Japan

Contact

Coordinator: Prof. Makiko Amaya

mamaya@csusb.edu

909-537-7132

UH-401.35

Seijo University, Tokyo

Program description

Seijo University offers one semester or one academic year student exchange program for eligible CSUSB students. Academic offerings include intensive Japanese language courses, Japan Studies, Area Studies and Special Topics courses taught in English with tutorial assistance for inbound exchange students. Also, exchange students with adequate Japanese proficiency are allowed to register in most of the regular undergraduate courses taught in Japanese. Credit earned at Seijo can be applied to the student's degree at their home Institution. Seijo Exchange Program includes many fun events like various parties, Seijo Regatta/boat race, International Student Session, visiting the other schools of Seijo Gakuen, etc.

Seijo University is a private university located in Seijo, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Seijo has its origins in 'Seijo Gakuen' Seijo educational Institutes, which was founded in 1917, by Dr. Masataro Sawayanagi. After the period of 'Seijo Higher School', under the pre-World War II education system, the present Seijo University was established in 1950. Since then, Seijo has adhered to the founding philosophy, which respects the individuality and creativity of students, particularly by retaining small-class education. Seijo University has endeavored to provide education of the highest quality by encouraging initiative and independent thought, through close interaction between students and professors. Their free and relaxed learning atmosphere cultivates the intellect, sensitivity and sophistication, enabling them to send a great number of well-prepared graduates into society. (From Seijo University Website )

For more information about the academic programs, please visit Seijo University Special Program for Exchange Students.

Period of exchange study

For one semester or for one academic year (1st Semester: April-August, 2nd Semester; September-February)

Number of participants

Up to 2 students for one academic year, 4 students for one semester, or 1 student for one academic year and 2 students for one semester

Application

  • Application deadlines at CSUSB
    • 2nd Semester, 2017: March 15, 2017
    • 1st  Semester, 2018: October 31, 2017
    • 2nd Semester, 2018: March 15, 2018
  • Student Exchange Program Application Form
  • A letter of nomination from the CISP office
  • Official academic transcript
  • Other application documents: Application for the certificate of eligibility, 4 passport quality photos, financial verification, a photocopy of the passport, health certificate, etc.

Eligibility requirements

  • Must be a CSUSB student in good academic standing
  • Have approximately a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Have completed, at least, the second-semester (or third quarter) of Japanese or higher (at CSUSB, JAPN 103 or higher)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in college level Japanese courses

Costs

  • State University fee (CSUSB tuition)
  • Living expenses may vary:
  • Housing: Seijo University does not have on-campus dormitories. Seijo University shall secure rooms for exchange   
    students either Seijo International House, Shibata Mansion, or other residences.
  • Exchange program fee/departure processing: $750
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Health insurance
  • Food, personal expenses and miscellaneous

Financial assistance by Seijo University

  • Living stipend in the amount of ¥80,000 Japanese yen per month will be offered to CSUSB exchange students per cohort, during their attendance at Seijo University for a maximum of eleven months.
  • Rent assistance to the maximum amount of ¥30,000 Japanese yen per month per student will be offered to CSUSB exchange students. The rent assistance is offered in situations in which an individual exchange student’s housing costs are exceeding ¥30,000 Japanese yen per month.

For more information, please contact:

Makiko Amaya, Japanese Instructor
Department of World Languages and Literatures
mamaya@csusb.edu / 909-537-7132 / UH-401.35

Amy Chien, Study Abroad Assistant Coordinator
Center for International Studies and Programs
goabroad@csusb.edu / 909-537-3944 / CE-348