The program offers you an excellent opportunity to enhance your language skills and understanding of Japanese culture while enabling you to serve as an ambassador to Japan. Throughout the summer, you live with local families to ensure language immersion.
You enroll in Japanese courses at the intermediate or advanced level, which is considered second and third year Japanese, respectively. In eight weeks, the Princeton in Ishikawa (PII) program covers the curricular equivalent of one academic year of Japanese language study at Princeton University. It is a high-quality intensive program taught by qualified instructors with vast experience.
You live in a carefully selected homestay family for the most linguistic and cultural immersion possible. In order to preserve the ideal language-learning environment, you are required to sign a pledge stating that you will use only Japanese when inside the academic building and during a wide-variety of extra-curricular activities.
Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.
Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites. Note the program language requirements.
To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:
- To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
- To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.