2022 Ritsumeikan Summer Japanese Program Express 2 (RSJP EXP2)

2022 RSJP Express 2 (RSJP EXP2)

Program Period (On-site)

July 19 ~ July 29, 2022 (2 weeks)


Application Period:
April 29 ~ May 28, 2022

Learn & Experience Japanese Culture

Program Overview

Program Date  July 19 – July 29, 2022 (2 weeks)
Level  Zero, Beginner, Intermediate (N1 holders are NOT able to participate)
Fee JPY 105,000 plus accomodation fee (includes service fee)
Eligibility Current university students/ Postgraduate students
Type  On-site
Degree Non-degree seeking
Teaching Method Taught in Japanese (Direct method)

Program Description

Japanese Language Class  *Taught in Japanese

  • 50 min × 3 classes × 9 days = 1,350 min = 22.5 hours
  • Class contents: Conversation, reading, writing
  • Class topics: business, history, society, traditional culture

Japanese Culture Class (Japan Study)

  • 90 min × 4 days = 360 min = 6 hours 
  • Class contents: lectureon/ fieldwork relating to Japanese culture
  • Fieldwork to various cultural spots (ex. Kinkakuji Temple, Kiyomizudera, and many other World Heritage Sites and cultural experience spots in Kyoto)
  • Special lectures done by masters well respected in their fields

What's included



16:00 Arrival and Check in 


11:00 Orientation, Campus Tour
12:00 Lunch with BUDDY
14:00 Japanese Class
16:00 Welcome Party


09:00 Japanese Class(#1)
12:00 Lunch with BUDDY
13:00 Japan Study


09:00 Japanese Class(#2)
12:00 Lunch with BUDDY


09:00 Japanese Class(#3)
12:00 Lunch with BUDDY
13:00 Japan Study


09:00 Japanese Class(#4)
12:00 Lunch with BUDDY
13:00 Japan Study


09:00 Japanese Class(#5)
12:00 Lunch with BUDDY


09:00 Japanese Class(#6)
12:00 Lunch with BUDDY


09:00 Japanese Class(#7)
12:00 Lunch with BUDDY
13:00 Japan Study


09:00 Japanese Class(#8)
12:00 Farewell Party

Daily Schedule

Japanese Language Class9:10-12:00
Lunch with Buddy12:00-13:00
Japan Study (Fieldwork)13:00-15:30


Ritsumeikan Buddy

What is a buddy?
     -Japanese buddies of your age will be here for you to support your life at Ritsumeikan.
     -It will not be a 1-on-1 system but they will assist you in groups.
     -They will only speak in Japanese so that you can fully immerse in the Japanese language.

What’s the merit?
     -Opportunity to practice Japanese and learn about Japanese culture
     -Interact and learn about recent Japanese pop culture, words young people use, anime, and many other topics. 
     -Make life-long friends that you can meet even after program ends
     -Chance to explore the city together 

Sneek peek

Japan Study
WADAIKO Japanese Drums




Close to World Heritage Sites
Our campus is located in the north west part of Kyoto city, right next to Kinkaku-ji.

It is close to all the major tourist spots like Ryoan-ji, Nijo-jo Castle, Imperial Palace, and bamboo forest in Arashiyama.
Just hop on a bus or train after school and you can travel to all the beautiful tourist spots. 

→ See the wonder of Kyoto
(Why Kyoto?)

2022 Ritsumeikan Summer Japanese Program Express 2 (RSJP EXP2)