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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 04/01/2019 07/31/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program upon review of the student's application and upon acceptance be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Area of Studies: Accounting, Art, Business, Business (Marketing), Business (Mgmt), Computer Science, Economics, English, History, International Studies, Japanese, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies Featured Programs by Department: Modern Langagues
Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0 Program Type: Exchange
Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Language Level Required Prior to Program:: JPNE 102 or equivalent Housing Options: Apartment
Application Fee: $50 Deposit: $500
Term: Semester
Program Description:
Location
Tokyo is the capital and Japan’s largest city.  Approximately 12 million people live in the city or its adjacent wards.  It is on the island of Honshu.  The city has Japan's highest concentration of businesses, universities and colleges, museums, theaters, and shopping and entertainment. It also has a highly-developed public transportation system with numerous train and subway lines. This modern metropolis is known for its fusion of fast paced action and Zen calm. Visiting students will quickly become immersed in the diverse and colorful Tokyo culture, meditating at ancient shrines and temples or catching a baseball game at the Korakuen Dome.

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University
Since its foundation in 1913, Sophia University has been preparing generations of students to play an active role in Japanese society and in the world. More than fifty nationalities are represented in its student body of 11, 900 and the teaching staff of 1,100 is made up of scholars from 20 countries. The curriculum is designed so that students may receive a solid foundation in one particular specialization as well as broad general education. Sophia’s tradition of academic excellence has its roots in the Jesuit educational ideal of placing importance on each individual student. Sophia offers two programs with courses taught in English: the undergraduate program in liberal arts and summer session program. All other program courses are instructed in Japanese.
Course and Schedules:
Exchange Students can take classes in the Undergraduate Program in Comparative Culture. Courses are offered in Languages, the Japanese Language Program, Humanities (including Art History, Literature, and Religion-Philosophy), International Business and Economics, Social Studies (including Anthropology-Sociology, History, and Political Science), and Japanese Linguistic and Teaching Methods.  There are also several courses in Math, Science, Geography, and the Environment that are open to exchange students. Course List
Housing and Meals
Students have three options for housing at Sophia University:
  • With a Japanese Family in a Home Stay
  • In either the men or women’s dormitories
  • In an apartment-style facility
Cost
Student participating in this exchange pay Gonzaga Tuition and Fees.
Visa and Passport
All students must have a passport that is valid for three months after the end of their study abroad program. A student visa is required for all students wishing to study in Japan. Entry into the country must take place within three months of obtaining the visa, or else the visa is invalidated. A Japanese student visa is a stamp in your passport that allows you to study in Japan for over 90 days. Students who are US citizens studying in Italy for a semester or a year must have a Japanese student visa.