Rice in Japan

Rice in Japan is an innovative 6-week intensive Japanese language and intercultural communication summer program led by Dr. Naoko Ozaki of Rice CLIC.

This program aims to build students’ intercultural communication ability through active, critical language awareness and language use in its natural sociocultural context. The program maximizes students’ opportunities to interact with local people through home-stays, community engagement, language partners, and cultural excursions. Furthermore, in order to develop their own understanding of how to interact with native speakers, students will gather empirical language data and analyze it in the classroom to identify discursive and cultural patterns of communication.

Location: Tokyo
Dates: May 16 – June 27, 2017
Prerequisites: First year Japanese (JAPA 141-142) or Placement into JAPA 263
Credits: 6 Rice credits
Cost: $6,000 for tuition* Financial aid (PDF)
Application: November 1, 2016 - January 20, 2017 **
Application Fee: Rice students: $50    Visiting students: $100
Application booklets (PDF): Rice students Visiting students

For more information email Dr. Naoko Ozaki: naoko.ozaki@rice.edu

* Tuition for summer 2017 has not been officially announced yet, but the rates are expected to be similar or the same as for Summer 2016. Rice CLIC has some limited funding for Rice students with financial need. More information (PDF)
** The program must have a minimum of 12 registered students.