Sapporo Summer – Japanese Language & Culture (Hokkaido)


    Summer Program in Sapporo, Japan
    Study Japanese Language & Culture
    Includes Activities & Field Trips
    2 wks; $1095 / 4 wks: $1695 USD
    Minimum age is 15 yrs

    The Program / Location

    Sapporo is the central city of Hokkaido, and the political and economic center of northern Japan.
    Hokkaido is richly endowed with natural beauty, and a very popular tourist destination for Japanese people. Sapporo is well known for it’s winter and summer time activities, such as the popular “Snow Festival” in February, the Yosakoi Soran Festival in early June, and the Sapporo Summer Festival in late July, offering many sightseeing opportunities and places suitable for interacting with the local people. Minimum age is 15 yrs.

    Small group classes of 3 – 8 students learning Japanese daily (M-F), for 3 lessons per day, are taught by qualified instructors, as well as supervised field trips to local events and attractions. These courses are most suitable for students wishing to learn Japanese language intensively for short periods, and who want to experience Sapporo (Hokkaido), Japan.

    Courses – Small Group Classes

    Japanese language – all levels: beginner – advanced. All students take a placement test, and are placed in the proper level course. Small group classes of 3 – 8 students are the usual size. 3 lessons per day, of 45 minutes each. Both conversation skills, reading and writing are emphasized. No classes on Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays.

    Textbook often used is: “Minna no Nihongo”. Bring your copy if you have one, or buy there ($40 est).

    * Supervised field trips are also arranged (optional). Small fee for transportation, facility, and any meals.

    * Certificate issued when course is completed.

    Academic Credit

    College credit (or high school) can be obtained. Transcript certificate issued, and used to earn transfer credit. Usually students earn 3 – 4 credits per month.


    Staff supervised field trips are arranged to various local sites as well as Festivals. These are optional, and not required to attend, but fun and educational. Small fee may be required to help cover the costs of transportation, facility fee, and any meals…paid by each student. Info provided during the orientation there.


    Housing and meals provided in student residence (dorm), or with a local host family. Guest house also an option (no meals). Costs $250 USD per week. Add on if desired.

    Student dormitory – single room, shared bathroom, and 2 meals daily in cafeterias (except Sundays). Japanese students also living there.

    Local Host Family – includes 2 meals per day (breakfast & dinner). Minimum age to stay with host family is 18 yrs. If under age 18, an exception may be made, just ask CSA.

    Guest House (flat) – single room, shared bathroom and kitchen. No meals. Other guests include students and other foreigners working there.

    * Can arrange own housing if desired.

    Dates and Fees

    * Minimum age is 15 yrs.
    * Small group classes – 3 hrs (lessons daily), M-F.
    * All levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced


    2 Weeks July (early start)
    Sample 2017 dates: July 10th – 21st
    $1095 USD
    3 Weeks July (start early)
    Sample 2017 dates: July 10th – 28th
    $1395 USD
    4 Weeks July (start early) – August (early)
    Sample 2017 dates: July 10th – August 4th
    $1695 USD


    Minimum age is 15 yrs.


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