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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Temple University 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Candice Snowden Who Can Apply?: UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study: Anthropology, Art, Art History, Communication, Economics, Film Studies, Geography, History, International Business, Japanese Languages & Literature, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology Program Options: Internship Credits
Host Institution: Temple University Language(s) of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: 0 College-Level Semester Language Credits Available: 3 credits
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Provider: Temple University
Program Type: Internship (Full), Study Abroad In Classes With: Host Country & International Students
Minimum Class Standing: 1st Semester Sophomore Housing: Apartment, Family Home Stay, Residence Hall
Program Description:

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Temple University, Japan Campus Study Abroad Programs


The Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), study abroad program offers U.S. undergraduates the opportunity to study in Tokyo for a semester, full academic year, or summer. You may choose from a broad range of courses, including several focusing on Asia, and will study alongside bilingual Japanese students, who comprise about 40 percent of the student body, and with TUJ's international students from over 60 countries around the world.





A wide range of courses are available; here they are categorized into five broader areas of study:

  • Art
    • 3-D Design
    • Computer Imaging
    • Digital Photography
    • Drawing
    • Painting
    • Printmaking
  • Asian Studies
    Many Asian Studies courses are cross-listed with other disciplines such as:
    • American Studies
    • Anthropology
    • Art History
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Sociology
    • Psychology





Eligibility is limited to students who:

  • are currently enrolled as full-time, matriculated undergraduate students at a U.S. institution and will have completed at least two semesters of college-level study with a satisfactory scholastic average (minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale from all colleges and universities attended).
  • intend a full-time program of study at Temple University, Japan Campus, and will be applying credits earned toward a degree.
  • are not on academic or disciplinary probation or warning.

We welcome the participation of qualified students from all U.S. colleges and universities.

Students will be selected mainly on the basis of their intellectual purpose and emotional maturity.






Pre-departure Materials

Once accepted, we provide you with detailed pre-departure materials designed to guide you in preparing yourself for your time in Japan. Pre-departure materials include:

  • Course registration materials

  • Passport information and visa application instructions

  • Travel and arrival information

  • Insurance information

  • Health and safety information

  • Housing information

  • Billing document, containing confirmed tuition and program fees, and payment policies

  • Cultural information

Orientation Programs
Our staff hosts an orientation at Temple's Main Campus in Philadelphia during the semester prior to your departure. An on-site orientation is conducted in Tokyo during the first several days of the program.



Housing options include:

  • Program-arranged dorms and apartments
  • Program-arranged homestays available for selected students, with priority given to those with prior study of the Japanese language

  • Independent housing

For information about housing options, visit the Temple Japan Housing page.





Fall Semester / Academic Year - April 1                                                     

Spring Semester - October 1

Summer Session - February 15

Apply Now for a Semester or the Academic Year

Apply Now for Summer





Temple University

Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses

200 Tuttleman Learning Center

1809 N. 13th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19122








Located in the Minami Aoyama area just south of the center of Tokyo, this is a branch campus of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and it is accredited by the Japanese government as well as the U.S. government.  The student body is comprised of 60% Japanese students, 40% international students.  Courses taught in English are offered in:  Asian American Studies, Architecture, Art, Asian Studies, Business, Communications, Languages (Japanese, Chinese, Korean), Economics, Political Science, and Psychology. 

Students can take for credit (3) an internship option (paid or unpaid) with Japanese and multi-national organizations, embassies, and NGOs in the Tokyo area.  This typically involves 10-20 hours per week (140 hours per semester), in addition to taking a regular load of courses.

See website for up-to-date information & costs:

Summer programs

There are 3 options offered by Temple University:

  • Asian Studies Summer Session:  11 week session running from mid-May to second week of August.  A broad range of courses offered in English as well as Japanese language.
  • Tyler School of Art Summer Workshop:  Digital Photography, Drawing Digital Printmaking, Image and Text, Architecture, and Graphic Design:  a 6 week session running from mid-May to first week of July.  Integrates theory and application through an intensive series of lectures, research trips, critiques, and labs.  A highlight of the program is an excursion to Kyoto.  6 credits.
  • Japanese Visual Anthropology:  6 week session running from mid-May to first week of July.  Designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate studetns interested in Japan, Asian Studies, visual anthropology, media studies or inter-cultural communication.  Students take two three-credit courses:  Visual Anthroplogy of Modern Japan, and Anthropological Problems in Visual Production.

See website for up-to-date information & costs:

Steps to Apply to this Program:

  1. Come into the advising center to meet with a peer counselor and set up an appointment with a program advisor. The advising center is located in 455 Hills South and is open from 10-4 Monday through Friday.
  2. Please note that since this is an Approved program, you are required to complete two applications - the program specific application found on their website, and the UMass online application which can be started here .  Don't forget to check on the specific deadlines for this program as they will differ from the deadlines for your UMass application. 
  3. Remember, only UMass Amherst applicants can apply to this program.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 12/01/2018 ** Varies 01/07/2019 04/27/2019
Fall 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA
Summer 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.