Asian Studies, Communications, Economics, History, International Relations, International/Global Studies, Japanese, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Political Science, Sociology
Applicants must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than fall term prior to departure, GPA requirement cannot be waived, Students who completed secondary school in Japan are not eligible to apply
CSU IP Japan: Waseda University, School of International and Liberal Studies (SILS)
Program At A Glance
When: Early September to late July
Units: Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
Cost: Students pay the same tuition for CSU IP Japan as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Sheet.
Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA required (3.0 based on coursework at CSU); Japanese citizens are eligible to apply, however Waseda requires applicants to have completed most of their secondary education (6 years) in a non-Japanese educational system; Must be enrolled at a CSU campus during the fall 2016 term in order to be eligible.
Course Prerequisites: One course with a Japanese/Asian focus (language, culture, history, politics, philosophy, etc.). One term of college-level Japanese language is recommended.
The CSU IP Japan program is affiliated with Waseda University, a private research university in Tokyo. Waseda currently enrolls 54,000 students, including almost 4,700 international students from 90 countries. The CSU IP program is administered by a Resident Coordinator, who is a full-time local staff member with an office located on the Waseda University campus. The CSU Resident Coordinator organizes excursions and provides assistance to all CSU students studying in Japan.
CSU students enroll in the One-Year Study Abroad Program at the School of International Liberal Studies (SILS) of Waseda University. Each semester, students take 6 credits of Japanese language plus SILS courses (in English) from a wide variety of subject areas such as history, politics, economics, culture and society. A list of the previous year’s elective courses offered in English by SILS can be found here.
For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.
The CSU IP Japan program is located in Japan’s capital city of Tokyo. With a population of over 12 million, Tokyo is one of the world’s largest cities. Waseda University is located in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo.
Housing is arranged prior to arrival in Japan in coordination with Waseda University. CSU IP students have the opportunity to live with Japanese host families through homestay arrangements. Off-campus dorms (located 5-15 minutes from campus) are available, but very limited.