Explore centuries-old temples, gardens, and castles that are only minutes from ultra-modern skyscrapers, electronics stores, and haute couture fashion centers. Dine on sushi and tempura, attend a sumo match or a baseball game, and learn tea ceremony, karate, or breakdancing. Take classes in the town of Makuhari, on the tip of Tokyo Bay, and just 45 minutes from the heart of the city. All of this and so much more awaits you in Tokyo! Expand your understanding of Japan by immersing yourself in contemporary Japan and its culture—and what better way to learn the Japanese language? At Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS), you take a 6-credit language course specially designed for IES Abroad students (with the option of taking up to 12 credits of language), plus area studies courses taught in English. The English-language course offerings look at Japan from the point of view of popular culture, history, politics, and the arts. Founded in 1987, KUIS is a private university dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in International Studies, Foreign Languages, Intercultural Communication, Japanese Culture, and Linguistics.
Semester at Sea (SAS) voyages explore up to 12 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa on a 100-day voyage. When you sail on SAS voyages, you have an opportunity for cultural engagement in as many as 15 cities worldwide, while earning 12-15 academic credits form Colorado State University. Gain a new understanding of world issues and varying cultures through first-hand observation in field classes, service trips, homestays, international student exchanges, interaction with local business owners, and much more. Come sail on our floating campus, the MV World Odyssey, and see what the world has to teach you!
Study architecture in Tokyo, Japan at Meiji University, one of the most prominent private institutions in the Japan. Immerse yourself in the dynamic city of Tokyo as you study architecture and urban design. You will directly enroll in courses in the Department of Architecture within the Undergraduate School of Science and Technology at Meiji University’s Ikuta campus outside of Tokyo. Since all courses are taught in Japanese, a high level of Japanese proficiency is required. Coursework is offered in the following fields: planning/design, structure/materials/construction, and environment/utilities. Visit the Department of Architecture website for more information.
Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) offers you the opportunity to study abroad in Tokyo during the summer, or for a semester or the full academic year. As a participant in the fall, spring or 10-week summer semester, you will study alongside degree-seeking Japanese students, who comprise 30 percent of undergraduates, as well as international students from about 60 countries all around the world. With such a diverse student body, you can expect a dynamic exchange of ideas and perspectives on current global issues, international relations, and aspects of traditional and popular culture. Outside of the classroom, we hope that you will continue this exchange by participating in the many social activities organized each semester. We also hope that you will take advantage of the full schedule of outings, events and workshops that expose you to new locations and various aspects of life in Tokyo and throughout Japan.
Once a small fishing village, Tokyo is now a major international capital of culture, economy and politics. With a population of 12 million, the contrast of Tokyo’s history and modernity can be seen throughout the city and its wards in the fast-paced approach to urban life juxtaposed against its architecture, traditions, and landscape, all of which make it an ideal location for study abroad. Because of the suburban location of the School in Japan—in the Mitaka neighborhood, 30 minutes west of Tokyo—Middlebury students benefit from the advantages and opportunities of Tokyo while living and studying in a campus-like environment.
Tokyo, the economic, technical, and political hub of Japan, is one of the world’s most vibrant and fascinating capitals – a delight for fashionistas and gastronomes. Further your studies in the arts and sciences, and get to know Tokyo’s fascinating culture by taking Japanese language courses, living with a local family or with Japanese and other international students, and taking part in lively extracurricular activities and clubs. A semester or year in Tokyo is sure to be a challenging, enriching international experience. Study abroad in Tokyo and you’ll: - Study Japanese in language classes at all levels and choose from a wide range of other courses taught in English with both Japanese and international students - Live with a Japanese family or in a dorm with young professionals, and Japanese and international students - Participate in contemporary and traditional cultural activities, including regional site visits, historical tours, hands-on workshops, and a weekend excursion to Hiroshima or Kyoto
Ready to expand your Japanese language skills both in class and during free time? The CET Japan program is designed to maximize language improvement and allows students to complete at least a full year of university-level Japanese each term. The flexible curriculum includes options for electives in Japanese or in English. Japanese language learners of all levels and majors are welcome to attend the fall and spring programs. The summer program has a full-time language pledge and is open to students with at least 2 previous semesters of Japanese language.
The Institute and Waseda University in Japan maintain an agreement allowing student exchanges between the two institutions on a very selective basis. Opportunities for higher-level language development and cultural immersion abound!
As one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas, Tokyo and its environs will challenge you to look at the world differently. Mastering public transportation, trying exotic foods, encountering the maximum urban environment that surrounds carefully nurtured gardens and parks, experiencing a lifestyle that combines fast-paced modernity with age-old traditions – all of these will expand your view of the world and offer insights into your own reality. This program is excellent for serious students at all levels who seek to study Japanese language in an intensive 6-credit course. Courserelated excursions in and around Tokyo complement what you are learning in the classroom, and help you gain knowledge of Japanese culture and society.
Seeking to challenge yourself as an artist in a new context? The AICAD in Japan program is for students from schools within the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD). Studio Arts courses give you the tools you need to expand your portfolio. Japanese language courses, area studies courses and local roommates all provide support to help you thrive in this new environment. Students of all Japanese language levels and AICAD schools are welcome.
Old and new. Traditional and ultra-modern. Japan is a country of amazing and exciting contrasts and a fantastic place to spend your summer. Tokyo, the economic, technical, and political hub of the country, is truly one of the world’s most vibrant and fascinating capitals—and a fashionista’s and gastronome’s delight! With homestay options, language training, and exceptional cross-cultural activities, you can pursue your academic interests while immersing yourself in a challenging and enriching international experience. With summer study abroad in Japan you will: - Learn through a liberal arts and Japanese language curriculum integrated with daily activities; outstanding introduction to Japanese society, culture, and language - Benefit from the CIEE student service and resource center at the CIEE Study Center, located on the Sophia University campus in the heart of Tokyo - Visit the Meiji Shrine, and contemporary and traditional Japanese arts events like a tea ceremony and more; and take part in cultural excursions outside of Tokyo
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