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Program Dates

Students can attend Obirin University for the fall or spring semester, a full academic year, or participate in the five-week Summer Program.  While the Japanese Academic Calendar structure differs from the U.S. Academic Calendar structure, the program does operate on a semester basis.

Summer 2019 

Date Program
July 1- July 30 Course Dates


Spring Semester 2019

Date Program
Date Program
March 27 Arrival in Japan
March 28 Orientation
April 11 Classes Begin
July 24 Classes End
July 25 - July 31 Final Exams
August 2 Departure from Japan


Fall Semester 2018

Date Program
Aug. 30 Arrival in Japan
Aug. 31 - Sept. 15 Mandatory Orientation
Sept. 17 Classes Begin
Nov. 15 Early Departure Application Deadline
Dec. 25 December Departure
Jan. 21, 2019 Last Day of Classes
Jan. 22 - 29, 2019 Final Examinations
Jan. 31, 2019 Departure from Japan