Virtual program for Princeton in Ishikawa Summer 2022

Virtual program for Princeton in Ishikawa Summer 2022

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic and its
associated health and travel risks, Princeton in
Ishikawa will be held virtually for the summer of 2022.

The application deadline is February 28, 2022.


PII Poster 2022

1) Scheduling 

Friday, June 10 – August 5. 2022

Contact hours: Each course meets 3 hours per day, 5 days per week (M-F), for 8 weeks. 
Class schedule, based on Eastern Daylight Time (EDT): 

Class 1 


Grammar, Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing 
Live class 

Class 2 


Grammar, Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing 
Live class 

Class 3 


Speaking practice, Cultural Understanding 
Live class 


2) Curriculum 

1) JPN105J / JPN107J 

2) JPN301J/JPN302J

JPN105J: Nakama, vol. 2 (Heinle Cengage Learning), chs. 4-11 
JPN107J: Tobira (Kuroshio Publisher), chs. 4-8 
JPN301J: Tobira (Kuroshio Publisher), chs. 9-13 
JPN302J: Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Tokuma-shoten) 


3) Course credit 

Participants who successfully complete the program receive credit for two courses, the equivalent of one year of Japanese language study, from Princeton University.  


4) Important policies 

Honor Code 
PII's examinations are conducted under the Honor Code. Non-Princeton students admitted to PII will be asked to sign Princeton University's Honor Code Compliance Form shortly after admissions. All Princeton students will have already signed this form upon admissions to Princeton University. 

All students are expected to act with integrity with respect to their academic work. Any alleged academic integrity violations will be reported to the student’s home institution and all relevant material regarding the matter will be forwarded to the appropriate individual(s). Students should expect that alleged violations will be investigated and adjudicated by and in accordance with the rules and procedures of their home institution. A decision about the student’s status in the program pending an adjudication and a decision about the student’s grade will be made by the instructor in consultation with the Office of International Programs in light of all available information. 

Placement test 
For Princeton students: If you complete your Japanese course (JPN102 or JPN107) in the spring in 2022, you will automatically be placed into the level you applied for. 
For non-Princeton students: You are required to take the placement tests. Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will be placed into the course level indicated on your application. Your placement will depend upon your test results. You will be placed into one of two levels: 1) JPN105J/JPN107J, or 2) JPN301J/JPN302J.  

Language pledge 
In order to preserve the ideal language-learning environment for everyone, all students are required to speak only Japanese during class hours and extra-curricular activities. 

Other requirements 
You will need a relatively quiet space, a computer, high-speed internet access, a microphone, and headphones. 

Our cancellation policy 
In order to run the program, we will need a minimum of 4 students in each level/course and a minimum total enrollment in the program of 10 students. 


5) Application 

Before applying, please go to the link above and read about 1) Scheduling, 2) Curriculum, 3) Course credit and 4) Important policies, as these have been adjusted to reflect the switch from the original regular program that is held in Ishikawa, Japan. If you have questions, please email us at [email protected]


An applicant must belong to an accredited institution and should have completed at least one year of college Japanese classes by the time he/she attends PII. 

Financial Aid: 

Princeton students: Please visit for details. If you have any questions regarding PII program funding, please contact Richard Chafey, EAS program manager. 

Non-Princeton students: No financial aid is available from PII. 

Application deadline: February 28, 2022

The PII application process consists of three steps: 

  • Step 1: Create a new account

  • Step 2: Submit the online application form 

  • Step 3: Pay the non-refundable application fee $60 

Step 1: Create a new account 

To apply, you will need to create an account and submit an application online. Once an account is created, you can always return to your portal to view your application status, download, etc. Returning applicants will not need to create a new account in the future. 

If you have an existing account, please log in to complete your application or check your application status. 

Step 2: Submit your online application form 

Please log in to your PII account and follow these instructions to complete the online application form. You will be required to upload documents and provide the information below. 

1) Upload your statement of purpose: 

  • A one-page statement of purpose in English, 12-point font size, single-spaced 

  • Save your statement of purpose as a PDF file, and upload it. 

2) Upload your Essay form: 

  • Download the Essay form through the online application form and fill it out. Then, please scan your completed document, save it as a PDF file, and upload it. 

3) Upload your official transcript obtained from your school’s Office of the Registrar, including your fall 2021 grades: 

  • Please scan your official transcript, save it as a PDF file, and upload it. 

  • Please do not have your Registrar send your transcript to us directly.   

4) Provide two references: 

  • Provide two letters of recommendation from your Japanese instructors. 

  • One letter of recommendation must be written out by your fall 2021 Japanese instructor. 

  • Get the approval of your references before you provide her/his information on the online application. Your references will be sent an e-mail recommendation request as soon as you provide her/his name and contact information on the online application form. They are required to submit their recommendation online by February 28, 2022. 

Step 3: Pay the non-refundable application fee $60 

You have two options to pay the non-refundable application fee of $60: 

1.  Pay by PayPal

  • After you submit your online application form, you will be given instructions on screen about how to pay the application fee by PayPal.
  • The PII program must receive your PayPal payment by February 28, 2022.

2.  Pay by Check: Mail the application packet with the acknowledgement of receipt and application fee check.

  • After you submit your online application form, you will be given instructions about how to print out the acknowledgment of receipt of your online application form.
  • Your check must be written out to P.I.I. Do not send cash.
  • Send the acknowledgement of receipt and the non-refundable application fee (check) in one packet to Princeton in Ishikawa at:

            Princeton in Ishikawa
            c/o Yukari Tokumasu
            East Asian Studies
            211 Jones Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544

  • The PII program must receive your application packet by February 28, 2022. 


PII will inform you of the results of the admission process by March 25, 2022. 

In compliance with the Title of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal, state, and local laws, Princeton in Ishikawa does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran in any phase of its admissions or other aspects of its educational programs or activities.