International Programs
Application Deadline
December 15
Early March
Program Start
Early September
Program End

Japan: Overview

Japan is a world leader in modern industry and technology. Despite rapid growth, the Japanese have adhered to many of their traditions.

Waseda University:

A private, nonsectarian institution, Waseda University is located in Tokyo and is one of the largest and most renowned universities in Japan. Currently, almost 50,000 students are in attendance, including 1,600 international students. Tokyo, Japan's capital, is a sprawling and bustling metropolis. It is one of the world's largest cities, with a population of over 12 million, and is a fascinating place to live and study.

The School for International Liberal Studies (SILS), where CSU students attend classes alongside local Waseda students, offers a program of Japanese language, history, politics, economics, culture and society. A local staff member is available to assist students with academic and personal needs.

University of Tsukuba:

The university is well known for its beautiful campus, from where Mt. Tsukuba can be seen. Rows of green trees and promenades, stretching as far as the eye can see, are a few of the features that steal visitors' hearts away.

The University of Tsukuba is only 60 kilometers (37 miles) northeast of Tokyo. Students can take the Tsukuba Express Line (TX) and get to the Akihabara station in downtown Tokyo in as little as 45 minutes.

The University of Tsukuba is located in the midst of "Tsukuba Science City," which is home to more than 30 national research institutions and over 100 private research centers. The University of Tsukuba boasts three Nobel Prize laureates, two in physics and one in chemistry. The university has also produced a number of Olympians.

Japan Flyer (.pdf)