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Intensive Japanese Language & Culture Studies in Osaka


Small Program, Big City

You’ll have the best of both worlds—a fully staffed program with few students on a cozy campus, and a bustling metropolis only a 15-minute train ride away. Get the individual attention you need in the language classroom, and then enjoy all of the outlets you could possibly want after class.

Total Japanese Immersion

You’ll take intensive language classes, live with a local roommate, attend language activities, and if that’s not enough, you’ll uphold a part-time language pledge, too. The reward? You’ll jump at least a full year’s worth of Japanese in a semester. (And you might start dreaming in Japanese, too…)

Local Roommates

Living with a local roommate is about more than just sharing a room. Your roommate can show you where to get the best noodles, how to decipher a train map, and where to find the bookstore with the widest selection of manga. What will you do with your roommate?

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arrival date
departure date
program length
recommended credits
application deadline
Spring 01/13/2016 05/14/2016 17 Weeks 14-18 $20,590
What’s Included
None October 1
Fall 08/29/2016 12/22/2016 16 Weeks 14-18 $20,590
What’s Included
None May 1
Summer Learn More About the Summer Program

Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $15,590 goes to tuition & fees, and $5,000 goes to housing.

Spring or Fall

$20,590/ Semester

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

We estimate that you’ll need an additional $1,400 for airfare and $1,400 for meals. Students typically spend about $1,000 on personal expenses, too.

What's Included

Activities & Excursions

The activities & excursions that we arrange are included in your tuition. All you need to do is show up…and bring your camera.

Housing with a Local Roommate

We arrange your housing in a furnished apartment. And we find you a local roommate, too.


We guide you step-by-step through the visa process. You do the legwork, but we’ll make sure you have the documentation & information you need, when you need it.

Course Materials & Transcript

Your textbooks & course supplies are covered and waiting for you in Osaka. We’ll send you an official transcript at the end of the term, too.

Medical Insurance

We provide you medical insurance. Insurance is comprehensive and includes coverage for medical evacuation.

Staff Support

We support your journey, every step of the way. From pre-departure to orientation to on-site to re-entry. We’re here to help.


Need money? You can apply for a CET scholarship, or learn about other sources of funding, like Diversity Abroad or the Fund for Education Abroad.

What's Not Included

The program fee does not include round-trip transportation to & from Japan, meals, items & services of a personal nature, and medical expenses not covered by the insurance provided.

Price Subject to Change

CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control. This right includes, but is not limited to, surcharging students for additional costs incurred due to under-enrollment in any given course.