What is “Summer in JAPAN”?

Summer in JAPAN (SIJ), a non-profit educational organization based in Oita, provides an English summer seminar for youth designed to foster a spirit of mutual understanding in a global era. SIJ is founded on three core methods: Innovative English Education, Eventful International Exchange, and Educational Platforms in Every Single Neighborhood. In the pursuit of excellence in these three areas, SIJ recruits student instructors from top US universities. This unique composition of method and talent facilitates a robust and rewarding experience for both the instructors and their students. Programs are structured around an immersive English environment consisting of a dynamic set of workshops. These include Presentation Skills, Computer Science, Performing Arts, and Academic Writing. Program events pave the way for meaningful international exchange through the promotion of culture and the arts, including a world-class musical performance. SIJ has long sought to spread the benefits of the program to communities across Japan. For the third consecutive year, SIJ held an outstanding program in Kunisaki. 2017 also ushered in SIJ’s first launch outside of Oita Prefecture, with the successful completion of “SIJ Okayama”. SIJ is a prize winner of the 5th Career Education Award from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.


 To the future SIJ student instructor applicants

SIJ2018 will be held exclusively in Oita and the application for students instructors from the Harvard University and Stanford University will begin on December 20, 2017. Due to over five years of experience, and confidence, as well as excellency in our distinguished curriculum, we regularly receive about 100 applications every year for the ten instructor positions. After a primary screening based on written documents and a second screening involving an interview with the President and founder of SIJ, Mari Hirotsuru, only ten people successfully pass and receive an amazing opportunity to discover the true Japan, for free.