Japanese Language and Culture Program
Kobe Gakuin University (KGU) offers a short-term intensive language program that is open to the students of partner universities from countries around the world. The program’s objective is to improve Japanese proficiency and deepen understanding of both traditional and various aspects of contemporary Japan by taking classes and going on field trips that participants can experience and learn about history, culture, and society. Opportunities to interact with Kobe Gakuin University students have also been incorporated into the program.
Port Island Campus
Summer Program: 3rd -19th June, 2022 (
Winter Program: 3rd -19th February, 2023
|Summer Program||Winter Program|
|Arrival in Kobe||
Friday, June 3, 2022
Friday, Feb. 3, 2023
|First day of classes||
Monday, June 6, 2022
Monday, Feb. 6, 2023
|Final day of classes||
Friday, June 17, 2022
Friday, Feb. 17, 2023
|Final day of homestay
and return to the country
Sunday, June 19, 2022
Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023
※The schedule is subject to change due to the Covid-19 situation.
a.Those who are the students of KGU partner universities
b.Japanese language level of JLPT N5~N4 or equivalent
c.Those who have the English capability to follow a lecture in English
5.Number of Participants
Minimum of 6 students
Maximum of 20 students
Fewer than 6 participants will result in the cancelation of the program.
All participants stay with a host family, located approximately 30-60 minutes from Port Island Campus by public transportation. All students will receive 2 meals at home (breakfast and dinner) and a bedroom furnished with a bed or Japanese futon (a floor mattress), desk, and free Wi-Fi. Depending on the number of families that are available during the term, two students may be placed together with one family.
Regardless of the number of participants, the following cost per participant is a flat fee. All prices are listed in Japanese Yen (JPY)
|Contents||Cost Per Participant|
|Activities||Less than \5,000
There may be costs associated with the activities. In the case that there is a cost, please pay in cash after arriving in Japan.
Arrangement fee: \13,200
Pick-up fee for the arrival day: \1,650
16 nights including breakfast and dinner: \61,600 (\3,850 per night)
The invoice will be sent to applicants through Nextage Co., Ltd. There will be a 3% surcharge on the total amount for payments made on a credit card.
8.Application Forms and Deadline
The following documents need to be sent to KGU from the partner universities by Email:
Sending address:email@example.com The International Exchange Support Center
|Application Forms||Deadline for Summer Program||Deadline for Winter Program|
|ⅰ||Application form &
Terms and Condition
|March 21, 2022||Nov. 21, 2022|
|ⅱ||Homestay application form &
|ⅲ||Copy of passport||May 9, 2022||Jan. 13, 2023|
|Info and Docs||Summer Program||Winter Program|
|ⅰ||Letter of acceptance||Late Apr.||Late Dec.|
|ⅱ||Homestay matches||Late May||Late Jan|