Since its foundation in 1961, Sophia University Summer Session in Asian Studies has provided the participants with the opportunity to study about Japan and explore the country's relation to Asia and the rest of the world. By studying at Yotsuya campus in the heart of Tokyo, the students experience various aspects of Japanese culture and society, and witness the myriad ways in which all cultures of the world are reflected in the maze-like urban landscape of Tokyo.
- Four Weeks
- June 4th to June 29th?
- July 2nd to July 27th
- Course Description
- Courses include: Japanese Business and Economy, Japanese History, Global Sustainability Outlook and Practice in Japan, Japanese Art, Contemporary Japanese Politics, East Asian Cinema, Development Issues, Japanese Theater, Contemporary Japanese Society, and Japanese Pop culture.
- Teaching Staff: Asian studies courses are conducted by professors from various universities and institutions in Japan, Canada, China and the U.S.
- Credits and Transcripts: On successful completion of the course, students will receive two credits for each course. An official transcript and a student copy will be sent from Sophia University to the addresses designated by the participants.
210,000 yen ($1,840.86 USD)
190,000 yen ($1,665.54 USD)
Sophia's school dorm is not available to short-term program participants. However, some rooms at a hotel located near Yotsuya campus are available to the participants for student discount prices. You will see the details on the online application form. If you prefer to arrange your own accommodation, refer to the accommodation list below for the information of accommodations where the past participants stayed. This program is going to be held at Yotsuya campus.
A cafeteria is open on Yotsuya campus during the period of this summer program. Also, there are a wide variety of restaurants of all price ranges near the campus. Average price is 800 yen for breakfast, 1,000 yen for lunch, and 1,000 to 3,000 yen for dinner.
Participants are required to prepare their text books for the courses BEFORE coming to Japan, except for the ones which are available at Sophia book store located on the basement floor of bldg. #2 on campus. Refer to the Text Book List for details.