Waseda University in Tokyo offers exchange students the opportunity to take courses taught in English side-by-side with Japanese students in the School for International Liberal Studies (SILS). SILS offers coursework in Asian studies, economics, business, political science, history, linguistics, and other disciplines; participants also take intensive Japanese language coursework. Students are supported by IE3 Global’s on-site program associate at Waseda University.
Students who want to take predominately Japanese language coursework can alternatively enroll in the Waseda Center for Japanese Language (CJL). Students on this program take 13 or 14 semester credits of Japanese, and may also be able to take one or two classes from other departments, pending availability.
Some other departments at Waseda University also accept exchange students, but requirements, procedures, and course availability may vary. Please contact IE3 Global for more information.
Students with at least one year of college-level Japanese typically live with homestay families, enhancing their cultural immersion experience. Students who do not wish to live with a homestay family or who have less than one year of Japanese can also make guesthouse or share house arrangements in Tokyo.
- Fall/Winter: mid September – early February
- Fall/Winter/Spring: mid September – early August
- Spring: late March – early August