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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Full Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Jillian Madden (31135) Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Language Prerequisite: No
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Dormitory, Homestay Program Provider: CIEE
Click here for a definition of this term Area(s) of Study: Diverse studies available (see below) Fall Calendar: Full academic year only
Spring Calendar: Late March to early August Restrictions: Vanderbilt undergraduates only
Type of Program: Direct University Enrollment Academic Calendar: Extends into Summer Months
Additional Prerequisites: N/A Application Deadline: Spring Deadline 1
Program Description:

In this program, facilitated by CIEE, students enroll directly at Sophia University in Tokyo, a city that has mastered the balance of ancient tradition and ultra-modern convenience. The goals of this program are to help students of all Japanese language abilities further develop their Japanese skills and increase their knowledge about Japan and its people. Housing is provided in the form of either homestays with a Japanese family or a dorm, managed by Japanese staff who communicate with students and plan activities. Sophia University is a prestigious private, Jesuit institution offering an extensive curriculum in English and Japanese. Students can explore popular destinations in Japan, including Nikko, Yokohama, Zen gardens, the Meiji Shrine, the Kabuki Theatre, and more.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Review Begins Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 08/28/2024 08/29/2024 03/27/2025 08/01/2025