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Kumamoto University 2016 Spring Program

The Spring Program offered by the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies at Kumamoto University was created to provide international students who have an interest in studying abroad in Japan with a chance to experience life as an international student at Kumamoto University.
Date:  Monday, February 15 – Wednesday, February 24 (10 days)
Place:  Kumamoto Prefecture, JAPAN
Participants:  Eligible participants for this program are students who:
・are undergraduate students studying at universities with which Kumamoto University has agreement for academic or student exchange
・have English lanaguage proficiency equal to or greater than IELTS level 5.
・are considering studying abroad in Japan in the future.
Contents:  The Spring Program offers a variety of engaging activities including:
・Classroom lectures on Japanese life and culture
・Survival Japanese language classes
・First-hand cultural learning experiences
・Guided educational field trips within Kumamoto Prefecture
・Interaction and exchange with Kumamoto’s local community
Program Fee:  80,000 Japanese Yen
○ includes accommodation, class fees, field trip fees, and breakfast.
× Does not include the cost of transportation to or from Japan, the cost of transportation within Japan, or the cost of meals (other than breakfast) during the program.
Scholarship:  Participants in the Spring Program may apply for a government scholarship of 80,000 Japanese Yen, provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).  To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a GPA greater than or equal to 2.3, and not receive any other scholarships for this program which exceed 80,000 Japanese Yen. 
Please note that there are a limited number of scholarships available.  Scholarship will be awarded based on the Letter of Recommendation submitted by your university.
Language:  The program will be conducted in English.  Japanese language ability is not a requirement.
Application:  Please request the international office of your university to submit your application by email (PDF format) or by FAX by December 8 (Tuesday), 2015. Please be sure to include a copy of your passport and your academic record from your previous year.
International Student Office, Kumamoto University
2-40-1, Kurokami, Chuo-ku
Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan
Tel: +81-96-342-2139
Fax: +81-96-342-2130
Email: gji-ryugaku@jimu.kumamoto-u.ac.jp
1. Program Flyer
2. Form 1Application
3. Form 2Letter of Recommendation