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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
Bard College
Baruch College
Bethany Lutheran C
Bloomsburg University
Boston University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Butler University
Cabrini College
California Baptist Uuniversity
California State University Fullerton
California University of Pennsylvania
Cardinal Stritch University
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Central College
Champlain College
Chapman University
Colby College
Colorado College
Columbia College
Columbia University
Concordia College
Concordia University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Davidson College
Denison University
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Emerson College
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida International University
Fordham University
Framingham State University
Franklin & Marshall College
George Washington University
Gettysburg College
Hamilton College
Hofstra University
Hood College
Illinois I of Technology
Indiana University
Indiana University Bloomington
Iowa State University
Ithaca College
Kenyon College
Kutztown University
Lafayette College
LaSalle University
Lehigh University
Manhattan College
Marist College
Maryland Institute College of Art
Miami University
Millersville University
Montclair State University
Moravian College
Muhlenberg College
Nazareth College of Rochester
New School University
New York University
Northwestern University
Oglethorpe University
Palm Beach Community College
Penn State University
Philadelphia University
Point Park College
Rutgers University
Sarah Lawrence College
Scripps College
Skidmore College
Spelman College
St. Ambrose University
St. Leo University
Stevens I of Technology
Susquehanna University
Texas A&M University
Thomas More College
Trinity College
Trinity University
Tulane University
University of California Berkeley
University of California San Diego
University of Central Florida
University of Colorado Denver
University of Delaware
University of Houston
University of Illinois Chicago
University of Massachusettes Amherst
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of North Carolina Charlotte
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rhode Island
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of Tampa
University of the South
University of Vermont
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wake Forest University
Wesleyan University
West Chester University
Western Washington University
Widener University
Woodbury University