Incoming International Students KIT-SPJ Guidebook 2019

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 2019, three levels of Japanese language courses are scheduled to be offered:

Basic Japanese Communication for novice or zero learners

Japanese Communication I for Beginning-Lower Intermediate level
(those who have studied Japanese for about one year at college level)

Japanese Communication II for Intermediate level
(those who have studied Japanese for about two years at college level)

Courses and Credits to be awarded

Participants are enrolled in one of the three 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 2019 starts from June 12th to July 25th with one break in the middle of the program (July 12th - 15th).


Participants must arrive at KIT campus by 4:00 pm on June 10th to check in KIT International Community House. KIT will provide a free pickup service at 10:00 am on June 10th. We will meet the students in front of a Ticket Reservation Office (Midori no Madoguchi) outside the main ticket gate of JR (Japan Railway) Kanazawa Station. The room 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 10th 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 room keys. See "How to get to Kanazawa" for the details.


Although the program ends on July 25th, all the participants are NOT allowed to leave the KIT campus prior to the checkout time of 9:00 am, July 26th. It is mandatory to take part in the checkout activities such as room cleaning, room inspection, PC return, and bicycle return.

Room check-in date June 10th
-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 11th
Opening ceremony and Program orientation June 12th
Welcome party & Placement test June 12th
Field trip to Anamizu June 14th - 15th
Meet with host families June 26th
Half-day home visit June 29th
Long weekend (no classes) July 12th - 15th
Farewell party July 20th
Closing ceremony July 25th
Room checkout time 9:00 am, July 26th
Faculty and Staff
Program Faculty
Name Title
Hiroko Fudano Program Director

Name Title
Kazunori Kugo Director, International Program Office
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)