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Sat., 23 - Tue., 26 March 2024

Spring School 2024

A unique Spring learning experience in Japan

NIC invites aspiring young leaders to join its Spring School. The programme which will be taught from Saturday, 23 March to Tuesday, 26 March (4 days/3 nights) will allow participants to experience NIC's leadership education and boarding environment through this residential programme.

The Spring School offers a unique opportunity to experience NIC's Arts Performance Day, participate in cultural activities such as ikebana, interact with current students, experience life on campus and delve into our unique education programme. Our education philosophy blends the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum with the Harvard-style case method, fostering the skills of inquiry and problem-solving. During the programme, we'll explore a topic that is relevant to the participants' daily lives, and engage in hands-on learning through discussions and activities. Don't miss this chance to learn, grow, and experience practical education at its finest!

Dormitory life at NIC is a truly unique experience, providing you with the chance to broaden your international perspectives by interacting with students from diverse backgrounds. NIC current students will organize evening activities in the dormitories, allowing you to experience dorm life and communicate in English.

This short programme is highly recommended to those who are considering enrolling at our high school and those who wish to experience the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and boarding school studies.

We look forward to receiving your application!


Programme highlights

1. Leadership

Discover your leadership potential. You will have the opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills via different group projects including special focus on societal topics 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, 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. For more information about the boarding facilities, follow the link here

Application period

Applications open on Monday, 27 November 2023 and the closing date for applications is Friday, 1 March 2024. Results will be announced by email within a few days of submitting your application.


1st and 2nd-year students in Japanese junior high schools who will advance to the 2nd or 3rd year in April 2024, or international school students aged 13~15 years old at the time of the programme, with at least conversational English proficiency.

Maximum number of participants

25 (Only a few seats available for international students)

Participation Fee

  • 2 days 1 night (3/23~3/24): 38,000 JPY
  • 4 days 3 nights (3/23~3/26): 88,000 JPY

This is the total cost covering tuition, accommodation, food, use of facilities and extra-curricular activities. The entrance examination fee for NUCB International College will be waived for Spring School participants. Fees are non-refundable except for cancellation due to illness, accident, or other unforeseen circumstances, in which case participation fees will be partially refunded. A notice must be given no less than 14 days before the start of the programme.

Boarding Environment

Steps from Application to Participation

  • Step 1: Online application

    Follow the link below to complete the online application form

  • Step 2: Offer

    You will be contacted with the result of your application via email, within a few days.

  • 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

    Our staff will keep in touch to arrange the arrival at the Campus. Japanese-domicile students will also be asked to 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.