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. 

 All Light-Fellowship approved programs that are eligible for credit are considered Non-Yale Study Abroad programs and the International Study Award and Yale Financial Aid may be applied to participation in these programs. Please meet with Kripa Bhagat (Assistant Director, Light Fellowship) if you are interested in applying or participating in this program and applying funding outside of the Light Fellowship to the experience. 

Due to the possibility of travel restrictions, the Light fellowship has approved the Middlebury Language Schools in Vermont for Summer 2022.

Program Name City Program Terms Language Levels (year) COVID -19 UPDATE
CET-Japan Osaka Summer, Fall, Spring, Academic Year 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Spring 2022 Virtual 

Summer 2022 TBD 

Hokkaido International Foundation Hokkaido Summer 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Summer 22 Virtual 

Ineligible for Light Summer 2022 due to shortened programming

Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies Yokohama Summer, Academic Year 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Summer 2022 TBD

AY 22 - 23 TBD

Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies Kyoto Summer 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Summer 2022 Virtual
Middlebury in Japan Tokyo Fall, Spring, Academic Year 3rd, 4th, 5th

AY 22 -23 TBD

Middlebury Language Immersion Schools in Vermont Middlebury, VT  Summer 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th  Summer 2022 In-Person
Nanzan University: Center for Japanese Studies Nagoya Fall, Spring, Academic Year 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Spring 2022 Virtual 

Fall 2022 TBD 

Princeton in Ishikawa Kanazawa Summer 2nd, 3rd Summer 2022 Virtual
Sun Academy Nihongo Center Tokyo Summer 2nd, 3rd

Summer 2022 TBD 

This table was updated January 31, 2022.