Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) Summer Gateway Program

About the Program

This program provides the opportunity to take intensive Japanese language courses (at levels from beginner to intermediate), expand your knowledge of Japanese and Asia Pacific cultures, and deepen your intercultural understanding and cross-cultural communication skills by studying alongside students from over 80 countries and regions.

Final program details will be published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process.

Further details about the Ritsumeikan APU Summer Gateway Program

Program Dates

Early June through late July

Country
  • Japan
Area(s) of study
ArtsJapanese Language
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • December 7, 2017

Course Credits

You will enroll in 1 intensive language course which is equivalent to 4 UBC credits.

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while abroad. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

* Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this institution. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partner's websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver
Arts
UBC course: ANTH 2nd
Title: Japanese Traditional Arts AEJ
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-08
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Japanese Culture and SocietyEA
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-19
UBC course: JAPN 1st
Title: Japanese Foundation Course III DZ
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-05
UBC course: JAPN 1st
Title: Japanese A (Gateway Program)
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-09
UBC course: JAPN 3rd
Title: Gateway Japanese Level C
Partner course code: Japanese C
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-01-05
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Identity and PoliticsEA
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-30
UBC Okanagan
Arts and Sciences
UBC course: JPST 1st
Title: Japanese Culture and Society
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-10-22
UBC course: PHIL 1st
Title: Bioethics
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-10-22
UBC course: POLI 1st
Title: Introduction to International Realtions
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-09-27
UBC course: POLI 221
Title: History of International Politics
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-10-22
UBC course: SOCI 1st
Title: Introduction to Culture and Society
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-10-22
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Education and Society
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-12
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Development Sociology and Anthropology
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-12
Creative and Critical Studies
UBC course: CULT 1st
Title: Cultural Studies
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-09-27
UBC course: JPST 2nd
Title: Japanese Foundation Course II
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-09-27
UBC course: JPST 3rd
Title: Literature and Modernity
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-12
Health and Social Development
UBC course: HEAL 1st
Title: Health Science
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-10-22

Tuition and Fees

You will pay tuition directly to the partner institution for this program. 

The partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements, including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice (you can include a second choice as a backup on the same application if needed by selecting the "Add Item" button). If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program; a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution. 
  3. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted after the application deadline.
  4. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university. This application typically includes the supporting documents listed below:
    1. Recommendation letter from a UBC professor in a field similar to the summer opportunity
    2. UBC Transcript (Go Global will provide you with a copy of your UBC transcript)

Go Global Refund Policy for Summer Programs

To receive a refund from Go Global, you must withdraw by e-mail to your Go Global advisor by March 30.

You are eligible for a refund of $321.75 if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements
  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university
  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

You will receive an $93.25 refund if you withdraw from the program in writing before March 30 for reasons other than those stated above.

Please consult with your Go Global advisor if you have any questions.

Advising Hours

Advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 

Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver

go.global@ubc.ca

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Hours

Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
Program Dates

Early June through late July

Country
  • Japan
Area(s) of study
ArtsJapanese Language
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • December 7, 2017