Students can attend Obirin University for the Fall semester or one academic year. While the Japanese Academic Calendar structure is different than the U.S. Academic Calendar structure, the program does operate on a semester basis.
Students who wish to study abroad at Obirin University must always begin the program starting in the Fall. Semester exchange runs from September through December, while a year exchange runs from September through July.
There is also a Summer Intensive Japanese Program offered by Obirin. The program lasts for four weeks.
Summer 2013 Intensive Japanese Program
|May 22||Arrive in Japan|
|May 23||Orientation, Campus Tour, First Classes, and Welcome Reception|
|June 18||Last Classes, Reflection and Evaluation, and Farewell Reception|
|June 19||Departure from Japan|
Obirin Academic Calendar for 2013–2014 (Tentative)
|Sept. 4||Arrival Date|
|Sept. 20||Classes Begin (Friday)|
|Yamanakako International Camp|
|Oct. 31-Nov. 3||School Festival (No Classes)|
|Dec. 23||Last day of classes before vacation. Last day of classes for semester-long program students|
|Jan. 9||Classes Resume|
|Jan. 23||Last Day of Classes for Fall Semester|
|Jan. 24 - 30||Examinations|
|Orientation and placement test for Japanese-language students|
|Apr. 14||Classes begin for Spring Semester|
|J.F. Oberlin Foundation Day|
|Ashinoko International Camp|
|July 29||Last day of classes|
|July 30 - Aug. 5||Examinations|