Set in the wooded mountains of northern Honshu, away from the dense crowds of larger Japanese cities, Akita provides a very different experience than Tokyo. IE3 Global’s partner, Akita International University (AIU), is ranked as one of the top five public universities in Japan. The curriculum at AIU offers an accessible and exceptional introduction to Japan, and the students at AIU want to learn foreign languages and meet foreign students.
Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan 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 enroll in intensive Japanese language classes.