• Junior, Senior
• 3.0 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Japanese language, humanities, social sciences, business

Classroom Language

English, Japanese


You are responsible for arranging your own housing

Program Duration

Academic Year: Mid-September - Late July
Fall: Mid-September - Early February*
Spring: Early April - Late July

*Fall semester duration is possible, but students will not return in time for the UW-Madison spring semester.

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2015-16  9/11/2015
Year 2016-17  12/4/2015

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

Japan, Tokyo
Sophia University

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Study in Tokyo at Sophia University (Jōchi Daigaku), one of Japan's leading universities. Designed for students in the humanities, social sciences, business, and language studies, this program is ideal for students interested in taking courses in English while studying Japanese language.

With a population of about 14 million, rising to nearly 20 million during workdays, Tokyo is the quintessential metropolis. The city boasts an outstanding art and cultural scene, including libraries, museums, and art galleries, as well as movies, theater, and drama from all over the world. The city is a center of government and business, with the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Japanese Diet (National Legislature) making Tokyo their home. You can also find cultural landmarks such as the Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, and Senso-ji Temple in Tokyo. Tokyo's location provides ready access to nearby Mt. Fuji, the historic shrines and temples of Nikko and Kamakura, and the hot springs of Hakone, as well as international destinations in South Korea, China, and further afield in Asia.

This program page is for the Sophia University Direct Enroll program. The Direct Enroll program is offered through Sophia's Office of Admissions and is a more independent experience than participating on the exchange. Direct Enroll students are also responsible for their own housing arrangements. Looking for Sophia University Exchange? Click here.