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.


Spring 2015

Date Program
April 11 Arrive in Japan (Narita Airport)
 April 13 Classes Begin
July 29 Classes Finish
July 30-August 5 Final Exam Period
August 7 Depart from Japan

Fall 2015

Date Program
 Sept. 2 Arrive in Japan (Narita Airport)
Sept. 18 Classes Begin
October 30- Nov 2 School Festival (no classes)
December 24 Last day of classes before vacation. Last day of classes for semester-long program students
Jan. 8 Classes Resume
Jan. 25 Last Day of Classes for Fall Semester
Jan. 21 - 28 Final Examinations
Jan 30 Depart from Japan