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Thursday, 19 August - Saturday, 21 August

August Summer School 2021

A 3-day unique summer learning experience

The second edition of our summer school will be taught during the 3rd week of August, focusing on the three skill areas below. We are looking for aspiring young leaders to join us.

1. Leadership

Discover your leadership potential. You will have the opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills via different group projects including one focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals where you will take the lead in a field study and then present your ideas.

2. Collaboration

Challenge yourself as you learn how to collaborate with others in small groups. You will participate in authentic, problem-solving and creative projects using such approaches as Case Method direct from Harvard Business School and theatre-sports during which you will improvise and act out scenarios in teams.

3. Life Skills

Develop real skills for real situations. You will develop your self-management, reflection, design thinking and communication skills via a variety of interesting activities under the guidance of NIC teachers and NUCB student mentors.

  • Nagoya City teenager tour
  • Case Method challenge
  • Team-building campus challenge
  • Multinational corporation field study trip
  • Theatre-sports
  • Personal project
  • Critical thinking games
  • Japanese archery, calligraphy, sports, etc.


Nagoya, Japan’s third-biggest metro region, offers a combination of vibrant urban life and tradition.

NIC is housed within Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (NUCB), where students can reside in a safe, spacious, comfortable environment with access to learning and sporting facilities.


Students enrolled in Years 7-9 (middle school Years 1-3) at the time of the programme, with at least conversational English proficiency

Application period

The application process will open on Thursday, 1 July 2021 and the closing date for applications will be Sunday, 11 July 2021. Results will be announced by email* within three working days after the application closing date. * If the self-introduction video does not sufficiently confirm your English language skills, an online interview will be conducted within 5 working days of your application.


At the time of application, you will need to create a self-introduction video in English and create a share link. The content should include your self-introduction, your motivation for participating in the summer program, and the appeal of our school. Please use Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, YouTube, etc. for the shared link. If you have any questions about shared links, please contact us at


¥70,000 (Japanese Yen)
This is the total cost covering tuition, accommodation, food, excursions, etc.

Fees are non-refundable except for cancellation due to illness, accident or other unforeseen circumstances, in which case ¥20,000 will be refunded. Notice must be given no less than 4 weeks before the start of the programme.

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Steps from Application to Participation

  • Step 1: Online application

    Follow the link below to complete an online application form, and provide a link to your around 3 mins English self-introduction video

  • Step 2: Offer

    You will receive a decision via email within 3 working days of the closing date. * If the self-introduction video does not sufficiently confirm your English language skills, an online interview will be conducted within 5 working days of your application.

  • Step 3: Fee payment

    We will invoice you the amount of the programme fee; your place will be reserved once payment is received

  • Step 4: Additional information

    Let us know your transport arrangements and whether you require airport/train station transfer. Please also send a copy of your ID document (passport for international students). Japanese-domicile students should send a copy of their health insurance card. If you are coming from overseas, a copy of travel insurance valid for the whole duration of your stay is required

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