Japan is a land of endless contrasts and extremes, combining a unique and exciting blend of both the modern and the ancient. Students will have the opportunity to explore a refreshing and stimulating side of the world, with something for everyone. Experience natural beauty, taste amazing food, see some wild style and live in what many consider to be the most incredible city in the world!
Tokyo is the world’s most populous greater metropolitan area, and one of the most influential cities in the global economy. Life in Tokyo is fast-paced, vibrant and steeped in culture. Students will find limitless activities to do and sites to see while living and studying in Japan’s capital.
A few highlights of this exciting program include:
Set in the bustling city of Tokyo, the University’s hilltop campus is a welcome oasis and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The University sits just a short distance from the world-famous Tokyo neighbourhoods of Harajuku and Shibuya. The sights, smells, boutiques and food stalls in Shinjuku station, the world’s busiest train station, are only a short walk from the university.
The University offers many clubs and all of the services and amenities you would expect of a university campus. With an internationally-focused curriculum, students are welcoming and eager to learn from international students. Participants in this program will have the chance to learn the Japanese language, history and culture first-hand, as well as partake in activities built into the program to get to know local students.
From riding on the packed (yet silent) subway, to heading out to sample Japanese cuisine at Izakaya (exquisite Japanese diners), living in Tokyo will be filled with cultural experiences every day. The program includes visits to temples, shrines, parks, gardens, museums and other famous sites to show students the best of the city. However, participants may find that their greatest cultural learning will come from day-to-day life when discovering Tokyo on their own, and come to understand how unique and special the city is.