Study Abroad in Tokyo
College Study Abroad
Explore Tokyo, Japan
Japan’s bustling capital city is renowned for its nightlife, shopping, public transportation, and cleanliness. Perhaps because of its mix of ultramodern and traditional, Tokyo also earns high marks for being a wonderful place for university students.
Study Tours & Cultural Excursions
Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Tokyo, past study tours and excursions have included:
- Weekend trips to Hiroshima to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Through belongings left by the victims, A-bombed artifacts, testimonies of A-bomb survivors and related materials, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum conveys to the world the horrors and the inhumane nature of nuclear weapons and spreads the message of “No More Hiroshimas.”.
- Visits to the sacred Miyajima Island, the Itsukushima shinto shrine dedicated to the three daughters of the deity of seas and storms on, where gods are believed to reside. Standing in perfect harmony with its natural surroundings, this elegant palace-style architecture was registered on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage in 1996.
Where Students Study
Founded by Jesuits in 1913, Sophia University is one of the leading universities in Japan. It welcomes more than 13,000 students, including international students from more than 90 countries. In addition to Japanese language courses, CIEE students will take courses through the Faculty of Liberal Arts.
Internships & Volunteering
Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Tokyo, students can volunteer by helping at local schools, collecting food for the homeless, or supporting disabled youth. In addition, students can take advantage of non-credit internship opportunities at a variety of businesses or NGOs.