Short-term Programs Sophia University offers January session and short-term summer study abroad programs. At Sophia University’s campus in the heart of Tokyo, the program participants directly experience many aspects of Japanese culture and society and witness the myriad ways in which the cultures of the world are reflected in the maze-like urban landscape of Tokyo.
The programs also enable participants to look at Japan from many different perspectives.
The faculty themselves come from diverse cultural backgrounds, and while some students from Sophia’s Faculty of Liberal Arts attend the session, the majority of participants come from a variety of different countries. The programs thus offer a rare opportunity for Japanese students and non-Japanese students from abroad to gather to study, discuss, and reflect on Japan’s role in the world.
As for the Summer Session in Japan Asian Studies, over 11,000 students from around the globe have attended the programs over the years, and many have gone on to pursue exciting careers related to Japan.
- January 8 to January 31, 2019
- September 24 to November 2, 2018
Summer Session 1 : February 15, 2018
Summer Session 2: February 22, 2018
We would like to inform that until 2017,a tuition waiver was only applicable to the Asian Studies program. However, from 2018, the tuition waiver will also be applicable to the Japanese Language program in both Session 1 and Session In addition, the number of participant for each course will be limited. It is possible that students will not be able to register courses they wish to study as the places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Sophia University has several off-campus dormitories and offers affiliated housing options. For inquiries and application, contact the dormitory/organization directly. Since the Sophia campus is located in the heart of Tokyo, the cost of living near campus is very high. As reasonable housing is located in the suburbs, students should expect a 30-90 min. commuting time to campus.