International Christian University Summer Plus Fall Accelerated Language Program
Tokyo, Japan (Outgoing Program)
The ICU Summer and Fall Intensive is designed for outstanding Rutgers students who will have completed Japanese 102 prior to going abroad. Priority will be given to students looking to major in Asian Languages and Cultures. Please contact the Center for Global Education for further information.
Mitaka is a city in Tokyo Prefecture with a population of some 200,000. It is home to the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan as well as to a popular museum that features the anime work of Studio Ghibli. While the city neighborhoods are mostly residential with a “forest” of high-rise condominiums around Mitaka Station, there are also many farmlands and forests showing traces of the old Musashino area, as well as rich natural greenery along the four water routes of the city, the Nogawa, Senkawa and Kandagawa rivers and the Tamagawa Josui Canal. Mitaka lies along the JR Chuo line and students can easily reach Shinjuku station in about 30 minutes.
Students selected for the ICU Summer plus Fall program will begin their studies on the ICU summer language program. Upon completing this program students will transition into the ICU fall term where they will take an Intensive Language course. In addition to the language class students will be able to select one elective from another ICU department. More information about these courses can be found on the College of Liberal Arts course offering web page. Additional ICU academic information can be found on the ICU Academic Systems web page.
Students will take one of the following course tracks (placement will be based upon the results of the ICU Japanese placement test):
1) Summer Intensive 2 (5.5 credits) + Fall Japanese 5 (5.5 credits) + 1-2 Fall English taught electives (credits vary by course)
2) Summer Regular Japanese 2 ( credits) + Fall Intensive 2 (9.5 credits) + 1 Fall English taught elective (credits vary by course)
3) Summer Intensive 2 (5.5 credits) + Fall Intensive 3 (9.5 credits) + 1 Fall English taught elective (credits vary by course)
The credit translation system between ICU and Rutgers University is as follows: 6 ICU credits = 5.5 RU credits, 3 ICU credits = 2.5 RU credits, 2 ICU credits = 1.5 RU credits. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass or fail.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Fall Semester: Early July - Late November
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the ICU web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
Participants on the summer and fall intensive program will stay in one of ICU’s on-campus dormitories. Rooms will be double-occupancy with shared bathrooms and kitchenettes. More information about these options can be found on the ICU web page. Students also have the opportunity to arrange a homestay for the summer and fall terms. Homestays will include two meals per day.
Program Cost: Fall 2017
For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
Bridging Scholarship – Available to all study abroad students participating in a semester or year-long program in Japan. For more information please visit the Bridging Scholarship website.
ICU International Office - Scholarship opportunities available -ICU Scholarship Information for Exchange Students from Partner Universities in 2017-2018.pdf
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.