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Explore study abroad programs in Japan! Next deadline: Dec 7

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1. Summer Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka University

*No prior Japanese study required* Join this new summer lab research opportunity to work within a Japanese lab team on cutting-edge topics related to your UC field of study.

Academic fit for:

  • SOE: BIOE, CSE, ENVE, MSE, ME
  • SNS: BIOS, CHEM, ESS, PHYS

Summer 2018 deadline: Dec 7, 2017

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2. Summer Lab Research, Engineering & Science, University of Tokyo

*No prior Japanese study required* Undertake a summer lab research internship at the prestigious University of Tokyo Schools of Science and Engineering. Survival Japanese, faculty lectures and cultural activities complement your research.

Academic fit for:

  • SOE: General engineering
  • SNS: BIOS, CHEM, ESS, MATH, PHYS

Summer 2018 deadline: Dec 7, 2017

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3. International Christian Univ.

*No prior Japanese study required* Further your UC major studies and gain an understanding of Japan today through immersion in ICU courses taught in English or Japanese. Beginning through advanced Japanese language study is also available.

Academic fit for:

  • SOE: CSE (in Japanese)
  • SNS: BIOS (in Japanese), CHEM (in Japanese), ESS (in Japanese), MATH (in Japanese)
  • SSHA: CRES, ECON, ENG, HIST, MBE, PHIL, POL S, PSY (in Japanese), SOC

Fall 2018 deadline: Dec 7, 2017
Academic Year 2018-19 deadline: Dec 7, 2017
Spring 2019 deadline: Apr 19, 2018

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4. Engineering & Science in English, Tohoku Univ.

*No prior Japanese study required* Take courses taught in English and participate in research with a local lab team, focusing on topics related to your UC major interest.

Academic fit for:

  • SOE: CSE, MSE, ME
  • SNS: BIOS, CHEM, ESS, MATH, PHYS

Academic Year 2018-19 deadline: Dec 7, 2017
Spring 2019 deadline: Apr 19, 2018

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5. Hitotsubashi Univ.

*Minimum Japanese 2 required* This national university is known for its prestigious social sciences departments, small class sizes, Ivy league ambiance, and proximity to downtown Tokyo. Engage in course work taught in Japanese, Japanese language study, or a growing number of interdisciplinary courses taught in English.

Academic fit for:

  • SSHA: ANTH, CRES, ECON, HIST, MBE, PHIL, POL S, PSY, SOC

Academic Year 2018-19 deadline: Dec 7, 2017
Spring 2019 deadline: Apr 19, 2018

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6. Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.

*No prior Japanese study required* Learn about historical and contemporary issues of Japanese society and culture through seminars, lectures, independent research, internships, and field excursions throughout Yokohama and Tokyo.

Academic fit for:

  • SSHA: ECON, HIST, POL S, SOC

Fall 2018 deadline: Jan 25, 2018
Spring 2019 deadline: Apr 19, 2018

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7. Beginning Japanese, Osaka Univ.

*No prior Japanese study required; maximum: Japanese 1* Gain up to a year of Japanese language training in intensive summer language study at a top Japanese university.

Academic fit for:

  • SSHA: Japanese language only

Summer 2018 deadline: Dec 7, 2017

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8. Language & Culture, International Christian Univ.

*Minimum Japanese 1 required* Gain up to a year of Japanese language training in intensive summer language study at a top Japanese university.

Academic fit for:

  • SSHA: Japanese language only

Summer 2018 deadline: Dec 7, 2017

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9. Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ.

*Minimum Japanese 2 required* Intensive Japanese language study from intermediate to advanced, with courses that provide a foundation in Japanese culture and society, in an intimate and timeless small town setting. Internships available.

Academic fit for:

  • SSHA: CRES, HIST, SOC, & Japanese language only

Fall 2018 deadline: Jan 25, 2018

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10. Waseda Univ.

*Minimum Japanese 2 required* Located in vibrant downtown Tokyo, this university offers Japanese and Asian Studies, political science, journalism, history, art history, legal studies and education, all taught in English.

Academic fit for:

  • SOE: CSE
  • SSHA: CRES, ECON, HIST, MBE, PHIL, POL S, PSY, SOC

Academic Year 2018-19 deadline: Dec 7, 2017

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11. Keio Univ.

*Minimum Japanese 2 required* Located in the heart of dynamic Tokyo, Keio offers courses taught in English or Japanese in the humanities and social sciences with an exceptionally strong economics department.

Academic fit for:

  • SOE: CSE
  • SNS: MATH, PHYS
  • SSHA: ANTH, CRES, ECON, HIST, MBE, PHIL, POL S, PSY, SOC

Academic Year 2018-19 deadline: Dec 7, 2017

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12. Osaka Univ.

*Advanced Japanese required* Take coursework taught in Japanese in the areas of Japanese studies, engineering, sciences, and economics at this top Japanese university in western Japan.

Academic fit for:

  • SOE: BIOE, CSE, ENVE, MSE, ME
  • SNS: BIOS, CHEM, ESS
  • SSHA: ANTH, CRES, ECON, ENG, HIST, MBE, PHIL, POL S, PSY, SOC

Academic Year 2018-19 deadline: Dec 7, 2017

More information, explore, or begin application

Can’t find the right Japan program with UCEAP?

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