Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad Summer Session

Sun Academy Nihongo Center

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Please note that this program ran virtually in Summer 2022. Summer 2023 In-person is TBD. 

Sun Academy Nihongo Center offers this rigorous program only for a small cohort of Yale students, with an average of four to five students per class.  Curriculum and textbooks are selected through close consultation with Yale Japanese instructors.  . Small overall program size (typically 15 or fewer total) makes the program intimate and personalized. Buddy program connects Sun Academy students with local university students for classes, activities, and other outings. Typically half-time homestay provides another element of social immersion.  Please note the duration of the homestay is subject to change at the program's discretion.

A great program for students who will be proactive about using their free time well. Tokyo offers endless opportunities to explore various cultural scenes. May not be a strong choice for someone who would prefer regimented extracurricular events or someone interested in meeting students from other universities. 

Category Program Description
# of students on program ~15
Avg. Class Size ~5 
Housing Style Students spend half program in home stay and half program in studio dormitory housing. 
Language buddy available? Yes, language buddy practice is built in to class size. 
Approved Levels 2nd, 3rd
Approved Terms Summer 

Program Application Notes:

  • Sun Academy accepts the Light Fellowship Language Evaluation as a substitute for one letter of recommendation from a language instructor.