Tokyo Summer, 2019
“My experience in Tokyo was one that I truly could not have gotten anywhere else and I loved every minute of it. The opportunity to travel around Japan and live in a culture so unlike our own is an opportunity that should not be passed up.” -Alex Bridgeman, Accounting, Summer 2017
Sophia University, a Jesuit institution in downtown Tokyo, offers courses in the humanities, social studies, international business, and economics. Students will choose two courses (worth 3 credits each) among a variety of classes.
No previous Japanese experience is required and all courses are taught in English.
The program is especially recommended for Global Business minors.
All courses are linked with the different sights and cultural aspects of Tokyo. Among the special tours planned are visits to the Meiji Shrine and the Edo-Tokyo Museum. It is also possible for students to experience a range of traditional Japanese arts including Noh, Kabuki, the tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and a variety of Japanese arts on display at Tokyo museums.
Students live in a dorm-style hotel (rooms include kitchenettes) called the Asia Center of Japan.
This program is eligible for State, Federal, Private and UP Financial Aid; however, summer aid typically is in the form of loans. For more financial aid information visit: http://www.up.edu/finaid/other-aid/study-abroad.html.
Priority deadline for applications: October 15, 2018. The decision deadline is January 11th, 2019.