• Junior, Senior
• 3.0 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: 2nd Semester Japanese
• 3.0 cumulative GPA in all Japanese language courses
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Japanese language, humanities, social sciences, business

Classroom Language

English, Japanese


Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic Year: Mid-September - Late July

Spring: Early April - Late July

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Year 2018-19  11/24/2017
Spring 2018-19  5/4/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

Japan, Tokyo
Sophia University Exchange

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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.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Strengthen language skills
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles
  • Observe Japanese perspectives on academic disciplines