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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; film and media arts; 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 (20 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, TUJ 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 4,800 students per year (about 1,100 degree-seeking undergraduates; 300 graduate students; 3,400 in English preparation, continuing education or corporate education programs)
  • 60-100 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, TUJ 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

TUJ is truly an international university. Within the undergraduate program, approximately 37 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 TUJ'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

In addition to students from Temple University, study abroad students come from institutions across the U.S. Recently participating institutions include:

Albright College
American University
Arcadia University
Assumption College
Augusta State University
Baruch College
Bennington College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Bryn Mawr College
Butler University
California State University, Los Angeles
Cambridge College
Carnegie Mellon University
Central College
Champlain College
Chapman University
Colby College
Colorado College
Columbia College
Concordia University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Cornish College of the Arts
Davidson College
Denison University
Dickinson College
Duke University
Emerson College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fordham University
Framingham State University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia State University
Gettysburg College
Goucher College
Grinnell College
Hamilton College
Hofstra University
Hood College
Hope College
Illinois Central College
Illinois Institue of Technology
Indiana University
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Long Island University
Loyola University
Macalester College
Marist College
McHenry Community College
Mercyhurst College
Miami University
Montclair State University
Moravian College
Muhlenberg College
Nazareth Collge of Rochester
New School University
New York University
Oberlin College
Oglethorpe University
Our Lady of the Lake University
Palm Beach Community College
Paris College of Art
Penn State University
Princeton University
Rhodes College
Richmond, the American International
University in London
Rutgers University
Sarah Lawrence College
Seton Hill University
Skidmore College
St. Leo University
St. Vincent College
Suffolk Community College
Susquehanna University
Syracuse University
Texas A&M University
Thomas More College
Trinity College
Trinity University
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Illinois, Chicago
University of Maryland
University of Miami
University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of Pittsburgh
University of Portland
University of San Diego
University of the Arts
University of the Pacific
University of Vermont
Vassar College
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wake Forest University
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wesleyan University
West Chester University
Wichita State University
Widener University
Woodbury University