Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) Summer Gateway Program

About the Program

This 8-week 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

Late May through end of July

Country
  • Japan
Area(s) of study
ArtsJapanese Language
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • December 5, 2019

Course Credits

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

Transfer credits and evaluated courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have transferred back in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit it as a new course request 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 partner institution. This list is a general guideline only; research the partner's website for actual course offerings.

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 2nd
Title: Religions of the Asia Pacific
Partner course code: NA
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-16
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: History of Japanese Foreign Relations EA
Partner course code: NA
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-16
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Japanese Culture and SocietyEA
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-19
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Japanese HistoryEA
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-16
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: 2018-12-07
UBC course: JAPN 260
Title: Gateway Japanese B
Partner course code: Japanese B
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2018-08-24
UBC course: JAPN 2nd
Title: Japanese Foundation Course III CR
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-10
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Identity and PoliticsEA
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-30

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. Complete your research about the summer abroad program and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria, including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. 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.
  4. Where applicable, select the "Summer Exchange" option to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" option to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select the "Summer Exchange" option, please also include a second choice.
  5. 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(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted, after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university.

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Refund Policy for Summer Programs

The $415.00 Go Global Fee is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However, it may be reduced under the following circumstances:

Not matched to Summer Abroad:

You are eligible to reduce your Go Global fee from $415.00 to $93.25 if:

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

Withdrawals from Summer Abroad:

To withdraw from your Go Global summer abroad program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw by March 30 will have their Go Global fee reduced from $415.00 to $321.75.

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

Advising Hours

Drop-in advising hours (UBC Vancouver)

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

UBC Life Building, Main Floor

Note: Term-based exchange advising will be cancelled on Monday January 20.

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about Go Global Exchange can be answered at the Go Global Main Office in the UBC Life Building (Vancouver) or by emailing go.global@ubc.ca

Summer Abroad Extended Drop-in Advising - Vancouver

January 27 – February 6, 2020, Every weekday afternoon from 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your UBC student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name
  3. Which category of student are you:
    1. if you are a current UBC degree student interested in Go Global programs, include some relevant information like the type of program or region of the world you are interested in
    2. If you are an "outgoing UBC student" participating in a Go Global program, please mention the name of the program or host university you are matched to
    3. If you are an "incoming student" (from another university), please mention the name of your home university and which category of student you are (exchange, VIRS, Tec de Monterrey)

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

Mon
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tue
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wed
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thu
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat
Closed
Sun
Closed
Program Dates

Late May through end of July

Country
  • Japan
Area(s) of study
ArtsJapanese Language
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • December 5, 2019