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About Temple Japan

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Study abroad programs overview

  • Semester, academic year and summer programs for U.S. undergraduates
  • Fall, spring, and 10-week summer semester study abroad students take classes alongside degree-seeking Japanese students, as well as other degree-seeking international students from over 60 countries
  • Courses include Japanese language at all levels, for native and non-native speakers, and upper-level courses in anthropology;  art; art history; Asian studies; communications studies; economics; history; international business studies; journalism; media studies and production; political science and psychology
  • Instruction is in English, with the exception of language courses
  • Small class sizes (19 students on average) facilitate lively discussions and allow professors to work closely with students to achieve their academic objectives
  • Internship opportunities are available; Japanese language skills are sometimes required

About Temple University, Japan Campus

  • Tokyo campus of Temple University
  • Founded in 1982, Temple University Japan is the oldest and largest foreign university in Japan
  • First foreign university to be nationally recognized by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • Enrollment is approximately 3,900 students per year (about 1,200 degree-seeking undergraduates; 300 graduate students; 2,400 students in non-degree programs)
  • Approximately 60-120 study abroad undergraduates per semester
  • Approximately 200 faculty members from Japan, the U.S. and other countries around the world
  • Undergraduate degrees with majors in art, Asian studies, communications, economics, general studies, international affairs, international business studies, Japanese language, political science and psychological studies
  • At the graduate level, Temple Japan offers an MBA, a Master of Science in Education and Doctor of Education in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), and a Master of Laws
  • Home to the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, which sponsors special programs devoted to Asian contemporary culture and language, a lecture series, and an academic journal

Student body

Temple University Japan is truly an international university. Within the undergraduate program, approximately 40 percent of the students are Japanese, and the remainder come from about 60 countries around the world. The diversity of the student body contributes to the dynamic exchange of ideas and perspectives across all academic disciplines, and Temple Japan's integrated educational environment fosters the crosscultural sophistication to succeed in a global environment. Outside of the classroom, students have ample opportunity for social interaction with their peers through participation in various student organizations, activities and culture exchange programming.

Participating institutions for study abroad

Study abroad students come from Temple University, as well as institutions across the U.S. View recently participating institutions.