Program Dates

Students can attend Obirin University for the Fall semester or one academic year,or participate in the five-week Summer Intensive Japanese Program.  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.

Summer 2014 Intensive Japanese Program

Date Program
May 25 Arrive in Japan (Narita Airport)
  Orientation, Campus Tour, First Classes, and Welcome Reception
June 27 Last Classes, Reflection and Evaluation, and Farewell Reception
June 30 Departure from Japan


Obirin Academic Calendar for 2014–2015 (Tentative)

Date Program
 Sept. 2 Arrival Date
Sept. 4-18 Orientation
Sept. 19 Classes Begin (Friday)
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 School Festival (No Classes)
Dec. 22 Last day of classes before vacation. Last day of classes for semester-long program students
Jan. 8 Classes Resume
Jan. 26 Last Day of Classes for Fall Semester
Jan. 26-Feb. 2 Final Examinations
 Apr. 13 Classes begin for Spring Semester
July 29 Last day of classes
July 30 - Aug. 5 Final Examinations
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