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May 15–July 2, 2018

Discover the language in its authentic setting. You will have a “homestay” with a Japanese family, see the famous sights and experience the rich culture of Japan. Enjoy field trips to study traditional arts such as the tea ceremony, and calligraphy, Gagaku or traditional Japanese court music, and travel for a special two-day-long tour of an historical spot in Japan.

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Earn Up to 2 Units

  • JAPN 201 and JAPN 202: Intermediate Japanese
  • JAPN 301 Japanese Conversation and JAPN 302 Japanese Reading
  • JAPN 495 Independent Study (1 unit)
  • JAPN 497 Selected Topics (1 unit)
Pre-Approval and Orientation

Please be aware that you must have verbal or written approval from the director BEFORE registering for the class.

Attendance at all orientation meetings during the spring semester is mandatory. (Exception: non-University of Richmond students who will be informed by mail, fax, or phone.)

What's Included
  • Round trip air fare; Washington Dulles - Tokyo Narita - Hamamatsu - Tokyo Narita - Washington Dulles
  • Tuition for two courses (up to 2 units)
  • Cultural excursion (does not include local bus/train fare.)
  • Farewell party
  • Host family stay - Your host family will voluntarily provide your lodging and also your breakfast and dinner at its own expense, as a personal contribution to you and to the Hamamatsu program.
Not Included
  • Lunch (Both breakfast and dinner provided by host family)
  • Long-distance phone calls
  • Transportation fee from home stay to class and back (if necessary)
  • Field trip transportation
Application, Timeline & Fees

Application & Deposit: $300 nonrefundable deposit with application

  • Application DeadlineExtended to Friday, February 23, 2018!
  • 1st Payment: March 16
  • Final Payment: April 16

Cost: Approximately $6,600 (includes round-trip airfare to/from Washington, DC to Hamamatsu, Japan)

Submit payments in the Student Accounts office (payable to University of Richmond, designated Japan Study Abroad).

Scholarship: UR students are eligible to apply for the Holt Summer Study Abroad Scholarship. Selected recipients will receive approximately $2,000 toward the cost of an approved UR Summer Study Abroad program.

Director, Japanese Language Program
Application Information

All interested students, both UR and non-Richmond, may apply online using Gateway Abroad, the same online application system used for semester- and year-long study abroad programs.

Follow this link to begin your online application:

  1. Select the Apply Now button/link
  2. UR students may log into the system using your UR netID and password
  3. Non-UR students should review the Non-Richmond Students instructions
  4. complete the online application and select your program

Contact Us

Office of Summer Studies
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays