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Toyo University
Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: UM applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Japanese Language Requirement: 2 years Japanese
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Program Description:
Toyo University



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Toyo University (TU) is a private, liberal arts university with four campuses throughout Tokyo.  The student body of 30,150 also has Tokyo’s urban wonders close at hand.  TU itself offers 26 clubs where students can try activities from sumo to calligraphy.     

Academics
Most exchange students follow TU’s excellent intensive Japanese language program (NEST).  However, if proficiency levels permit, students may take classes from other disciplines.  Other departments include Asian Studies, Business Administration, Sociology, Economics, Regional Development Studies, Information Sciences & Arts, History, Literature, Law, Human Life Design, and Life Sciences.  Course details can be found through the links on:  http://www.toyo.ac.jp/ipo/english/Syllabi.html

Housing & Meals
TU has an International House (I-House) for exchange students, located a 15 minute walk from the Hakusan campus.  These dorms have full kitchens, and cost about half that of other Tokyo housing options. Single or double rooms are available.  Students may cook, eat at the university cafeteria, or eat at nearby restaurants. 

Cost Information
Students pay their regular tuition to UM and their room and board to TU.  A single or half of a double room at the I-House cost ¥40,000/month.  Food costs are around ¥45,000/month.  A student visa for study in Japan costs ¥3,000 for single entry and ¥6,000 for multiple entry . UM financial aid can apply to tuition, living and travel expenses while at TU.  

Credit Transfer
Students register for classes upon arrival at TU.  15 in-class hours at TU are equivalent to one UM credit.  Students must transfer back a minimum of 24 UM credits for the academic year to be considered full-time. 

Program Dates
Students must complete one academic year.
Semester 1: September to late  January
Semester 2: early April to early  August

Tokyo, Japan
The City

Toyo University’s central location offers urban enthusiasts plenty to explore from the nearby electronics wonderland of Akihabara, the antiques and bookstores of Jimbocho, to the unique foods and nightlife of Ikebukuro.  Tokyo, the world’s largest metropolitan area has something to offer any interest. 
Besides its modern attractions, Tokyo has a long, 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 solidified even further.  The Emperor and Empress still live in the immaculately landscaped 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.        

Fast Facts
Exchange levels: undergraduate, graduate
Language of      instruction: Japanese
Language requirement: two years college-level Japanese prior to exchange
University website:  www.toyo.ac.jp
Length of  exchange: academic year

Tokyo at a Glance
Population
34,750,000

Climate
Mild winters with occasional snow (average temperature 37?F), rainy springs, and hot, humid summers (average temperature 90?F)

Proximity to
(reflects travel times on the bullet trains)
Kyoto: 3.5 hours
Osaka: 3.5 hours
Sapporo: 4.5 hours
Nikko: 2 hours

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
 
This program is currently not accepting applications.