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Summer Programmes in Japan

Besides the one-year exchange programmes, students may also participate in the summer programmes described below. These programmes have been established with the assistance of various Japanese individuals and organizations.

- International Christian University
Kagoshima Asia-Pacific Intercultural Centre Japanese Culture & Language Programme for Overseas Students
- Kansai Gaidai University
Karaimo (Sweet potatoes) Exchange
Kobe University: Summer Programme in Japanese Language and Culture
Nagoya University: Short-term Japanese language programme, Summer
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies: Short Stay Summer Programme

Kobe University: Summer Programme in Japanese Language and Culture

Time and Duration: 3 weeks in late July and early August
No. of Places: up to 2 students
Kobe is a port city which has been the hub of international trade in the Kansai region since 1868. Kobe University (http://www.kobe-u.ac.jp) is one of the largest national universities in Japan with around 18,000 students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in its 11 faculties. International students account for more than 1,000 of the students on campus. The Summer Programme in Japanese Language and Culture is open to forty students from across the world. They live in a hotel near Kobe University for the first and third weeks of the programme, and stay with a host family for the second week of the programme.
This course is aimed at students who are proficient in Japanese at the upper intermediate/advanced levels of the language (equivalent to level 2 of the Japanese language proficiency test), and includes lectures on Japanese language and culture as well as project work consisting of field research and presentations. These activities are supported by Japanese students at Kobe University.
Fee: Kobe University, HKU’s exchange partner institution, will bear PART OF the costs related to class tuition fees, materials and accommodation. Students will bear 1) Yen 30,000 for the tuition fee (subject to change) 2) the cost of travel to Japan; and 3) daily living expenses for the three weeks.

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