Waseda University (WU) is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious private universities in Japan. The main campus is located near Nishi-Waseda district of Shinjuku in Tokyo. Waseda University has over 54,000 students, 4,000 of which are international students from over 90 countries. Most undergraduate international students enroll in Waseda's School of International Liberal Studies (SILS). However, Waseda is in the process of adding English classes to various departments each year, including the Faculty of Political Science and Economis, Faculty of Social Sciences, and Faculty of Science and Engineering. As part of this exchange program, you will be studying alongside other exchange and full-degree students who may be Japanese nationals or international students. Students who have a high-level of Japanese can take classes taught completely in Japanese alongside local students.
Students may study for the full Japanese academic year or spring semester. The academic year runs September to August, with two semesters from September-February and March-August. Preference is given to students from the College of Social Science and College of Arts & Letters.
This program provides students the opportunity to study at the University of Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan. Okinawa has a varied history and unique traditions including festivals, dancing, music, and arts and crafts. It is an ideal place to study Japanese language, culture and society in a beautiful island setting.
The University of the Ryukyus was founded in 1950 on the site of the ancient Shuri Castle. The university has long served as a beacon of hope and a symbol of cultural identity and takes pride in its commitment to cultivating individuals who can succeed in an international society with high language skills and global awareness. It is a full national university consisting of six faculties – Law and Letters, Education, Science, Medicine, Engineering and Agriculture - eight graduate schools, one special program, a library, two affiliated schools, and numerous education/research-related facilities and centers.
Offered in summer. The program includes corporate visits, cultural activities, and field trips.