Japan is a captivating and fascinating place for study abroad. The country is a dichotomy of worlds—from bamboo forests, tranquil temples and traditional teahouses to an ultramodern, fast-paced and resilient country on the frontier of scientific advances and new technologies. With top-ranked partners in six cities, you will find a variety of academic offerings and campus settings to suit your interests, your major and your life goals. Pursue research or internships, master Japanese language, learn anime or martial arts, climb Mt. Fuji—you can do it all in Japan.
Watch this video featuring some of the sights of Tokyo and campus shots of Waseda University, International Christian University and Keio University.
Japan Programs Overview Chart
Gain up to a year of Japanese language training in intensive summer language study at a top Japanese university.
Take courses taught in English and participate in research with a local lab team, focusing on topics related to your UC major interest.
Learn about historical and contemporary issues of Japanese society and culture through seminars, lectures, independent research, internships, and field excursions throughout Yokohama and Tokyo.
For master's students in the UCSD School of Global Policy and Strategy, an opportunity take graduate courses in Tokyo offered in English.
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.
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.
Gain understanding of Japan through immersion in courses taught in English or Japanese in the spring term. Students then volunteer in a community-based initiative for service learning.
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.
Participate in full-time research within a Japanese lab team, on cutting-edge topics related to your UC field of study.
Intensive Japanese language study from beginning to advanced levels in the lovely cultural city of Kyoto, along with culture courses and the opportunity to practice Japanese in daily life.
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.
Take coursework taught in Japanese in the areas of Japanese studies, engineering, sciences, and economics at this top Japanese university in western Japan. The program begins with a summer intensive language program which prepares students for immersion into the Japanese university community.
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.
Undertake a summer lab research internship at the prestigious University of Tokyo School of Science. Survival Japanese, faculty lectures and cultural activities complement your research.
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.