Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad Summer Session

Princeton in Ishikawa

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Classes are carefully planned and lessons meticulously prepared by instructors who focus entirely on teaching. Extracurricular offerings (classes, outings, etc.) offered almost daily. Full-time homestay arranged with program’s strong local connections. Kanazawa provides a comfortably small, easy-to-navigate city with ample history and cultural significance.

A wonderful program for a student who wants academic rigor and a homestay. 

For a limited number of students, PII is able to arrange an internship during the summer following students' participation in the program. 

Category Program Description
Total # of students on program ~50 students 
Avg. Class Size 8-10 students
Housing Students stay with host families.
Language Buddy?  No, but students have ample opportunity to interact with native speakers in home stay. 
Approved levels 2nd, 3rd
Approved terms Summer 

Program Application Notes:

  • Admissions to PII are quite competitive. If PII is your first-choice program, we strongly recommend applying to at least one backup option.
  • PII accepts the Light Fellowship Language Evaluation as a substitute for one letter of recommendation from a language instructor. Students should write the name of their current or most recent Japanese instructor with the Light Fellowship email address ( for one of their references.
  • You will also need to request a second recommendation from a second Japanese instructor. If you have only had one Japanese language instructor at Yale, in addition to the language evaluation, you will need a second recommendation from a professor in another academic area at Yale university of a Japanese instructor at another institution.

Looking to speak to a returnee? Connect with former fellows who participated in the PII program here