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Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Program)
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|Restrictions:||UM applicants only|
|Language of Instruction:||Japanese||Language Requirement:||2 years Japanese|
Seijo UniversitySeijo University (SU) is a small, private university in the heart of Tokyo. SU has four excellent faculties including: Economics, Arts and Literature, Law, and Social Innovation. With its small student body of 5,000 students, the SU classroom environment allows for in-depth connections with fellow students and professors, in the midst of the anonymity and excitement of a major metropolitan backdrop.
Many students take advantage of the Japanese language and culture courses at SU. Students with language proficiency may take courses from other disciplines. Other faculties include Economics, Arts and Literature (including Fine Arts), Law, and Social Innovation. More information about each faculty can be found at: http://www.seijo.ac.jp/en/. Courses taught in English are also available. For a list of available courses taught in English, please see International Programs.
Housing & Meals
Seijo does not provide on-campus residence halls. Exchange students will be offered accommodation off-campus.
Students pay their regular tuition to UM and their room and board to SU. Cafeteria meals cost ¥300-500. Private housing costs around ¥100,000 per month. A student visa for study in Japan costs ¥3,000 for single entry and ¥6,000 for multiple entry. UM financial aid can be applied towards tuition, living and travel expenses while on this program.
Students register for classes upon arrival at SU. Students enrolled in Japanese language and culture classes will complete 390 contact hours in one academic year, and this will translate as 26 UM credits. All students must transfer back a minimum of 24 UM credits for the academic year to be considered full-time.
UM students apply for the full academic year.
Semester 1: April to late July
Semester 2: late September to late January
Seijo University is located in an up-scale residential district, just fifteen minutes from Tokyo’s legendary Shinjuku Station, the busiest metro station in the world. This links the area to many areas such as the electronics-mania of Akihabara, the antiques and bookstores of Jimbocho, and the nightlife of Ikebukuro. Besides its modern attractions, Tokyo has a long, and rich history.
Originally a fishing village, the city quickly grew after shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu established his military control there in 1590. When Emperor Meiji moved his residence from Kyoto to Tokyo, its importance further solidified. The Emperor and Empress still live in the immaculate Imperial Palace today. Palaces, temples, and shrines blended with the
most innovative of modern architecture typify Tokyo, and add to its lure.
Japan has one of the world’s cleanest, fastest, and most efficient train systems, the Shinkansen, to transport students from the city to almost anywhere in the country; the temples of Kyoto, skiing in Nagano, and ice festivals in Sapporo are all within exploration’s range.
Exchange levels: undergraduate, graduate
Language of instruction: Japanese, English
Language requirement: None for students taking courses taught in English; two years college-level Japanese prior to exchange for courses taught in Japanese
University website: www.seijo.ac.jp
Length of exchange: Academic year
Tokyo at a Glance
Mild winters with occasional snow (average temperature 37?F), rainy springs, and hot, humid summers (average temperature 90?F)
(reflects travel times on the bullet trains)
Kyoto: 3.5 hours
Osaka: 3.5 hours
Sapporo: 4.5 hours
Nikko: 2 hours
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