Program Description: The Summer Session at J. F. Oberlin University, located in Machida City (suburb of Tokyo) offers classes in Japanese business, culture, and language, all of which are developed from courses that are already part of JFOU`s regular curriculum. Each course allows participants to have first-hand experience through not only theoretical study, but also field trips and lectures by guest professionals.
Program Location: Machida City offers shopping malls, great food, and various attractions. From Machida there is an easy connection to central Tokyo.
Program Fee Includes
Program Fee Does Not Include
$3,800 (subject to change)
$350 application fee
International student identity card
Cultural activities and excursions
Use of fitness facilities
International health insurance
Course Options: The program offers classes in Japanese business, culture, and language, all of which are developed from courses that are already part of JFOU`s regular curriculum.
Business Track (4 credits)
By studying the history and development of Japanese management style, this course provides a broad overview of political, economic, technological, legal and ethical forces that influences international management. Students can learn about cultural dimensions and cultural influences on behavior in organizations, therefore be able to understand strategic considerations for organizations operating beyond national borders (2 credits).
Asian Business Cases
South-East Asia with more than half of the world population, as the fastest growing market and an ever-increasing share of the world economy, is important to be studied. The selected Asian business cases are interdisciplinary and application-oriented, which will help to critically address contemporary-related international management issues to be framed in their historical and geographic ecologies (2 credits).
Japanese Culture Track (4 credits)
This course aims first to enable students to learn the basic perspectives and methodologies of Culture Studies in social science, and then to apply them to the understanding of contemporary Japanese cultural scenes. Students' active participation in class discussions and critical thinking is essential (2 credits).
This course examines Japanese society, culture, and education from the viewpoints of Japan’s internal ethnic diversity in today’s rapidly globalizing and internationalizing world (2 credits).
Japanese Language Track (4 Credits)
Experiential Activities in Japanese
Drawing upon our vast experience in combining language and culture in multi-level classes, this course provides an opportunity to experience Japanese culture first hand with Japanese students through activities such as playing traditional musical instruments, calligraphy, cooking, visiting JFOU club activities while improving their Japanese language skills (2 credits).
Japanese in Action
This action-oriented course makes the most of the short-term study abroad environment by focusing on the situations that students encounter while in Japan. Depending on the level of proficiency, students will either learn basic grammatical structures and vocabulary or reinforce and fully utilize previously studied grammar while expanding vocabulary to accomplish more challenging communicative goals. Interaction with Japanese students is emphasized (2 credits)
Field Trip: A two day overnight trip to Izu-Kogen Onsen with shopping at the Gotemba Premium Outlet mall is planned.
Accommodations: Summer intensive students live at Fuchinobe International House, a short free shuttle ride from campus. Facilities include a gym, racquetball courts, ping-pong tables, training room, and an outdoor field. All facilities can be used free of charge. Students are responsible for meals. There are two supermarkets, inexpensive ethnic restaurants, and fast food restaurants nearby. Budgeting ¥50,000 for food should be sufficient. The average cost of lunch on campus is ¥650.