AT A GLANCE/LOCATION | PROGRAM TERM | AREAS OF STUDY | COURSE INFORMATION | HOUSING INFORMATION | COSTS | STUDENT LIFE | APPLICATION PROCESS | STAFF CONTACT
AT A GLANCE/LOCATION
Take your arts and sciences studies a step further in a city that radiates light and energy (along with anime, Godzilla, and Hello Kitty). Prestigious Sophia University presents challenging academics and every level of Japanese language instruction you need – and plunges you into an international scene full of students both local and international. Add colorful trips to explore beyond Tokyo, and you’ve got one amazing global adventure.
A city like no other, Tokyo is all about what’s new. With a population of more than 13 million people, it’s crowded, but it’s also super clean and safe. See how limited space has been maximized in ingenious ways and enjoy an astounding variety of shopping options and entertainment. In Tokyo, every customer gets the royal treatment from helpful clerks, trains run on time, and pockets of nature as well as throwbacks to times gone by are easy to find.
Pre-Requisites for Program/Eligibility
An overall GPA of 2.75 is required to be considered for this program.
Mid-September – Late January / Early February
Late March – Late July /Early August
– Late July /Early August
AREAS OF STUDY
- Art History
- Political Science
to find the list of available courses.
Homestay (two meals per day are included)
Residence hall (meals not included)
1. Administrative Fee: $150
2. Belmont Tuition:
Student will first pay Belmont tuition and then be charged a Program Fee for the difference in total provider program cost and what has already been paid for Belmont tuition. If the provider program costs less than Belmont tuition, the student will only be billed Belmont tuition.
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel.It is recommended that students wait to be accepted fully into their program before booking their airfare.
- Take a weekend trip to Hiroshima, where peace memorials, intellectual discussions, and bomb survivor stories bring the city’s history to life.
Visit the island of Miyajima, where a Shinto torii gate appears to float on the water.
Travel to Kyoto - virtually untouched by the devastation of World War II, the city’s temples, shrines, rivers, and exquisite crafts make the whole city a virtual museum.
Find your Zen in an actual “Zen” garden.
Get involved in campus life by joining a club at Sophia University.
Academic-year students take an additional weekend to discover other regions like Sendai, Kansai or the Inuyama region… practicing the language while they explore.
Choose from a range of small-group activities – there’s always more to see and do.
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
How to Apply
- Spring Semester Programs: October 15
- Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 1
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 re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1) Belmont’s Study Abroad Office application, which requires:
Step 2) The Provider application, to be completed SIMULTANEOUSLY with Step 1:
- Passport photocopy
- Online questionnaires
- Signature documents
- You must submit the provider application and all requested documents directly to the provider by the Belmont Abroad Office deadline, regardless of the deadlines set by the provider organization.
- Instructions for completing the provider application will be provided on your Belmont Abroad Office application. You should contact the provider directly if you have further questions about the application.
- Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted both the Belmont application and the provider application.
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009
CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, the economic, technical, and political hub of Japan, is one of the world’s most vibrant and fascinating capitals – a delight for fashionistas and gastronomes. Further your studies in the arts and sciences, and get to know Tokyo’s fascinating culture by taking Japanese language courses, living with a local family or with Japanese and other international students, and taking part in lively extracurricular activities and clubs. A semester or year in Tokyo is sure to be a challenging, enriching international experience.
Study abroad in Japan and you will:
- Study Japanese in language classes at all levels; choose from a wide range of other courses taught in English to mixed groups of Japanese and international students
- Live with a Japanese family or in a dorm with young professionals and Japanese and international students
- Participate in a contemporary and traditional cultural activity program, including regional site visits, historical tours, hands-on workshops, and a weekend excursion to Hiroshima; benefit from an extra cultural activity reimbursement program
Find out more.
Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.