Japan

Japan

The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in Japan for our students.

Osaka

Academic Program

Intensive language study at all levels of Japanese and area studies courses taught in English.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Thierry Boucquey
  • Fields of study: Japanese language, history, culture, religion and performing arts
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; one year of college-level Japanese. Students may complete the third semester of the general education foreign language requirement with participation on this program
  • Number of program participants: 10-15 students

Living Arrangements

Six to eight students live in single rooms in traditional Japanese housing with Japanese roommates, arranged by the program. Students share kitchen facilities with the other residents and prepare their own meals with a stipend provided by Scripps.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to mid December
  • Spring: Mid January to mid May

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, CET will provide you with specifics about the visa requirements.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Osaka and Los Angeles.

Tokyo

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures and seminars, and internships; courses are taught primarily in English. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: T. Boucquey
  • Fields of study: Japanese language and culture, anthropology, art history, history, linquistics, literature, political science, religion and philosophy
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; one year of college-level Japanese
  • Number of program participants: 50

Living Arrangements

Students live in private homes and take their meals with the host family.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Not possible for fall only. Sophia University semester ends in late February
  • Spring: Late March to late July
  • Full Term: Mid September to late July - requires a petition

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Tokyo and Los Angeles.

Tokyo

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures and seminars; courses are taught primarily in English. On-site orientation included.

  • Fields of study: Japanese language and culture, social sciences, intercultural communication, women's studies
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; one year of college-level Japanese
  • Size of the student body: 2000

Living Arrangements

Students live in host institution dormitories; meals provided.

Term Dates

  • Spring: Late March to late July

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Tokyo and Los Angeles.

Tokyo

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures and seminars; courses are taught primarily in English. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Fields of study: Japanese language Japanese history, area studies, economics and literature
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; one year of college-level Japanese
  • Number of program participants: 6 from the Claremont Colleges

Living Arrangements

Students live in host institution dormitories, private homes, and student apartments. Students prepare their own meals.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early July to late November (combined summer + fall term) fall only

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Tokyo and Los Angeles.