School of Global Japanese Studies

Study Abroad Programs

Application for 2018 Study Abroad and Internship Program (FALL) is now open.

 

Please read the application guideline carefully, and submit the application documents by the deadline.

 

Submission Deadline : 6:00 pm, Friday, December 1, 2017

Where to Submit : Number 4 Study Abroad Counter, Nakano Campus 3rd Floor Administrative Office (Nakano Research and Educational Support Office)


Application guideline

1. Application Guidelines for Study Abroad and Internship Program

2. List of the Study Abroad and Internship Program

 

Application documents

1. SGJS Study Abroad and Internship Program  Application Form(Designated form)

2. Program Agreement (School of Global Japanese Studies Study Abroad and Internship Program)(Designated form)

Purpose of Study Abroad Programs

1. Acquiring practical English language skills
2. Enhancing the capacity to understand different cultures
3. Learning about Japan from a global standpoint and considering the role of Japan in the global community

Curriculum for Studying Abroad

 1. Intensive English education is offered. (6 classes a week in the first year and six classes a week in the second year. Classes are small and are taught mostly by native speaking instructors.)
2. Courses related to studying abroad include Introduction to Study Abroad , International Education and Exchanges,Intercultural Education.

Study Abroad Programs at SGJS

 The School of Global Japanese Studies offers both long-term study abroad programs (Study Abroad and Internship Programs) and short-term programs (language programs, volunteer programs during summer/spring break), as the school promotes students to acquire more global awareness as well as understanding of Japan from many aspects.
SGJS also offers some opportunities to get some credits when students participate in volunteer/internship program held by CIEE.


 
  Long-Term Short-Term Short-Term (host by CIEE)
Program Title Study Abroad and Internship Programs Language Program Volunteer Program Volunteer Program Internship Programs
Period *1 4-11 months 4 weeks 3 weeks 2-6 weeks 5-6 weeks
Participation restriction  2nd year~ 1-4 2nd yaer~
Estimated Costs*2 depending on the program and the period 500,000~800,000yen 250,000yen depending on the program 190,000yen
Language Requirement*3 【ESOL】TOEFL iBT 51 or above   TOEFL iBT 41or above   TOEFL iBT 60 or so
【Regular Courses】TOEFL iBT 61or above
Credit Credits earned at the host institution could be transferred to SGJS when certain requirements are met.  More than 2 credits could be transferred under certain requirements.
 
*1 Depending on the program
*2 Depending on the program(tuition fee, living expenses, etc) and the period. As for the Study Abroad and Internship Programs, SGJS offers subsidy, which could equal to the amount of the second semester tuition fee or of one academic year tuition fee at Meiji University at most. Students also need to pay visa application fees, flight ticket, and insurance fee. The expenses may differ depending on the rate and each student's living style.
*3 Depending on the program
 
 

Information of Institutions

  国 Country Japanese English
インターン
シップInternship

 
アメリカ
USA
ウォルトディズニー
ワールド提携
アカデミック
インターンシップ
Florida State University International Exchange Program as part of the Walt Disney World International College Program
ハワイ大学アカデミック
インターンシップ
University of Hawaii Academic Internship Program
4年制大学
University
アメリカ
USA
オレゴン大学 University of Oregon
アラバマ大学 University of Alabama
ニューヨーク州立大学
ニューパルツ校
State University of New York at New Paltz
スウェーデン
Sweden
ルンド大学 Lund University
イギリス
UK
>オックスフォード大学
ハートフォードカレッジ
University of Oxford Hertford College
アメリカ
USA
ハワイ大学カピオラニ・
コミュニティカレッジ
University of Hawai'i Kapi'olani Community College
フットヒルカレッジ Foothill College
グリーンリバーカレッジ Green River College
ピアスカレッジ Pierce College
ショアライン・
コミュニティカレッジ
Shoreline Community College
オーロニカレッジ Ohlone College
ビュートカレッジ Butte College
エベレット・
コミュニティカレッジ
Everett Community College
エドモンズ・
コミュニティカレッジ
Edmonds Community College

Internship

Florida State University International Exchange Program as part of the Walt Disney World International College Program

Institution
Under this program, students will take one-week introductory education at Florida State University, and will do the internship at the Walt Disney World in Florida. The Walt Disney World is famous for one of the top amusement park and for its hospitality.
Quata Up to 50
Language Requirement TOEFL iBT 61 or above
Program Period One semester
Estimated Costs $4,800 (approximately) (program fees,health insurance)
Students' Report -
Institution's Website ■Florida State University https://www.fsu.edu/
■Disney College Program http://cp.disneycareers.com/en/default/

University of Hawaii Academic Internship Program

Institution
This program overview is as follows;
1. Take 1 month of language practice and introductory for the internship at University of Hawaii.
2. Take regular classes at University of Hawaii during winter semester at University of Hawaii (Sep-Dec)
3. Do the internship at one of four institutions (hotels, travel agencies, or airline companies).
Quata Up to 20 students in total
(up to 5 students for each institution)
Language Requirement TOEFL iBT 68 or above
Program Period One semester
Estimated Costs $33,000 (approximately)(program fees,tuition, housing etc.)
Students' Report -
Institution's Website http://manoa.hawaii.edu/


University

University of Oregon

Institution
The University of Oregon (UO) is a state university with more than 20,000 students. Established in 1876, the university is located in Eugene, a city with a population of about 150,000. The partner university and Meiji University have a long history of mutual exchange. UO accepts many international students from East Asia.
Quata up to 10 students
Language Requirement TOEFL iBT 61 or above
Program Period ①one semester (two quarters) ②one academic year
Estimated Costs ①【for one semester】$29,000 (approximately)
②【for one academic year】 $58,000 (approximately) (tuition, housing,food expenses, health insurance etc.)
Students' Report -
Institution's Website http://uoregon.edu/

University of Alabama

Institution
The University of Alabama (UA) is a state university with the longest educational tradition in the southern state of Alabama. The university is located in Tuscaloosa, a small city in a traditionally agricultural area. You will be able to take courses in the Global Studies Certificate Program. UA has been a partner of Meiji University since 2007.
Quata up to 15 students
Language Requirement TOEFL iBT 71 or above
Program Period One semester
Estimated Costs $23,150 (approximately) (tuition, housing,food expenses, health insurance etc.)
Students' Report -
Institution's Website https://www.ua.edu/

State University of New York at New Paltz

Institution
The State University of New York (SUNY) was established in 1948 with 64 campuses across New York State. Located in a small town a two-hour drive from Manhattan, SUNY New Paltz is a small liberal arts college. It was selected as the “Hottest Small State School” by Newsweek magazine in 2008 and so is highly regarded. It has been a partner of Meiji University since 2006.
Quata up to 10 students
Language Requirement TOEFL iBT 68 or above
Program Period One semester
Estimated Costs $18,500 (approximately) (tuition, housing,food expenses, health insurance etc.)
Students' Report -
Institution's Website https://www.newpaltz.edu/

Lund University

Institution
Lund University is the second oldest university in Sweden, as it is established in 1666. There are about 500 BA courses and 90 master’s courses, and Lund University is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 100 universities. It is also famous for its internationality as more than 660 universities are its partner around the world.
Quata up to 15 students (in total from SGJS and SPSE )
Language Requirement IELTS6.0 or above (TOEFL iBT is also acceptable)
Program Period ①one semester ②one academic year
Estimated Costs ①【one semester】 65,000~70,000SEK (approximately) 
②【one academic year】 130,000~140,000SEK (approximately) (tuition, housing)
Students' Report -
Institution's Website http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/

University of Oxford Hertford College

Institution
The University of Oxford is a British university, centered in the City of Oxford. Established in the 11th century, it is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and was ranked 4th in 2011 by the newspaper, Times Higher Education Supplement. Hertford College was founded in 1284 and is said to have the most friendly and liberal atmosphere of the 39 colleges in Oxford.
Quata a few
Language Requirement TOEFL iBT 61 or above
Program Period One semester
Estimated Costs £18,680 (approximately) (tuition, housing,food expenses,etc.)
Students' Report -
Institution's Website https://www.hertford.ox.ac.uk/

Community College
*You may be able to participate in the ESOL programs

University of Hawai'i Kapi'olani Community College

Institution
Kapi'olani Community College is the two-year school, and is within the University of Hawai'i System. Among of all 7 community colleges of UH, Kapi'olani Community College is the biggest. Students are expected to take classes, mostly in a small class.
Quata up to 10 students
Language Requirement TOEFL iBT 61 or above *
Program Period ①one semester ②one academic year
Estimated Costs ①【one semester】 $13,210 (approximately)
②【one academic year】 $26,410 (approximately) (tuition, housing,etc.)
Students' Report -
Institution's Website https://www.kapiolani.hawaii.edu/#

Foothill College

Institution
Drive from San Francisco to the south for 45 minutes, Foothill College is located in the Silicon Valley. Students will enjoy its warm and fine weather there over the year. For the past 50 years, Foothill College is reputed as a top two-year college as many students transferred to top universities.
Quata up to 10 students
Language Requirement TOEFL iBT 61 or above
Program Period ①one semester ②one academic year
Estimated Costs ①【onesemester】 $14,550(approximately)
②【one academic year】 $21,830(approximately) (tuition, housing etc.)
Students' Report -
Institution's Website https://www.foothill.edu/index.php

Green River College

Institution
40 minutes down from Seattle, Green River College has lots of greens and updated equipment for studying. 90% of its graduated students transferred to four year universities. Green River College is well known for its student services for international students: GRC once won the Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization in 2013.
Quata up to 10 students
Language Requirement TOEFL iBT 61 or above *
Program Period ①one semester ②one academic year
Estimated Costs ①【one semester】 $14,000(approximately)
②【one academic year】 $21,000(approximately) (tuition, housing etc.)
Students' Report -
Institution's Website http://www.greenriver.edu/

Pierce College

Institution
Pierce College is ranked top in Washington State and 2nd over the USA for its transfer rate. 400 international students are studying at Pierce College, and the college has been working on its internationalization.
Quata up to 10 students
Language Requirement TOEFL iBT 61 or above *
Program Period ①one semester ②one academic year
Estimated Costs ①【one semester】 $12,810(approximately)
②【one academic year】 $19,200(approximately) (tuition, housing etc.)
Students' Report -
Institution's Website https://studyusa.com/ja/schools/p/wa001/pierce-college

Shoreline Community College

Institution
It takes only 20 minutes from Seattle to Shoreline Community College, and the college is located in Shoreline City which is along the seaside. The average GPA of international students is higher than 3.50 and that of transfer students is higher than 3.1. To support students take high level classes, the college provides a well-organized supporting system.
Quata up to 10 students
Language Requirement TOEFL iBT 72 or above *
Program Period ①one semester ②one academic year
Estimated Costs ①【one semester】 $12,600(approximately)
②【one academic year】 $19,000(approximately)
Students' Report -
Institution's Website http://www.shoreline.edu/

Ohlone College

Institution
Ohlone College is located in the middle of San Francisco and San Jose, which is one hour from San Francisco. The campus is surrounded by lots of greens, yet it is also easy to get to the Silicon Valley and San Francisco by train. International students are from more than 30 countries over the world.
Quata up to 10 students
Language Requirement TOEFL iBT 57 or above
Program Period ①one semester ②one academic year
Estimated Costs ①【one semester】 $9,900(approximately)
②【one academic year】 $19,800(approximately) (tuition, housing etc.)
Students' Report -
Institution's Website http://www.ohlone.edu/

Butte College

Institution
Most students are living in Chico, a college town which has been repeatedly chosen as one of the most livable cities in the USA. Each year, more than 600 students transfer to a UC or a CSU. Students with TOEFL iBT scores of 51 or above are able to take regular courses at Butte College.
Quata up to 10 students
Language Requirement TOEFL iBT 51 or above
Program Period ①one semester ②one academic year
Estimated Costs ①【one semester】 $11,385(approximately)
②【one academic year】 $22,765(approximately) (tuition, housing etc.)
Students' Report -
Institution's Website https://www.butte.edu/

Everett Community College

Institution
Half the students at Everett Community College are planning to transfer to four year universities. For now, there are approximately 450 international students and the college is pursuing more internationalization. Everett Community College has some Japan-related courses and a Japanese garden on its campus, which have inspired many students to become interested in Japanese culture. Students are able to join clubs and take part in many out-of-class activities.
Quata up to 10 students
Language Requirement TOEFL iBT 61 or above *
Program Period ①one semester ②one academic year
Estimated Costs ①【for fall semester】 $12,000(approximately)
②【for one academic year】 $18,000(approximately) (tuitio, housing etc.)
Students' Report -
Institution's Website http://www.everettcc.edu/

Edmonds Community College

Institution
Students have easy access to the bank, post office, restaurants and a big shopping mall, which enable them to live comfortably. Students are also able to live in on-campus housing. The college’s international student service is highly reputed.
Quata up to 10 students
Language Requirement TOEFL iBT 54 or above
Program Period ①one semester ②one academic year
Estimated Costs ①【for fall semester】 $12,330(approximately)
②【for one academic year】 $18,500(approximately)
Students' Report -
Institution's Website http://www.edcc.edu/

Roadmap to Study Abroad

To start the program from the fall, 2018…

Oct. Guidance for Applying the Rrogram
End of Nov. Last chance to take TOEFL iBT exam
Early Dec. Application Deadline / Internal Screening
Jan. Result of Internal Screening
Feb.~ 2nd Interview for Internship Program
Application for the Host Institution
Jun.~ Application for Visa
Aug. Start the Program

Security Abroad

 To prevent problems for students while abroad, the university provides a variety of instructive opportunities, including the class, Studying Abroad and International Education Exchange . Students are also given a safety handbook. Meiji University is a member of the Japanese Council for the Safety of Overseas Students, which has established a reputation for crisis management for students overseas and its emergency system. We provide thorough safety management in liaison with all departments at the university, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, diplomatic establishments abroad, insurance companies, and travel agencies.

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