|Restrictions:||GSU applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term Abroad||Year||Application Deadline||Decision Date||Program Start Date||Program End Date|
|Academic Year||2015-2016||01/15/2015 **||N/A||TBA||TBA|
** Students will be notified of acceptance by email and through their online application.
|Language of Instruction:||Japanese||Program Type:||GSU|
|Program Director:||Dr. Yuki Takatori||Sponsoring College:||College of Arts & Sciences|
|Sponsoring Department:||Modern and Classical Languages||Credit Type:||GSU Credit|
|Credit Level:||Undergraduate Credit|
The Program: Soka University was founded in 1971 on the principles of humanistic education. Its unique and innovative approaches in education have been recognized by the Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The university has been promoting international exchanges since its inception and now has one of the most active exchange programs in Japan. The spacious, 810,000-square meter campus is located in Hachioji, a major university community in a suburb of Tokyo.
Eligibility: Undergraduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences who have completed at least JAPN 1002 or higher by the time of application and a Japanese level equivalent to N5 in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Preference will be given to students majoring in Asian Studies or minoring in Japanese.
*International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at 404-413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
Soka University Homepage : http://www.soka.ac.jp/en/index.html
Soka University Youtube movies : http://www.soka.ac.jp/campuslife/movie/index.html
Soka University Homepage article: GSU students at Soka University : http://www.soka.ac.jp/campuslife/voice/v107.htmlClick on the below link to read a report from GSU student Kenneth Pararo who is currently studying at Soka University.
Courses and Credit: Students will earn Georgia State University credit for their courses.
Accommodations: Students stay in a dorm at Soka University. For information about housing please contact the program director.
Costs: Regular Georgia State University tuition and fees, please see Tuition Rates plus mandatory international medical insurance. Students are responsible for airfare, lodging, food, and personal expenses.
Contact: Professor Yuki Takatori, Department of Modern & Classical Languages, College of Arts & Sciences