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。

Rice in Japan Facts

Prerequisites JAPA 142 or Placement in JAPA 263
Location Tokyo
Program Dates Mid May - June, 2024
Courses JAPA 263 and JAPA 264
Applications Open November 15, 2023
Application Deadline January 21, 2024

See below for more important dates.

Estimated Program Cost

Expense Rice Students Pay
Tuition* $7,200
Airfare (estimated Houston - Tokyo) $1,500
Daily Lunch $500
Local Transportation $300
Books and Supplies $100
Personal Expenses $600
Sub-total $3,000
Total $10,200

*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, October 4, 2023


Info Session with Financial Aid

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Application Period

November 15, 2023 - January 21, 2024


Spring Information Session

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Decision and Scholarship Notification

February 16, 2024


Acceptance Deadline

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Deadline to drop Rice in Country Courses

March 10, 2024


Pre-Departure Orientation

April 23, 2024


Rice in Japan

Mid May – June 2024