Short-Term Programs

Summer Program

We are excited to announce that AIU will be offering the Summer Program IN-PERSON in 2023 for the first time in four years!

Our Summer Program is a six-week, six-credit, intensive Japanese language and culture study program designed for highly motivated undergraduate students around the world. Participants can take elementary courses taught by experienced Japanese instructors to hone their Japanese language skills in a small class environment.

Program date: Monday, June 19, 2023 – Friday, July 28, 2023
Application Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023
Levels: JPL120, JPL125, and JPL220
- From Absolute beginners to Advanced beginning learners
JPL120: Covers Genki Vol. I: Chapters 1 through 6
JPL125: Covers Genki Vol. I: Chapters 7 through 12
JPL220: Covers Genki Vol. II: Chapters 13 through 18
- For details, please refer to "Courses" in the "Academics & Calendar" section.
Credits: Six AIU credits
Fees: 345,000 JPY
(Including a refundable deposit of 5,000 JPY)
Maximum Enrollment: 40
Important Dates for Admission
Friday, March 10 Deadline for application submission (Scanned copy by email)
Monday, April 3 Announcement of application results
Sunday, April 16 Deadline for Online Medical Information Form (Part I)
Friday, April 21 Payment due
Friday, May 19 Deadline for submission of the following forms:
- Medical Information Form (Scanned copy by email)
(Part II: Completed by Physician & Part III / Medical Treatment Authorization and Consent Form: Completed by Parent, Guardian, or Next of Kin)
- Online Arrival Form
- Dietary Needs Survey (To be announced by email)
Information about Japan
Information about Akita

Contact Us

Should you have any questions regarding the admission procedure or program, please contact us at

Center for International Affairs
Akita International University
Yuwa, Akita-City 010-1292 Japan
Tel. +81-(0)18-886-5927, +81-(0)18-886-5937
Fax. +81-(0)18-886-5853
Email :
Office Hours (Mon - Fri) 9:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00