The program is offered in multiple levels, and the appropriate course levels are designed for the participants from introductory learners who have no previous experience with Japanese, to more advanced students who have studied the language before. Class placement will be decided by the CJLE placement test, which is required for all the participants to take at the beginning of the program.
The lectures offer the opportunity to learn and come in touch with Japanese culture and society. Field trips are held, and each trip is preceded by a lecture given by our professors. Each lecture provides the background knowledge and information before the students participate in a particular field trip.
In addition to the Japanese language course and lectures on Japanese culture and society, optional workshops are offered for the program participants. For instance, activities such as Noh Workshop, Home Visit Program, Origami, Calligraphy, and Tea Ceremony Event are included.
In principle, the program participants stay at Tachikawa International Hall near Rikkyo University’s Niiza campus. Tachikawa International Hall is a conference and activity center established for the purpose of enabling various kinds of exchanges by a wide variety of people in the Rikkyo community. The Tachikawa Memorial International Hall has shower rooms, a coin laundry, bedsheets, and other amenities at your disposal. The Niiza campus is very comfortable place to study, and classes are held on the Niiza campus, only a five-minute walk away from the accommodation. Also, the Niiza campus is conveniently located near supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, and other facilities. Tokyo is only 30 minutes away from the Niiza Campus, so it is certainly possible to visit Tokyo.
The program participants are provided their student ID cards and have the access to use the university libraries. Also, the participants can register free-of-charge to use the training gym on campus after they attend the orientation session. Furthermore, they may also use the indoor swimming pool by submitting an application form.