Rice in Japan

Join us for Rice in Japan, a six-week summer study abroad program in Tokyo, Japan, led by CLIC sensei, Dr. Naoko Ozaki. While in Japan, you will be immersed in the language and culture through homestay, excursions, community service experiences, and meetings with local language partners. During the six weeks, students will earn a total of six credits taught by Dr. Ozaki and a local instructor in Japan. If you complete JAPA 142 or tested into JAPA 263, you are eligible to apply. いっしょに日本に行って勉強しましょう。

As we continue to monitor the health and safety issues related to COVID 19, please be aware that program details are subject to change. We will keep you informed of any changes.

Rice in Japan Facts

Prerequisites JAPA 142 or Placement in JAPA 263
Location Tokyo
Program Dates Mid May - June, 2023
Courses JAPA 263 and JAPA 264
Applications Open December 2022
Application Deadline Late January, 2023

See below for more important dates.

Estimated Program Cost

Expense Rice Students Pay
Tuition* $6,000
Airfare (estimated Houston - Berlin) $1,500
Daily Lunch $500
Local Transportation $300
Books and Suplies $100
Personal Expenses $600
Sub-total $3,100
Total $9,000

*Tuition includes:

  • 6 Rice credit hours
  • Accommodation with a host family for 6 weeks
  • 2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner for 6 weeks)
  • Local/regional excursions
  • Language partners
  • Community engagement

Some financial aid is available.

Learn about financial aid options at this link: Rice in Country Financial Aid

For more information consult with the Faculty Leader, Dr. Naoko Ozaki (Naoko.Ozaki@rice.edu).

Fall Information Session

Wednesday, November 9, 2022


Info Session with Financial Aid

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Application Period

December 5, 2022 - January 27, 2023


Spring Information Session

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Decision and Scholarship Notification

February 15, 2023


Acceptance Deadline

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Pre-Departure Orientation

Monday, April 24, 2023


Rice in Japan

Mid May – June 2023