Summer School - UWC ISAK Japan

Summer School

A Life-Changing Summer

UWC ISAK Japan’s Summer School is an exciting opportunity for middle school students to live and learn together on our beautiful campus in Karuizawa, Japan.

Summer School brings together bright, curious, motivated young people (ages 13-14) from a diverse range of countries, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds for what many students say is a “life-changing experience.”

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A Life-Changing Summer

UWC ISAK Japan’s Summer School is an exciting opportunity for middle school students to live and learn together on our beautiful campus in Karuizawa, Japan.

Summer School brings together bright, curious, motivated young people (ages 13-14) from a diverse range of countries, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds for what many students say is a “life-changing experience.”

Program Outline

Summer School focuses on leadership, mindfulness and design thinking, enabling students to become aware of themselves and others, to identify and solve problems individually and with a team, and to gain the inner strength necessary to overcome various real-world challenges. Students become more globally-minded as they develop the skills and confidence needed to become change-makers who can make a positive impact for the greater good.

Inquiry & Awareness

Students practice discovering and bringing attention to what is important for themselves and others, as a fundamental basis of leadership. They experience more about themselves and connecting with others.

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Action & Empowerment

Students practice taking action based on their understanding of what is important for themselves and others. This happens both independently and collaboratively. They experience accomplishments—large and small—and feel empowered to do more and do it meaningfully.

Empathy & Diversity

Students practice approaching others with empathy, seeking understanding in their environment and with community members. They experience a diverse environment where they learn to acknowledge and understand different values and opinions.

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Creativity & Growth

Students practice applying design thinking and leadership principles to create change in themselves and their communities, based on what is important and needed. They experience facing real challenges and solving real problems, bringing tangible growth for themselves and others.

Curiosity & Discovery

Karuizawa is renowned for its year-round beauty, but summer is perhaps its best season. Hikes to nearby mountainsides and waterfalls are part of the daily Summer School routine, where we reinforce and encourage each student’s spirit of curiosity, discovery, teamwork, and appreciation for the environment.

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Program Details

While attending Summer School is not a prerequisite for applying to UWC ISAK Japan for Grade 10, many students find Summer School an excellent opportunity to experience our school culture.

School dates: July 21, 2021 - August 2, 2021 (13 days)

Eligibility:

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria as of July 15, 2021.

Age / Grade:
You are enrolled in Japanese middle school Grade 2 or 3 OR You are enrolled in a school other than the above and are 13 or 14 years of age

Immigration Status:
Due to current border restrictions we can only accept students who are residents of Japan (at the time of summer school) OR hold a Japanese passport and can comply with government quarantine regulations if coming from abroad (the Japanese government currently requires new entrants to isolate for 2 weeks immediately upon arrival)

Tuition: 485,000 JPY (Room and board included)

Application Fee: 4,000 JPY
Application Period: February 1 - March 15, 2021
Instruction Language: English

Financial Assistance: Please submit the financial assistance form with the Summer School application. Financial assistance will be determined based on financial need.

Note for Overseas Students :
Due to current travel restrictions, we are only able to accept applications that meet our eligibility requirements (see Eligibility section above). However, if the government lowers travel restrictions, we hope to open the application more broadly. If you would like to keep up-to-date on all opportunities, please sign up to our mailing list here.

Contact us with any questions: summer@uwcisak.jp

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5827-136 Nagakura
Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun,
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