Tokyo, Japan

Language & Culture

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Experiential Learning
Length:
Spring

At a Glance

Housing:

Apartment

Credits:

17 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

English, Japanese

Language Prerequisites:

None

Visa Required:

Yes

About the Program

Expand your understanding of Japan by immersing yourself in the language. At Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS), you will take a 8-credit Japanese language course  and one compulsory 3-credit course specially designed for IES Abroad students. You'll also have the opportunity to take two English-language area studies courses focusing on popular culture, economics, history, political science, and contemporary society. 

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Study in Makuhari

Take classes taught by international faculty.

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Live with the Locals

Live in an apartment.

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Gain First-Hand Experience

Enroll in the Social Organization in Japan.

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Tokyo Will Be Your Classroom

Apply your lessons when you explore popular local sites.

Spring 2025

Program Dates:

March 25 - July 13

Application Deadline:

Estimated Cost:

$
26,254

Program Advisor

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Sarah Duran

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️ study@IESabroad.org

About the Destination

Why Tokyo?

Tokyo is a city uniquely its own. It can appear straight from the future with its ultramodern skyscrapers, bright lights, and technology. Mix that with well-maintained and cherished traditions, like tea ceremony, festivals, and kimonos still worn in the streets, and you have a glimpse of Tokyo. Explore all of this and more in this one-of-a-kind city.

Learn More About Tokyo

Get to Know Your New City

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Enjoy Art & Culture in the Roppongi District

Explore local food and art at this famous shopping destination.

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Hike Mount Takao

And take a day trip away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.

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Experience the Harajuku District

Enjoy this trendy fashion and shopping district.

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Spend a Day on Odaiba

Walk across Tokyo Bay on the striking Rainbow Bridge.

Tokyo Newsletters

Get a taste for what it's really like to study abroad. The IES Abroad Tokyo Center regularly sends out a newsletter called the Tokyo Shinbun. To see students experiencing the city, read through the latest volumes.

Peruse the Tokyo Shinbun

The Student Experience

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Housing

The common area of shared Tokyo apartment housing
  • Apartment
  • Homestay

Apartment

Live with Japanese university students, other IES Abroad students, and young Japanese professionals in a privately managed coed building. Each apartment suite of 3-4 residents is single-sex, and offers single rooms. You will share a kitchen, bathroom, and washing machine with your roommates. There is also a large communal kitchen, communal bath, and student lounge for all residents to use. Meals are not included.

Academics