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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Host Institution Website: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: LMU applicants only
  • Program Costs: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start/Arrival Date End/Departure Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/02/2019
04/02/2019 09/21/2019 07/29/2020

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Application Fee: $100 Click here for a definition of this term Financial Aid Applicability: All Financial Aid (Institutional, Federal and State)
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Sophomore, Junior, Senior Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Option(s): Apartment, Host Family/ Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: LMU Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad 101 Info Session Required: Yes Study Abroad Advisor: Wilson Potts
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Program Advising Meeting Required: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Biology, Economics, Engineering, Health & Human Sciences, History, Liberal Arts
Program Description:
Tokyo, Japan
An exchange program is an exceptional opportunity to enhance one's college experience and become fully immersed in another culture at another university campus. Students will live and study side-by-side with local students from the host country and other international students there, giving students a true taste of what the student life in that country is all about. Academically, students will be challenged by learning a new language – if they choose – or exploring an array of unique course offerings that count as transfer credit toward their LMU degree. 

This program is only available for Spring Semester.

Since its foundation in 1913, Sophia University has been preparing generations of students to play an active role in Japanese society and in the world. More than fifty nationalities are represented in the student body with approximately 512 undergraduate international students, and a teaching staff made up of scholars from 20 countries. Sophia University also has connections with 170 partner institutions across the world. The curriculum is designed so that students may receive a solid foundation in one particular specialization as well as broad general education. Sophia's tradition of academic excellence has its roots in the Jesuit educational ideal of placing importance on each individual student and caring for and thinking about the needs of others in a humanistic way. About Sophia University.

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One of the most vibrant cities in the world, Tokyo has approximately 12 million residents and is the capital of Japan. This modern metropolis is known for its fusion of fast paced action and Zen calm. The city’s urban landscape is very modern and older buildings in the city are scarce. The city also has several parks and gardens including the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, which includes all of the Izu Islands. Visiting students will quickly become immersed in the diverse and colorful Tokyo culture, meditating at ancient shrines and temples or catching a baseball game at the Korakuen Dome.

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Students can select courses from the Faculty of Liberal Arts (taught in English) and Japanese Language Courses.

Sophia requires exchange students to register for at least 10 hours of instruction per week, although LMU requires 12 unit hours per semester to be considered a full-time student. Students that have no knowledge in Japanese are encouraged to enroll in an introductory Japanese course during the program. 

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Exchange students are responsible for their own room and board and transportation. Students can live in either a Japanese family home stay or in an apartment style facility. Those who choose to live with a host family will be expected to participate in traditional family events and activities, including family meals. 

Since the Sophia campus is located in the heart of Tokyo, the cost of living near campus is very high. As reasonable housing is located in the suburbs, exchange students should expect a 45-90 min. commuting time to campus. The train and subway systems in Tokyo are well-developed, but during the morning rush hours, the trains are very crowded.
Please check the commuting time of each dormitory carefully before making the decision of the housing preference.

Housing Options at Sophia University


Application Dates and Procedure through Sophia University
Visa Information
Certificate of Eligibility 


This program is currently not accepting applications.