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Intensive Japanese Study Program 「JUMP(Japanese UMakunaru Program)」

JUMP (Japanese UMakunaru Program)

The Intensive Japanese Study Program [JUMP] will be added to APU’s language classes. The goal of the program is to provide participants with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and society through interaction with people in the local community and various events while rapidly improving their Japanese language skills.

Information Session

Please come to the session if you are interested in learning Japanese.

  1. Nov 14 (Wed) 16:05 at F112
  2. Nov 15 (Thu) 16:05 at F210
  3. Nov 16 (Fri) 16:05 at F210
  4. Nov 30 (Fri) 16:05 at F302
Program Details
Program Dates

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - Friday, March 15, 2019

Program Fee

¥50,000
(Includes language class fees, activity fees, and insurance. Lunch, travel to APU, and travel to activity locations are not included.)

Course Classes
  1. Standard Class (Pre-Advanced Japanese Level)
    To improve participants’ Japanese language skills and offer chances to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and society through Japanese cultural experiences and interaction with people in the local community
    Syllabus (PDF)
    -Schedule (Not Final) (PDF)
  2. Advanced Class (Advanced Japanese Level)
    To improve participants’ Japanese language skills and offer chances to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and society and give them useful skills through writing newspaper for the Kannawa Region
    Syllabus (PDF)
    -Schedule (Not Final) (PDF)
Eligibility

(Undergraduate students) 1st – 7th Semester Students
(Graduate students) 1st – 3rd Semester Master Students

Additional eligibility requirements for each course are shown below.
Course Undergraduate Students Graduate Students
English-basis
(native speakers excluded)
Japanese-basis
International Students
Master’s Degree Students
(native speakers excluded)
Standard
Course
  • Enrolled in Intermediate Japanese
  • Passed (or exempt from) Intermediate Japanese, not registered for Pre-Advanced Japanese

Students who want to improve their Japanese skills.

※Divided into Standard or Advanced course based on interview results

  • Currently enrolled or passed Japanese Communication IV
  • Passed JLPT N3 or above

※Divided into Standard or Advanced course based on interview results.

Advanced Course
  • Enrolled in Pre-Advanced Japanese
  • Passed (or exempt from) Pre-Advanced Japanese

* Students who wish to participate in job hunting or attend other programs during the JUMP program are not allowed to apply.
* Students currently enrolled in Intermediate / Pre-Advanced Japanese or Japanese Communication IV who fail those classes due to their attendance are not allowed to participate in the program.

Class Sizes

25 Students per Class
The class will be cancelled if there are less than five registered students.

Screening

Applicants will be screened based on their submitted essays (from the online application) as well as the results of their interview.

Exemption from Japanese language classes
  • Students whose working proficiency in the Japanese language has improved can take an exam to exempt them from taking Pre-Advanced Japanese or Advanced Japanese which are held during the course of the program.
  • Students who pass the exemption exam during the program will be exempted from either Pre-Advanced Japanese or Advanced Japanese, or both, for the following semester.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in or who have completed Advanced Japanese are ineligible to take the exam.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in Pre-Advanced Japanese or Advanced Japanese and receive an F grade for those courses will have their exemptions cancelled.
  • Graduate students are not eligible to apply for exemption.


Application Handbook

Application Handbook (PDF) for AY2018 Fall Semester JUMP Program


How to Apply

Access the application survey at the following URL.
The survey will be available during the application period.

- Apply Online
(Application Period:Nov 12(Mon), 2018 - Dec 5(Wed), 2018)

※It is not necessary to attend the guidance session to apply.

AY 2018 Program Schedule
Event AY 2018 Fall Semester
Announcement of Program Beginning of November
Application Period Nov 12(Mon), 2018 - Dec 5(Wed), 2018
Information Session Nov 14, Nov 15, Nov 16, and Nov 30
Interviews Dec 10(Mon) - Dec 12(Wed)
Results Notification Dec 13(Thu)
Deadline for payment of program fee Dec 21(Fri)
Program Events (4 weeks) Feb 16(Sat) - Mar 15(Fri), 2019
Grades Released June 2019, Grade Correction Period 2
Note: Grades will be shown as AY 2018 FA Courses


Contact Information

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) Academic Office (Closed Dec 27 – Jan 6)
Coordinators: Academic Office Tazawa, Zaitsu
TEL: 0977-78-1101 (Open:10:00~16:30)
FAX: 0977-78-1102
E-mail: cleac@apu.ac.jp


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