Fall/Spring Semester Program
Vibrant Tokyo serves as home to a population of 12.6 million people. This capital city is a contrast of thought and design. Modern architecture is nestled alongside brilliant palaces and stunning gardens.
This program is available to University of San Diego student through the collaboration with Temple University. Temple University Japan Campus (TUJ), founded in 1982, is the oldest and largest foreign university in Japan and has developed into a nationally recognized institution offering an extensive range of educational programs. With an enrollment of 3,150 students and a faculty of 173, TUJ offers courses in American studies, art, Asian studies, business management, communications, economics, general studies, international affairs, political science, psychological studies, and tourism and hospitality management.
One of the most significant advantages of the TUJ program is that Japanese students comprise about sixty percent of the student body, allowing American students to mix with Japanese locals in the classrooms. The other forty percent of the student population is composed of Americans and international students from over forty countries around the world.
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NOTE: Core Curriculum designations on this list pertain to the OLD Core only
The academic program consists of an extensive curriculum that includes Japanese language instruction for both native and non-native speakers and upper-level courses in the areas of art, Asian studies, business administration, economics, communications and critical languages. In addition, students interested in architecture or business may wish to enroll in the specialized Spring semester architecture program. TUJ also offers an International Business Studies major, available all year-round. With the exception of Asian language classes, all courses are conducted in English.
TUJ's experienced and accomplished faculty works closely with students to help them achieve their academic objectives. Small classes (20 students on average) facilitate lively discussions and allow professors to give special attention to students. Modern facilities, TUJ's central Tokyo location and extracurricular activities in Tokyo and around Japan enhance the learning environment and cultural experience.
Student are housed in either off-campus apartments or with Japanese host families. TUJ offers housing in a few select buildings, all of which have air conditioning and provide access to a kitchen, laundry facilities and the internet. Basic furnishings, linens, dishes and kitchen utensils are provided. Each housing facility is within a short walk of restaurants, cafes, grocery stores and shops, and depending on the location of the housing, the commute to campus via public transportation ranges from 50 minutes for all apartments/dorms, with a longer commute, at times, for homestay students.
A limited number of homestays with Japanese families are available for students interested in complete linguistic and cultural immersion.
For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. Students will pay Tuition to USD and a Program Fee to Temple University.
A valid passport is required for all international travel. A Student Visa is required to study at Temple University, Japan campus. Temple University will assist with the processing of the visa. Be sure to follow all directions from Temple University in order for smooth processing of the visa.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
The university sponsors a variety of events and activities throughout the semester, including culture and language programs, workshops, day outings, and overnight trips. These activities are designed to cultivate social relations among our diverse university community and advance the university's mission as an international institution in Japan. Activities are open to all TUJ students in the undergraduate program and the Academic English Program (AEP).
Student organizations--created and run by students--are overseen by Student Activities which is housed within the Office of Student Services (OSS). These organizations help students identify others with similar interests, as well as promote affinity towards other students while enhancing their TUJ experience.
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