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

Students at the School in Japan take a combination of Japanese Language Program (JLP) courses through our partner institution, Middlebury classes with their cohort taught by Middlebury faculty, and, each trimester, a direct enrollment course at International Christian University (ICU). See course descriptions.

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

Middlebury students may also take a PE class at ICU that will transfer back to Middlebury for PE credit.

Full-Year Curriculum

Fall Winter Spring
JLP (1 unit) JLP (1 unit) JLP (1 unit)
ICU content course (1 unit) ICU content course (1 unit) ICU content course (1 unit)
Reflections on Japanese Culture (.5 unit) Reflections on Japanese Culture (.5 unit) Reflections on Japanese Culture (.5 unit)
Community Engagement (.5 unit) Internship (.5 unit) Internship (.5 unit)
Exploration of Contemporary Japan (1 unit)    

One-Term Curriculum

  • JLP (1 unit)
  • Exploration of Contemporary Japan (1 unit)
  • Reflections on Japanese Culture (0.5 units)
  • Community Engagement (0.5 units)
  • ICU content course (1 unit)

Cocurricular Activities

  • Fall: Weekend trip to Tottori
  • Spring: Day trip to Nikko region

For Middlebury College Students Only

This course information database contains information on courses taken abroad (both at Middlebury Schools Abroad and externally sponsored programs) and their applicability to Middlebury majors and academic distributions. The database represents only a sampling of courses that have been approved to apply to each major to date. New courses are added regularly as they are approved.

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