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Japan Study at Waseda University

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Sponsor: Earlham College

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Description: 

Students attend classes at Waseda University’s School of International Liberal Studies, which include intensive Japanese language instruction and content courses across the curriculum taught in English. A one-month Cultural Internship opportunity is available in which students partake in a cultural or volunteer experience with local institutions in a rural or urban locations throughout Japan.

Terms: 

  • Full Year
  • Fall/Winter
  • Winter/Spring

Term Notes: Earlham College's application deadline is in January for all options (Full-Year, Fall/Winter, Winter/Spring). If participating in the Fall/Winter (fall semester + cultural internship) program, compare the program's calendar with NU's academic calendar and, if necessary, contact the Japan Study office at Earlham College to verify that it will be possible to return to NU prior to the start of Spring quarter.

Requirements: 

Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must:

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by December 15.
  2. Complete Earlham College's Japan Study application by the program's January deadline.

Languages: Japanese, English

Language Requirements: 

One year of college-level Japanese or the equivalent.  This is a Northwestern requirement (Earlham College requires 1 quarter of college-level Japanese).

Housing: 

Home stays

Program Costs: 

Fall/Winter 2014-2015: $33,804

Billed by Northwestern: $28,500

  • Tuition: $19,200
  • Room & board: $4,800
  • Cultural internship: $2,000*
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $5,304

  • Airfare: $2,000
  • Books & supplies: $300
  • Personal expenses: $2,700
  • Japanese health insurance: $150
  • HTH: $154
*Note: For students who choose to add the cultural internship to the fall semester program, there is an additional charge. For students participating in the full academic year program, the cultural internship is included in the comprehensive fee. See the Japan Study fees page for more information.