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AT A GLANCE/LOCATION
Tokyo Christian University is the premier evangelical university in Japan and is the only evangelical institution accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education. Students will enroll at the East Asia Institute at Tokyo Christian. Tokyo Christian is situated in a park-like setting in the "green zone" area of the city near Narita International Airport and downtown Tokyo. Tokyo is Japan's busy capital city. It mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples.
Late August – Mid December
AREAS OF STUDY
Japanese Language and Culture (all levels), Japanese Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences, Biblical Studies, Theological Studies and Christian Ministry and Field Education.
The core curriculum for East Asian Institute consists of four primary courses: JST 301 - Japan, Asia, and the West, FA 320 - History of Japanese Arts and Aesthetics, PHIL 370 - Japanese Religion and Philosophy, and JPN 101-103 - Elementary Japanese Language and Culture. It should be noted that JST 301 is the introductory course to the East Asian Institute program. Each course carries 3 semester hours of credit. The East Asian Institute program also offers a series of required field trips.
Learn more details from Tokyo Christian's Course Descriptions
Tokyo Christian University has four dormitories: The Men’s Dorm, the Women’s Dorm, the Zion Dorm, and the Family Dorm. The Men’s and Woman’s Dorms are three-story buildings with a capacity of approximately 100 students each. Each dorm room accommodates two students and is equipped with individual study desks and chairs, bunk-beds, individual chest-of-drawers, and bookshelves. All rooms are air-conditioned.
In each dorm, there are two kitchen facilities with a microwave, small oven, rice cooker, refrigerator, and cooking utensils. Most rooms have Internet access, and students can access the Internet with their own computers in the study rooms. The electricity in the Tokyo area, including TCU, is 100 volts, 50 cycle. Each dorm has a lounge and bathing facilities (both shower and Japanese style “ofuro”), and each of the three floors in both dormitories has prayer rooms, bathrooms, and a laundry room equipped with washing machines and dryers.
1. Housing: Included in Belmont tuition cost
2. Belmont Tuition:
Tuition is charged at the regular semester rate. The fee includes tuition, room and board, five to seven field trips, Japanese language textbooks, rental bedding, and national health insurance
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel. Students should wait until they receive formal acceptance into the program at Tokyo Christian before booking their airfare.
There are many on-campus opportunities for music groups, choir, clubs (called “circles”), concerts, intramural athletic events, exercise, prayer groups, student government, and just relaxing. East Asian Institute students are provided with guided field trips and the opportunity for home stays with Japanese families. Students are also encouraged to explore the vast cultural resources in the Tokyo area, such as the innumerable museums, concerts, dramatic productions, art-exhibits, technical shows, public lectures, and sporting events.
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Belmont Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
Fall Program Only: February 15
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not redirected back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
The Belmont’s Study Abroad Office Application, which includes:
- Passport photocopy
- Online questionnaires
- Signature documents
Only application materials for Step 1 must be turned in by the corresponding term’s deadlines as listed above.
The Host University Application,
This Step will be completed after
your advisor reviews and accepts your Belmont application.
- If Belmont’s Study Abroad Office accepts your application, your study abroad advisor will provide you with additional information, and supplemental application instructions will be sent to you.
Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn
Director Asian Studies Program •JAAC 3057
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009