For students from ACM colleges, the 2013-14 program fee is as follows:
- Fall Semester: $24,000
- Fall Semester with Cultural Practicum: $27,750
- Spring Semester + Intensive Language: $27,750
- Full Academic Year: $44,000
The program fees cover the cost of the orientation session, room, partial board (breakfast and dinner with the host family), commuting expenses in Tokyo, Waseda University tuition, the cultural practicum, and administrative costs. In addition to the above costs, ACM students will also be billed approximately $10/week for HTH health insurance. A deposit of $500 is due upon acceptance and should be paid to the ACM office (for students from ACM colleges) or the Japan Study Office (for students from all other colleges). This deposit is applied to the program fee.
Note: The program fee for ACM students includes an additional fee of approximately $10/week for ACM-mandated travel health insurance coverage.
Students are responsible for roundtrip airfare, lunches, books, Japanese national health insurance, and personal expenses. Recent participants have budgeted $400-$500 each month for these expenses. Many students work part-time in Tokyo - teaching English or working in local shops - to offset such expenses. After departure from the United States, no part of the program fee expended on a student's behalf is refundable.
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The Japan Study office at Earlham College will provide participants with information about Japanese government scholarship programs after acceptance. These applications (for full-year students only) must be submitted after students are accepted to Japan Study. Other scholarship opportunities are listed on the Japan Study Scholarships page.
For additional cost information, please visit the Earlham Japan Study page.