Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad Summer Session


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Approved Programs

Yale faculty and staff have approved the following programs for Light Fellows to pursue intensive Japanese language study. These sites were selected for their academic rigor immersive learning environments but all have their own unique characteristics. Depending on your academic and personal goals, you might find that a certain program is better suited to your needs than others. Carefully review the page for each approved site for any specific notes or requirements

Tip: The approved language levels below indicate the level (year) of language study approved at each program. In general, after L1/L2 at Yale, you will be placed in 2nd year at our approved programs; after L3/L4, you will be placed in 3rd year; if you are taking an L5 class, you should consider programs with options for 4th year and above. Heritage track students may be placed higher at certain programs.  You will not know your actual placement until you take the placement test at each program.  If you have specific questions about your possible placement, please contact the language program directly. 

Program Name City Program Terms Language Levels (year)
CET-Japan Osaka Summer, Fall, Spring, Academic Year 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Hokkaido International Foundation Hakodate Summer 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies Yokohama Summer, Academic Year 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies Kyoto Summer 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Middlebury in Japan Tokyo Fall, Spring, Academic Year 3rd, 4th, 5th
Nanzan University: Center for Japanese Studies Nagoya Fall, Spring, Academic Year 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Princeton in Ishikawa Kanazawa Summer 2nd, 3rd
Sun Academy Nihongo Center Tokyo Summer 2nd, 3rd