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Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Program)
Study at Sophia University, the premiere Jesuit University of Japan! Located amongst the excitement of Tokyo, Sophia University offers study abroad students a unique overseas experience and a high quality education in and outside of the classroom.
Students choose from over 150 courses taught in English at this prestigious Japanese university. Students attend classes along with Japanese students in addition to enrolling in intensive language courses. Sophia offers a diverse variety of courses, see below for details.Available courses in the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Sophia include:
Social Studies Major
The Academic Calendar
The Fall semester in Japan runs until January or February; it is recommended that Loyola students study at Sophia in the Spring or for a full Academic Year. The Academic Year runs from mid-September to early August with a two month break between semesters in February and March. The Spring semester dates usually run from early April to early August.
Taking full-advantage of its city campus location, Sophia University combines classroom instruction with opportunities to explore and engage the city. The university is located on the doorsteps of one of the world's largest and most exciting urban centers! Nearby access to a half-dozen rail and subway lines ensures that all cultural, volunteer, and internship activities are all easily accessible from the campus.
Studying at Sophia University offers students the opportunity to attend a Jesuit university in the heart of one of the most energetic cities in the world! This programs offers courses that allow students to take classes that are relevant to their major and learn about Japanese culture and language.
Study abroad students at Sophia University can live in a dormitory or in an apartment-style facility. Please note that as with most city-campus university's housing is not on-campus. Please check the Sophia web page for a list of housing and living expenses.
Most meals are included in the dormitory housing option. Meals are not included in the apartment-style accommodation option.
International students are encouraged to participate in one of the hundreds of student organizations on campus. These organizations range from sports, to music, language, social and cultural organizations.
To ApplyFor more information and to begin the application process for the semester or yearlong exchange program, please make an appointment for advising with the Center for International Education.
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