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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Laurence Stewart Program Type: Partner
Academic Level: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior Areas of Study: Japanese
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credits: 6
Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite On-Site Language Course Required: Yes
Language of Instruction: Japanese Housing Options: Residence Hall
Internship Available: No COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Yes
Program Description:

Sophia U. Blossoms
IES Abroad Tokyo Summer


As one of the world's largest metropolitan areas, Tokyo and its environs will challenge you to look at the world differently. Mastering public transportation, trying exotic foods, encountering the maximum urban environment that surrounds carefully nurtured gardens and parks, experiencing a lifestyle that combines fast-paced modernity with age-old traditions—all of these will expand your view of the world and offer insights into your own reality.

This program is excellent for serious students at all levels who seek to study Japanese language in an intensive course and delve into an exciting exploration of Japanese culture.

Explore centuries-old temples, gardens, and castles that are only minutes from ultra-modern skyscrapers, electronics stores, and haute couture fashion centers. Dine on sushi and tempura, attend a sumo match or a baseball game, and learn tea ceremony, karate, or breakdancing. Take classes in the town of Makuhari, on the tip of Tokyo Bay, and just 45 minutes from the heart of the city. All of this and so much more awaits you in Tokyo!

Academics & Curriculum

Participants enroll in one rigorous 6-credit Japanese language course, Japanese in Context. Courses are offered based on student need and usually include five language levels. Wherever possible, instructors integrate course-related excursions and project-based performance activities.

Students interested in learning more about course offerings can find information here.

Accommodation & Meals

Students live at the National Olympic Memorial Youth Center, located in the heart of Tokyo, a prime location from which to explore the massive city.  The National Olympic Memorial Youth Center is a residence hall-style accommodation that provides individual rooms. Breakfast is included. The facility includes a cafeteria, a coffee shop, some restaurants, and a convenience store.


Students attending this program may consider applying for one or more of the following scholarships:

Additional scholarship opportunities can be found on the Office of Education Abroad's scholarship webpage.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/01/2022
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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