2023 Ritsumeikan Winter Japanese Program (RWJP)

2023 RWJP Short-term
Winter Japanese Program

Program Overview

Program Period (ON-SITE)

January 17 ~ February 17, 2023

Application

Application Period:
September 29 ~ October 27, 2022

See below for required documents for application.

Program Date January 17 ~ February 17, 2023 (5 weeks)
Level 

Zero, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced (N1 holders are NOT acceptable)

*Students who have never learned Japanese before, we ask all the participants to master at least reading and writing of Hiragana and Katakana before the program starts. Please study them beforehand in order to achieve further improvement during the program.

Program Fee

JPY  266,000
Includes the following:
-Program fee
-Service (Transaction) fee

Does NOT include the following:
-Accommodation fee
-Transportation fee

Accommodation FeeJPY 242,550
(Students will be asked to stay in designated accommodations for safety.)
Does Not include the following:
-Meal
EligibilityCurrent university students/Postgraduate students
Teaching Method

Taught in Japanese (Direct method)

* You do NOT need a student visa for this program.

Learn & Experience Japanese Culture

Below are examples of fieldwork participants visited in the past programs. Please note that we cannot assure the same contents in the future programs and that they are subject to change every year. 

Accommodation Guide

Due to the safety regulations of COVID-19, we ask participants to stay in the designated hotel.

Click below to see detailed accommodation guide. 

Required Documents for Application

  1. Handwritten Essay (In Japanese preferred) 
    No translation machine allowed. Please write it on your own so that we can evaluate your exact Japanese level and assign you into suitable levels.
  2. Letter of Consent (Pledge)
  3. Certificate of Enrollment:
    Official document issued by your home university that shows you are currently enrolled in your home university. Please ask your university advisor or office to receive one. 
  4. Copy of Passport
  5. Health Certificate Form
  6. Official Transcript issued by your home university
Please download the below required documents for application. 

Program Description

Japanese Language Class  *Taught in Japanese

  • 50 min × 3 classes × 23 days = 3,450 min = 57.5 hours
  • Class contents: Conversation, reading, writing

Japanese Culture Class

  • 90 min × 11 days = 990 min = 16.5 hours 
  • Class contents: lecture on Japanese culture
  • Field work to various cultural spots
  • Special lectures done by masters well respected in their fields

What's included

Schedule

Monday

*Schedule is subject to change.

Tuesday(Day1)

11:00 Orientation
12:00 Lunch with Buddy
14:00 Briefing
14:15 Campus Tour
15:30 Gym Guidance
16:00 Disband

Wednesday(Day2)

09:00 Japanese Class(#1)
12:00 Lunch time
13:00 Briefing
14:00 Japan Study(#1)
16:00  Welcome Party
17:30 Disband

Thursday(Day3)

09:00 Japanese Class(#2)
12:00 Lunch time
13:00 Briefing
14:30 Japan Study(#2)
16:00 Disband

Friday(Day4)

09:00 Japanese Class(#3)
12:00 Lunch time
13:00 Briefing
14:30 Japan Study(#3)
16:00 Disband

Monday(Day5)

09:00 Japanese Class(#4)
12:00 Lunch time
13:00 Briefing
14:30 Japan Study(#4)
16:00 Disband

Tuesday(Day6)

09:00 Japanese Class(#5)
12:00 Lunch time
(Free)

Wednesday(Day7)

09:00 Japanese Class(#6)
12:00 Lunch time
13:00 Briefing
14:30 Japan Study(#5)
16:00 Disband

Thursday(Day8)

09:00 Japanese Class(#7)
12:00 Lunch time
13:00 Briefing
14:30 Japan Study(#6)
16:00 Disband

Friday(Day9)

09:00 Japanese Class(#8)
12:00 Lunch time
(Free)

Monday(Day10)

09:00 Japanese Class(#9)
12:00 Lunch time
(Free)

Tuesday(Day11)

09:00 Japanese Class(#10)
12:00 Lunch time
13:00 Briefing
14:30 Japan Study(#7)
16:00 Disband

Wednesday(Day12)

09:00 Japanese Class(#11)
12:00 Lunch time
13:00 Briefing
14:30 Japan Study(#8)
16:00 Disband

Thursday(Day13)

09:00 Japanese Class(#12)
12:00 Lunch time
(Free)

Friday(Day14)

09:00 Japanese Class(#13)
12:00 Lunch time
13:00 Briefing
14:30 Japan Study(#9)
16:00 Disband

Monday(Day15)

09:00 Japanese Class(#14)
12:00 Lunch time
(Free)

Tuesday(Day16)

09:00 Japanese Class(#15)
12:00 Lunch time
13:00 Briefing
14:30 Japan Study(#10)
16:00 Disband

Wednesday(Day17)

09:00 Japanese Class(#16)
12:00 Lunch time
(Free)

Thursday(Day18)

09:00 Japanese Class(#17)
12:00 Lunch time
13:00 Briefing
14:30 Japan Study(#11)
16:00 Disband

Friday(Day19)

09:00 Japanese Class(#18)
12:00 Lunch time
(Free)

Monday(Day20)

09:00 Japanese Class(#19)
12:00 Lunch time
(Free)

Tuesday(Day21)

09:00 Japanese Class(#20)
12:00 Lunch time
(Free)

Wednesday(Day22)

09:00 Japanese Class(#21)
12:00 Lunch time
(Free)

Thursday(Day23)

09:00 Japanese Class(#22)
12:00 Lunch time
(Free)

Friday(Day24)

09:00 Japanese Class(#23)
12:00 Lunch time
13:00 Briefing
13:30 Completion Ceremony
16:00 Farewell Party
17:30 Disband

*Program contents are subject to change due to COVID-19 .

Daily Schedule

Japanese Language Class9:00-9:50
10:00-10:50
11:00-11:50
Lunch Time 12:00-13:00
Japan Study14:00-15:30

Ritsumeikan Buddy

What is a buddy?
Japanese buddies from Ritsumeikan University 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 for you to 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, trending words, anime, and many other topics. Make life-long friends that you can meet even after program ends

Application

*Program contents are from past programs. 

Please understand they are subject to change due to COVID-19.

2023 Ritsumeikan Winter Japanese Program (RWJP)
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