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Tokyo, Japan


Study Abroad

At a Glance


Independent Housing


6 per Summer

Language of Instruction:


Language Prerequisites:


Visa Required:


About the Program

Tokyo will challenge you to experience the world in new ways as you immerse yourself in a culture that combines fast-paced modernity with age-old traditions. This program is excellent for serious students at all levels who seek to study Japanese language in an intensive 6-credit course. Course-related trips in and around Tokyo complement what you learn in the classroom, and help you gain knowledge of Japanese culture and society.

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Learn the Language

Enroll in one required 6-credit Japanese language course.

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Explore the Area

And discover the culture and traditions of Japan.

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Immerse in Culture

Experience the world in new ways.

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Live in a Hotel

Live in a single room in eastern Tokyo.

Summer 2024

Program Dates:

May 23 - July 06

Application Deadline:

Estimated Cost:


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

the neon lights and crowd-filled street in Akihabara, Tokyo

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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Tokyo Housing Hotel
  • Hotel


You will live in a single room hotel accommodation conveniently located in eastern Tokyo. The hotel has restaurants and cafés on dedicated floors. A convenience store in the lobby that has a good selection of fresh foods and beverages. You may also choose to explore the various affordable local restaurants in the neighborhood. No meals plan is provided and cooking facilities are not provided.