Program Description

Academic Schedule – Summer 2017

June 8 (Thu), 9 (Fri)
Placement tests
June 10 (Sat)
Opening ceremony. Homestay starts.
June 12 (Mon)
First semester starts.
July 6 (Thu)
Final examination
July 7 (Fri) - 10 (Mon)
Semester break
July 11 (Tue)
Second semester starts.
August 3 (Thu)
Study day (No classes)
August 4 (Fri)
Final examination
August 5 (Sat)
Closing ceremony
August 6 (Sun)
Last day of homestay

Participants should arrive in Hakodate by noon of June 8, 2017 (JST). If your university operates on a quarter system and have a schedule conflict with the HIF program, please contact HIF Office.

During the homestay period, staying out overnight is prohibited whether at another student’s home or at a hotel, except for the semester break.

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Comments from Alumni

  • Name:
    Matthew Donley
    University:
    University of
    Michigan

    HIF is an outstanding program that offers not just instruction in the Japanese language, but it also serves as a gateway into Japanese culture...
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  • Name:
    Clarissa Krisnawan
    University:
    University of
    Washington

    There are various activities, you can enjoy at HIF. You can also discover the beauty of Hakodate City along with friends as well as your host family...
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  • Name:
    Alexander La Forest
    University:
    University of
    Notre Dame

    The HIF Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program is worth every penny. Not only do you learn a lot in class, but also outside of...
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  • Name:
    Matthew Li
    University:
    Ursinus
    College

    I honestly can’t believe that it’s only been two months. Within this time, my Japanese isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Despite having plenty of experience...
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  • Name:
    Alex Prosi
    University:
    University of
    Michigan

    HIF truly excels in providing opportunities for its students wherever they need or want them. Through the program, I found myself...
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  • Name:
    Griffin Roth
    University:
    University of
    Chicago

    HIF was a lot of fun and very educational, from both e a language and a cultural standpoint. If you’re interested in homestay...
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  • Name:
    Ashley Trigloff
    University:
    University of
    Washington

    This program allowed me to enjoy Japan in its entirety. I loved HIF’s abundancy of weekly cultural lessons offered, along with a homestay experience...
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