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Sat., 22 July-Sun., 30 July 2023

Summer School 2023

A 9-day unique summer learning experience

Join us for this year's Summer School!

The programme, which will be taught from Saturday, 22 July to Sunday, 30 July, (9 days/8 nights), is designed to draw out the curiosity and leadership skills of junior high school students through a variety of workshops and activities, including case method classes that challenge problem-solving, team building workshops and cross-cultural experience activities. We look forward to welcoming those who are considering enrolment in our programme and those who wish to experience learning at a boarding school.

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.

  • Case Method lesson
  • Dormitory life experience
  • IB DP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) class experience
  • Team-building campus challenge
  • Cross-cultural activities
  • Self-management skills workshops
  • Sports and extracurricular activities


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 our College Programme, you can download a copy of our leaflet here

Application period

Applications will open on Wednesday, 15 February 2023 and the closing date for applications is May 31, 2023. 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 will be conducted.


Students enrolled in Grade 8-9 (middle school Years 2-3) at the time of the programme, with at least conversational English proficiency.

Maximum number of participants



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.


¥200,000 (Japanese Yen)
This is the total cost covering tuition, accommodation, food, excursions, etc.

The entrance examination fee for NUCB International College (¥20,000) will be waived for Summer Programme participants.

Fees are non-refundable except for cancellation due to illness, accident or other unforeseen circumstances, in which case ¥50,000 will be refunded. Notice must be given no less than 14 days before the start of the programme.

Boarding environment

Steps from Application to Participation

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    Step 1: Online application

    Follow the link below to complete the online application form*, and provide a link to your around 2 mins English self-introduction video.

    *Link available from Monday, 31 January

  • Step 2: Offer

    You will receive a decision via email after submitting 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.

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    Step 4: Additional information

    Please 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.

Memories of 2023 Summer School

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