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Summer Program

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2020/10/1 -Updated

Postponed Ocha Summer Program will be held ONLINE

<Announced on October 1st, 2020 >

We inform our partner universities and students interested in this program that Ochanomizu University has decided to hold our postponed Ocha Summer Program ONLINE. As a result of thorough internal discussion, we came to conclusion that it is hard to protect students' health and safety in this uncertain situations caused by COVID-19. 

We are sorry for any inconveniences this may cause you and your students. Program will be held from 6 February, 2021 -  20 February, 2021 but participants will start exchanges with Ochanomizu students from December 2020.

Major update corresponding to online program is the course structure:  

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  • "Culture and Society Course" will consist of two sub-courses: 'Trans-border issues in Japan' and 'Exploring Natural Sciences & Technology '. Some part of lectures of 'Lifestyle in Japan' will be combined into the other two sub-courses. Students should pick either sub-course. Project Work with Japanese students is mandatory for both sub-courses. For the details, please check here.
  •  "Japanese Language Course" remain the same, but Intermediate class will not be held (only the Beginner and Pre-intermediate classes will be held). For the details, please check here.

Postponement of Ocha Summer Program for Global Leaders 2020

<Announced on May 11th, 2020>

We must regretfully inform you that we have decided to postpone our Summer Program 2020 to February 2021, with consideration for COVID-19 pandemic situation.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused to students who have already applied and who had been considering to apply the program.
All students who have already applied for the program are going to receive a message directly from the office regarding the postponement and the details will be announced on this website as soon as it has been confirmed. Thank you very much for your kind understanding and cooperation.

Ocha Summer Program for Global Leaders in February 2021

This program is to provide intensive courses for Ochanomizu University / Graduate School students and overseas / Japanese partner universities students.  All classes are multi-cultural, aiming for students’ career development and promotion of international exchanges. For further details, see "What is the Summer Program?".


Program date:

Saturday, 6 February, 2021 - Saturday, 20 February, 2021

Nomination Deadline: 【1st Nomination】 due Friday, 31 January, 2020

【2nd Nomination】due Tuesday, 15 September, 2020  (for additional nomination, if applicable)

Application Deadline:

Application is no longer required since we are swtiching to online. 

Nominees will automatically proceed to selection from Ochanomizu University and the result will be informed by the end of November.  


  • Culture and Society Course (taught in English)

1. Trans-Border Issues in Japan  +  PROJECT WORK for Global Leaders
2. Exploring Natural Science and Technology in Japan  +  PROJECT WORK for Global Leaders

  • Japanese Language Course for Beginners



Culture and Society Courses: Four Ochanomizu University’s credits

Japanese Language Course: Two Ochanomizu University’s credits

 → Our grading policy is here

Costs Registration fee: 10,000 JPY  /  Tuition fee: free
 →Payment is due November 27th 2020

Maximum Enrollment


Culture and Society Courses: 30 students (15 each for the two sub-courses)

Japanese Language Corse: 30 students (15 each for the two levels)

Visa & Accommodation

For information about visa and accommodation, check here.


If you have any question, please first check out the Q&A of the summer program. If the Q&A does not answer your question, feel free to contact us at ocha-summer@cc.ocha.ac.jp 

Transportation and Local Information

· Narita International Airport / NRT
· Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport) / HND
· JR EAST-Japan Railway Company

■ Information about Japan and Tokyo
・ Official Tourism Guide for Japan Travel
· Japan-guide.com (Japan Travel and Living Guide)

· Tokyo Prefecture General Information Guide