades will be given based on quizzes, class participation, and homework/assignments. Students’ self-evaluation of the degree to which they have achieved the goals stated in their “Can-Do Lists” will also be incorporated.

Accommodation

Twin size accommodation is available for the Summer Session participants. All housings is located in the vicinity of the school, and is convenient for commuting. All housing is equipped with bedding, furniture(desk,chair,table) ,shower unit, toilet, microwave, TV, and internet connection.

Important Dates

Program Term: July 2nd – July 26th

  • ・ July 1st – Arrival
  • ・ July 2nd – Orientation
  • ・ July 3rd – Session starts
  • ・ July 26th – Session ends

Cultural Program

apanese culture experience opportunities will be offered outside of the course.

Field Trip

A night-2day trip to Izu-Kogen Onsen .

Financial Information

Program fee: JPY 360,000

-The JFOU Fellowship (JPY 20,000) is available for partticipants from JFOU partner schools, including IAUP, APUCEN and ACUCA.

  • The fee includes
  • 1. 2 courses
  • 2. Housing fee
  • 3. Airport pickup
  • 4. Domestic insurance
  • 5. Field Trip & Culture Program fee
  • Not include
  • 1. Airplane tickets
  • 2. Commuting cost between J. F. Oberlin University and housing
  • 3. Living expenses and meals
  • 4. Textbook

payment

  • 1. Application fee JPY20,000 must be paid upon completion of your online application.

    Application
    Fee
    20,000 yen

    Total Program fee: *360, 000yen

    *This application fee used for processing application.

    *This application fee will be deducted from the total program fee.

  • 2. The remaining of the program fee must be paid in full after admission is confirmed no later than April 25, 2019.

    The rest of the program fee
    340,000 yen

    Total Program fee: *360, 000yen

    *An Invoice for the remaining of the program fee will be emailed with your Certificate of Admission.

  • 3.If a program fee discount apply, JFOU will refund it to you in June.
    (JFOU will make a contact to any partner schools for special discount.)

Refund Policy

As a rule, we do not refund tuition and fees once payment has been completed. However, students who cancel their program due to unavoidable reasons before the start of the Session will be refunded the program fee except application fee JPY20,000. Any other handling charges occurred are the applicant’s responsibility.

Abou JFOU

J. F. Oberlin University has nearly 9,000 students, including graduate students and students from overseas.Every year we have about 550 foreign students enrolled at the university. We also have over 140 partners schools in more than twenty countries and regions around the world. Our Japanese students acquire practical experience through a variety of programs,including not only language study and academic exchange programs but also volunteer programs and internship opportunities.The university has established five overseas offices to carry out various activities in international exchange and to support students studying abroad.

Tokyo & Machida area

J. F. Oberlin University has nearly 9,000 students, including graduate students and students from overseas.Every year we have about 550 foreign students enrolled at the university. We also have over 140 partners schools in more than twenty countries and regions around the world. Our Japanese students acquire practical experience through a variety of programs,including not only language study and academic exchange programs but also volunteer programs and internship opportunities.The university has established five overseas offices to carry out various activities in international exchange and to support students studying abroad.

How to Apply

Sign Up here
Application period
– Jan 15th – April 16th
Required documents
– Copy of passport
– Completed medical form (You can download a format after Sign Up)
– Official transcript from your current school

Access guide

Machida Campus
Address:3758 Tokiwa-machi, Machida-shi, Tokyo 194-0294 Japan
How to Access
http://www.obirin.ac.jp/en/access/machida.html

Voices from Participants

・I really value all the student visitors, discussions, and lectures.
・The teachers are very helpful in and outside class . They understand each student‛s Japanese proficiency level.
・I like the discussion of this course. I like to go out the class to visit international company. I had a great experience that I followed this course, so I hope that more students go to this course next year.
・Visiting Microsoft or other companies will be interesting for other students. I hope that this course will be held next year for Japanese students too.
Interview movie

Contact us

J. F. Oberlin University & Affiliated Schools
Office of International Programs
TEL: +81-42-797-5419 / FAX: +81-42-797-0790
intl@obirin.ac.jp
http://www.obirin.ac.jp/en/
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