Summer Program for International Students

SWU Summer International Program (SSIP)
*This program is only offered to students currently studying at an SWU partner institution.


This summer program is designed for students who are interested in Japan but have not yet studied Japanese.
Students will study Japanese culture, history, and society through a variety of lectures conducted in English and on field trips to historic sites and museums.
Students will also experience collaborative research, discussions, and presentations with SWU students in  Cross-Cultural Workshops.
The program consists of 2 courses: Japanese Studies and Cross-Cultural Workshop.
Both courses are worth credits, and a certificate will be issued upon completion of the program.
Japanese Studies: 1 credit
Cross-Cultural Workshop: 2 credits

▼SSIP YouTube Trailer

For program details, see Program Flyer SSIP 2023!
Also, check out the past program blog posts of SSIP.


SWU Summer International Program (SSIP) 2023
June 20 (Tue) ~ July 5 (Wed)
Check-in Day June 19 (Mon) / Check-out Day July 6 (Thu)


⮚Female undergraduate or graduate university students whose nominated by their home university.
⮚Must be able to make travel arrangements and arrive in Japan by the designated date.
⮚Must be willing to commit and contribute to the program by actively interacting with both international students and Japanese students through lectures, activities, and group projects.
⮚The program is conducted in English. No knowledge of the Japanese language is required!


STEP 1   Nomination via University Office
Applicants must be from one of SWU’s partner universities and be nominated by their home university by February 20 (Mon).
Please get in touch with the study abroad office at your home university regarding the nomination process.

STEP2   Student Application
-Carefully read through the pledge form, sign it, and prepare a scanned pledge form in PDF or jpeg format.
-Prepare a scanned copy of your passport in PDF or jpeg format.
-Input all necessary information, upload documents and complete the online application by March 6 (Mon) *JST.
*For students who cannot access the online application form (Google Form), please fill in the application form and send it to along with a passport copy and signed pledge form.


To smoothly and safely  deliver the program, participants are asked to do the following before arrival:

1) Check the latest border measures/entry regulations in Japan

2) Prepare necessary documents for entry to Japan
*As of December 2022, students must have a valid vaccination certificate (3 doses) or a negative result of a pre-departure PCR test.

3) Sign-up for travel and health insurance that covers COVID-19-related costs.
Details of the insurance must be shared with SWU before departure.

4) Register “Visit Japan Web” before departure

For questions, contact SWU Center for International Exchange at

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