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Short Programs

Sophia University offers one January session and two 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 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 Session in Japanese Studies
 
The program consists of 3 courses: “Japanese Business and Economy”, “Media and contemporary issues in Japan”, and “Japanese Language” (Beginner level). Among those courses, students must take a minimum of two and can take a maximum of three. Each course consists of fifteen 90-minute sessions, and participants can learn about these aspects of Japan comprehensively and intensively in 4 weeks. To further enhance the effectiveness of Japanese language acquisition, students will have opportunities to practice their language skills with native Japanese students from Sophia University through our “Language Exchange Program”. Other than class lectures, participants will go on excursions including a factory tour and a media studio tour. This program is designed in such a way that the participants will be able to learn about and experience Japan both inside and outside classes.

===> For more detailed information, please see the Sophia University Short Programs Official Website

===>For transcript request form, Click here .

Summer Session in Asian Studies
 
Since its foundation in 1961, Sophia University’s three-week Summer Session in Asian Studies has provided students with the opportunity to study abroad in Japan and explore the country’s relation with Asia and the rest of the world. Participants choose two intensive courses from a list including Japanese language, history, art, religion, literature, society, culture, economics, and politics.
In addition to the courses offered, there are a number of field trips and special events included at no extra cost, such as opportunities to view performances of Noh and kabuki, experience a Japanese tea ceremony and ikebana, visit Meiji Shrine, and to attend a wadaiko (Japanese drumming) performance and lesson. Some courses also feature field trips directly related to the course. Occasionally other special events are also offered.
Summer Session in Asian Studies participants take two intensive courses and earn six credits.

===> For more detailed information, please see the Sophia University Short Programs Official Website

===>For transcript request form, click here .

Summer Session in Japanese Language and Culture

The Summer Session in Japanese Language and Culture was introduced in 2013. The six weeks session is tailored for students who want to improve their Japanese language abilities in an intensive program in Japan. Students will study Japanese at the beginner, intermediate, advanced intermediate, and advanced level in an international environment at Sophia University, located in the center of Tokyo. Class size will be small, with around 15 students. To further enhance the effectiveness of Japanese language acquisition, students will have opportunities to practice their language skills with native Japanese students from Sophia University through our “Language Exchange Program”. Alongside the Japanese language courses, a lecture series, “Japanese Studies,” will provide the students with insights into Japanese culture, society, and history.

===> For more detailed information, please see the Sophia University Short Programs Official Website

===>For transcript request form, click here .

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