Curriculum

Students at the School in Japan take a variety of language and content-based courses... the latter being alongside their Japanese peers.

Students at the Middlebury School in Japan will take a combination of Japanese Language Program (JLP) courses through our partner institution, Middlebury classes with their cohort taught by Middlebury faculty, and, in the winter and spring trimesters, a direct enrollment course at the university.

Direct enrollment courses at ICU are taught in either Japanese (J), English (E), Japanese with some English (J/E), or English with some Japanese (E/J). Our students are required to take content courses in J, J/E, or E/J. On occasion, an exception may be made for students to take a course solely in English (E).

Full-Year Curriculum

Fall

Winter

Spring

JLP (1 unit)

JLP (1 unit)

JLP (1 unit)

Cultural Portfolio : Discovery
(1 unit)

ICU content course
(1 unit)

ICU content course
(1 unit)

Cultural Portfolio : Reflection
(0.5 units)

Cultural Portfolio: Reflection
(0.5 units)

Cultural Portfolio: Reflection
(0.5 units)

Community Engagement
(0.5 units)

Internship (0.5 units)

 Internship (0.5 units)

One-Term Curriculum

Fall

Spring

JLP (1 unit)

JLP (1 unit)

Cultural Portfolio : Discovery (1 unit)

Cultural Portfolio : Discovery (1 unit)

Cultural Portfolio : Reflection (0.5 units)

Cultural Portfolio : Reflection
(0.5 units)

Community Engagement (0.5 units)

Community Engagement (0.5 units)

 

ICU content course (1 unit)

Co-Curricular Activities

  • Fall: Weekend trip to Kyoto. This trip is usually scheduled during the first weekend of October.
  • Winter: Day trip to Hakone region.
  • Spring: Day trip to Nikko region.

Click Here for a list of available disciplines in Japan.