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Tokyo, Japan

Temple Japan Semester

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Temple Japan: Semester/Academic Year

Program dates

  • Fall: late August to mid-December
  • Spring: early January to late April
  • Academic Year: late August to late April (off for semester break)

Academics

  • Undergraduate courses in: American studies, anthropology, architecture, art, art history, Asian studies, communication studies, media studies and production, economics, film and media arts, history, international business studies, Japanese (all levels), journalism, political science, psychology, and sociology
  • Specialized architecture program offered during the spring semester
  • Courses are taught by faculty from Japan, the U.S., and other countries around the world
  • Fall/Spring Semester course load: 4-5 courses, 15-17 credits total
  • Credit-bearing and non-credit internships are available

Student life and cultural enrichment

  • Activities and excursions
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Student clubs
  • Culture Exchange Program

Language of instruction

Except for courses in Japanese language, all instruction is in English. Program participants with no previous Japanese language instruction are expected to enroll in beginning Japanese during their first semester in Tokyo.

School location

The TUJ campus occupies several floors within two office buildings in the Minami Azabu and Mita districts in central Tokyo.

Facilities

  • Classrooms equipped with smart technology
  • Computer lab and wireless Internet system
  • Professional visual arts studios
  • Student lounges
  • Administrative offices

Housing options

  • Program-arranged dorms and apartments
  • Program-arranged homestays for selected students
  • Independent housing

Eligibility

Open to qualified students matriculated at U.S. colleges and universities. 

Applying to the program

Application Deadline: April 1 for the fall semester/academic year; October 1 for the spring semester