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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer Session 1, Summer Session 2
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Candice Snowden Who Can Apply?: UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study: Art History, Asian Studies, Economics, Finance & Operations Management, History, Japanese Languages & Literature, Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Theater Host Institution: Sophia University
Language(s) of Instruction: English, Japanese Language Prerequisite: 0 College-Level Semester
Language Credits Available: 3 credits Program Type: Direct Enrollment
Summer Program Duration: 3-7 weeks Housing: Student's Responsibility
In Classes With: All International Students Minimum Class Standing: 1st Semester Sophomore
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Program Description:


Sophia University offers an Asian Studies 3 week summer program on their campus in the heart of Tokyo, near the Yotsuya train station.

Beginning Japanese language and 12 Japanese Studies courses taught in English are available to choose from.   Students take two courses, each of which receives 3 credits; total is 6 credits.

The schedule is set up in two blocks: 

8:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

10:50 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The program includes special tours including an overview of Tokyo, and stops at Meiji Shrine and Asakusa.  The program makes it possible for students to experience first hand a range of traditional Japanese arts:  Noh, Kabuki, the tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and a variety of Japanese arts on display at Tokyo Museums.  These are part of the Program Fee.

Sophia University does not provide housing.  Instead, they list on their website several options with cost estimates and links to websites.  The possibilities include dormitory-like options, apartment-like options, and hotels.  Each participant is responsible for making their own housing arrangement.

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.