A 4-day 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 tea ceremony and Japanese archery, 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, giving you the opportunity 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!
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.
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
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.* If the self-introduction video does not sufficiently confirm your English language skills, an online interview may be conducted.
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
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 Spring School, 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 sharing a link, please contact us at email@example.com.
¥88,000 (Japanese Yen)
This is the total cost covering tuition, accommodation, food, use of facilities and extra-curricular activities. The entrance examination fee for NUCB International College (¥20,000) 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.