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.
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.
Along with its cultural traditions, Nagoya is an important port city and industrial center. Major international businesses have a presence in Nagoya, including Toyota, Lexus, Mitsubishi Motors, Brother Industries, Boeing, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture through full-time enrollment at the Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) at Nanzan University. As a distinguished private university, Nanzan University offers excellent learning opportunities. In addition to a required intensive Japanese language class, you will choose from a range of CJS English-taught course offerings in Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and enjoy hands-on instruction in Japanese arts, such as ikebana, shodo, hanga, and sumie. Students with very advanced language skills are encouraged to enroll in seminars taught in Japanese with local students. Nagoya will be your classroom. You can easily apply what you study in the classroom when you explore popular local sites, such as the Atsuta Shrine and Nagoya Castle. Visit some of the city’s many museums, like the Toyota Automobile Museums and Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Everything you do will be part of your learning experience.
What better way to practice your Japanese language skills and immerse yourself in Japanese life and culture than by studying in Nagoya? This six-week summer program offers you intensive Japanese courses at The Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) at Nanzan University, which is renowned in the field of Japanese language education. You round out your education in Nagoya by learning about Japanese culture, politics, and arts.
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
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