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If you are interested in the unique and historic culture of Japan, you should consider taking part in our exchange program with Sophia University in Tokyo.  A multitude of different classes are offered in English and Japanese to exchange students.

Sophia University

Please see below for academic bulletin of Sophia University.

Application Deadline
Full Year Program - March 1 (Begin during Fall semester)
Single Semester Program - September 30 (Spring semester only)

Academic Calendar
Fall Semester (mid Sept - February)
Spring Semester (March - August)

Kokushikan University
Application Deadline
Full Year Program - March 1 (Begin during Fall semester)
Single Semester Program - September 30 (Spring semester only)

Academic Calendar
Fall Semester (mid Sept. - February)
Spring Semester (March - August)

Application Process:

  1. Meet the minimum admission requirements:
    • Classes are taught in both Japanese and English for exchange students but students are encouraged to have basic Japanese language skills (at least two semesters taken in a college setting).
    • You must complete at least one year of full-time undergraduate study and must have a minimum 3.00 cumulate index to apply.
    • No serious judicial violations.
    • Students who will not have reached the age of 18 by the time of the beginning of their study abroad semester must secure and provide parental permission.
    • Once accepted into an exchange program, you will need to secure your place in the program. All accepted students are required to submit a $500 non-refundable exchange program fee through UIS and submit the confirmation forms outlined in Tab 3 on the Accepted Students Page to the Global Studies Office.
  2. Visit the university website for details on the course offerings, accomodation options, location, etc. Feel free to make an appointment with the exchange coordinator at the Office of Global Studies if you have any questions or need clarification.
  3. Discuss course offerings with your academic dean to ensure that they will fit into your academic plan and will be accepted as major/minor/elective credits.
  4. Apply Now!