Incoming International Students KIT-SPJ Guidebook 2018

Welcome to KIT-SPJ!

Program Overview

Hello and welcome to KIT- Summer Program in Japanese (KIT-SPJ)! This program is offered as a part of the student exchange agreements between KIT and its sister schools. It aims to give them rich experience in 1) improving communication skills in Japanese language and 2) understanding Japanese culture and society through lectures and cultural programs.


The participants have to be enrolled at one of the KIT’s sister schools and apply through its international office. Students in all majors can apply, but they also need to meet the following language requirements if they already possess some knowledge in Japanese.

In 2018, two levels of Japanese language courses are scheduled to be offered: Basic Japanese Communication is for novice learners, or those who have had almost no previous studies in Japanese; Japanese Communication II is for those who have studied for two years at college level, or who have equivalent level of proficiency at the time the program starts. (Japanese Communication I for those who have had one year study is not available this time.)

Courses and Credits to be awarded

Participants are enrolled in one of the two 4-credit language courses listed in the previous section and in another 4-credit culture course, Japan Studies Seminar. Those who complete both courses will be given a certificate and granted 8 credits from KIT. (At KIT, a 4-credit hour course consists of 31 ninety-minute sessions.)


KIT-SPJ 2018 starts from June 13th to July 26th with two breaks in the middle of the program (June 28th- July 1st and July 13th - July 16th).


Participants must arrive at KIT campus by 4:00 pm on June 11th to check in the student apartments. KIT will provide a free pickup service at 10:00 am on June 11th. We will meet the students in front of a Ticket Reservation Office (Midori no Madoguchi) right outside the main ticket gate of JR (Japan Railway) Kanazawa Station. The apartment key is given to each student upon arrival.

Those who will NOT use a free pickup service have to reach KIT by themselves between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm on June 11th using public transportation services. They have to come to the Exchange Program Section located on the 2nd floor of Bldg. 23 to pick up their apartment keys. See "How to get to Kanazawa" for the details.


Although the program ends on July 26th, all the participants are NOT allowed to leave the KIT campus prior to the checkout time of 1:00 pm, July 27th. It is mandatory to take part in the checkout activities such as room cleaning, room inspection, PC return, and bicycle return in the morning of July 27th.

Apartment check-in date June 11th
-use a free pick up service at 10:00 am
at JR Kanazawa station
-come to KIT by yourself sometime
between 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Living orientation June 12th
Opening ceremony and Program orientation June 13th
Welcome party & Placement test June 13th
Field trip to Anamizu June 15th - 16th
Meet with host families June 19th
Half-day home visit June 23rd
Long weekends (no classes) June 28th - July 1st, and July 13th – July 16th
Farewell party July 21st
Closing ceremony July 26th
Apartment checkout time 9:00 am, July 27th
Faculty and Staff
Program Faculty
Name Title
Hiroko Fudano Program Director

Name Title
Sanae Komori Section Manager, Exchange Program Section
Tazuko Wakasugi Staff, Exchange Program Section
Shizu Fujimura Staff, Exchange Program Section
Nhung Le Staff, Exchange Program Section
Contact us

Please contact below for any inquiries.


Skype account: kit.oip (only accessible during the KIT-SPJ period)