Summer Intensive Program

Intensive Japanese Language and Culture

Summer 2024 : 4 Week Session (JUNE 24-JULY 22)

3 credits (2 Credits in Japanese Language and 1 Credit in Japanese Culture)

Stay in beautiful Hikone City!

Hikone castle

The University of Shiga Prefecture (USP) is located in one of the most historically and culturally rich areas in Japan, called Hikone City. You still can enjoy big cities called Kyoto, Osaka, and Nagoya while you are staying in Hikone since there is a quick and easy access to those big cities!

Earn credits in Language and Culture!


45 hours of Japanese language course and 12 different cultural experiences, including Tea Ceremony, Flower arrangement, Calligraphy, Karate, Wearing Kimono, and visiting Ninja Village, Japanese Temples and Castles and more!

Monthly Study Schedule


Accommodations: Students will stay in furnished apartment rooms with shared kitchen, shared bathroom, and one individual room.

* Credits awarded 3 credit for 4-week

Program Costs for 2024 : JPY 80,000 ($540.00*)

Prices are at current exchange rate.
It includes: Accommodation, textbook, tuition and all the activity fees listed on the schedule.
Not included: Airfare, food, and personal expenses
* USD exchange rates as of February 2024

Contact your Study Abroad office or Japanese Language Department how to apply!

Wind chime.JPGWind Chime Making
Tea Ceremony
Visiting Kyoto with Kimono
Ninja Village
Todaiji Temple(Nara)
flowerarrangement.jpgFlower Arrangement