Japan is a captivating and fascinating place for study abroad. The country is a dichotomy of worlds—from the serenity of bamboo forests, tranquil temples and traditional teahouses to its global engagement as an ultramodern, fast-paced country on the frontier of scientific advances and new technologies. With top-ranked partners throughout Japan, UCEAP offers a variety of academic programs and campus settings to suit your personal interests, your major studies, and life goals. Pursue research in engineering and sciences, master Japanese language, or take classes in your major.
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See all of your options in this Japan Programs' Summary.
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.
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.