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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer I 2018 02/23/2018
Rolling Admission 07/02/2018 07/27/2018
Summer 2018 02/23/2018
Rolling Admission 06/04/2018 06/29/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Housing Options: Apartment, Dormitory, Home Stay
Minimum GPA: 2.80 Class Eligibility: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Credit Type: Transfer Credit External Students: No
Internships: No Service Learning: No
Great for these academic disciplines: Business, Culture, History, Japanese Language & Literature, Literature, Politics Language Requirement: Any
Program Description:

 Sophia University offers short-term summer study abroad programs. At Sophia University’s campus in the heart of Tokyo, the program participants directly experience many aspects of Japanese culture and society and witness the myriad ways in which the cultures of the world are reflected in the maze-like urban landscape of Tokyo.

The programs also enable participants to look at Japan from many different perspectives.The faculty themselves come from diverse cultural backgrounds, and while some students from Sophia’s Faculty of Liberal Arts attend the session, the majority of participants come from a variety of different countries. The programs thus offer a rare opportunity for Japanese students and non-Japanese students from abroad to gather to study, discuss, and reflect on Japan’s role in the world.

As for the Summer Session in Japan Asian Studies, over 11,000 students from around the globe have attended the programs over the years, and many have gone on to pursue exciting careers related to Japan.

Program dates and fees
The program dates for the summer session in East Asian Studies and Japanese Language 2018 are:  Session 1 June 4-June 29 and Session 2 July 2-July 27.

The fees for two courses are $2,184 and three courses $2,361. 

Housing and Accommodation
Sophia's school dorm is not available to short-term program participants. However, student discount is available to Summer Session participants at some apartments located near Yotsuya campus. Refer to the Housing Information List below for information on the discount accommodations past participants stayed in.
There are 3 choices for accommodation.1. Recommended accommodation on the Housing list
Choose the accommodation option when you apply online. The hotel or apartment companies will contact you directly after you pay the program fee.
*Note 1: As the apartments and hotel rooms are taken on a first-come-first-served basis, you may not be able to reserve a room even if you choose an accommodation from the pull-down menu.
*Note 2: A cancellation fee will be charged depending on the cancellation request date.
For details, please contact the hotel or apartment companies directly.

2. Other accommodation on the Housing list
Contact one of them individually and make a reservation.
When making a reservation, mention that you are a participant of a Sophia program.
If you don’t, you will not be able to get a special discount.

3. Your own choice
Arrange your accommodation on your own.

Housing Information List will be available at a later date.

Applicants may need a short term visitor visa to enter Japan, depending on their nationality. Check the homepage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan to see if it applies to you. Students from the U.S., Canada, and most European countries do not need a visa to participate in the program. On the other hand, those who are from many Asian, African, and Middle Eastern countries will need visas to visit Japan.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.