Study Aboard

Studying abroad is required for Japanese majors, and strongly encouraged for minors. Deciding on a study abroad program in Japan and submitting an application takes preparation and planning. You should schedule a time to talk with your Japanese major/minor advisor as early as possible to begin this process. The department also typically hosts a study abroad information session during the fall semester to help students understand the study abroad requirement and share student experiences.

Your Japanese major/minor advisor will provide suggestions and recommendations on specific programs, advice on living in an East Asian cultural environment, and help you consider other important factors, such as internship opportunities, etc. After meeting with your Japanese advisor, you should also schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor in the GPS office. GPS assists students with many of the logistical concerns of studying abroad, and can provide our majors/minors with practical advice and the details of transferring credits.

In addition to the programs we recommend, we are open to considering transfer credit from other programs. If you find a program that is not recommended or already recorded on the GPS Study Abroad page for Japan already, make sure it gets pre-approved by the Japanese Program faculty and GPS before your study abroad term begins.

Recommended programs

Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka (Fall or Spring)

Temple University Tokyo (Fall, Spring, or Summer)

CET Summer Program in Osaka