Yokohama is Japan's second largest city, a major port, and a cosmopolitan center. The greater Tokyo-Yokohama area is the heart and soul of Japan's economy, political system, and culture.
Kyoto was the national capital and emperor's residence for more than one thousand years, and today offers more historical and traditional attractions than any other Japanese city. It is now the country's 7th largest city with a modern face.
All participants are required to take or audit the appropriate level of Japanese in the semester directly preceding their study abroad in Japan.
Dates: Late August to mid-December for Kanto Gakuin. At Rikkyo, AGU and Doshisha, fall semester runs from mid-September to the end of January. Spring semester is from the first of April to August 1.
Language prerequisites - one year of college-level Japanese, two years preferred for KGU. Two years of college-level Japanese is required for Rikkyo, AGU or Doshisha.
Housing: Kanto Gakuin Univ.: Combination of University housing and homestay with Japanese families. Rikkyo, AGU, Doshisha: Dormitory housing is arranged by the University
Quotes from Students
"I loved Japan, I benefited in so many aspects. Living abroad is a wonderful way to learn a language, culture and society. Not to mention I learned a lot about myself."
"I thought that the study abroad program in Japan was one of the best experiences of my life. I think the primary benefits of the program was getting to learn and engage myself in a culture that is entirely different from my own; learning a different language and meeting a whole bunch of great people."
- Trisha Hickenbottom
Websites: KGU: www.kanto-gakuin.ac.jp Rikkyo:http://univ.rikkyo.ac.jp Doshisha: http://cjlc.doshisha.ac.jp/ryugaku/english/index.html
Aoyama Gakuin University: http://www.aoyama.ac.jp/en/