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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: SMC-CA applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligible Class Standing: 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Study Abroad Program Type: Exchange Program
Housing: Dormitory Field of Study: Anthropology, Art History, Business Administration, Economics, English, Global Regional Studies, History, Japanese, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology
Program Description:


"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience."--Francis Bacon

Tokyo Night View
Photo Credits: Walkerssk pixabay

Program Highlights

  • Live and study in the heart of Tokyo while earning SMC credit
  • A variety of academic options accommodate all majors
  • Take Japanese classes and content classes in English


2017 Sophia University Courses or click here to see the courses offered. (NOTE: click on one of the three majors: "Comparative Culture", "International Business and Economics", and "Social Studies", to see specific courses offered) For Language courses click HERE.

To learn more about courses students have received approval for, please click the following link: Sophia Univ pre-approved courses

***Please note that the following pre-approved courses may not be available during your time of travel. These courses were pre-approved due to previous students who have studied abroad during different terms. Please cross reference the host university’s course catalog in order to  view which courses are fitting to your specific term. Even if the course has not been approved, you may still chose it as we are willing to help you get it approved***

Eligibility Requirements

  • At least sophomore year standing (junior for some programs), SMC, Exchange & Lasallian programs meet senior residence requirements;
  • Transfer Student: Must complete 2 consecutive semesters at a four-year institution;
  • An average of a 3.0 minimum cumulative AND major GPA;
  • Confirmation of a clear record of disciplinary conduct with Residence Life

Application Process

  • Click on the "Apply Now" button on top right hand of this page to begin the process
  • Deadlines: March 1st for Summer/Academic Year/Fall Semester start programs and October 1st for Spring Semester start programs
  • Selection results will be announced early April for Summer/Academic Year/Fall Semester start programs and early November for Spring Semester start programs
  • Study abroad deposit ($600) and Sophia Security/Housing Deposit ($500) will be due upon acceptance


2018-2019 Semester Fees

Tuition $23,565
Room (Board NOT included) N/A
Travel (Estimated International Flight) $1,500
Student Visa N/A
Books (Estimated) $550
Personal Expenses (Estimated) $1,100
Study Abroad Deposit (due one month after acceptance) $600
Sophia Security/Housing Deposit (Estimated) $500
Application Fee N/A
Health Insurance $200
Study Abroad Fee $30

*NOTE: Tuition does not include excursion/lab/material fees associated with courses taken. Students are charged additional related course fees directly.
For Scholarship Resources please click HERE

Host University

Sophia University
Photo Credits: Sophia University

Sophia University is a Jesuit university based on the teachings of Christianity and the Catholic spirit. The university conducts research and educational activities in accord with this spirit and places importance on caring for and thinking about the needs of others in a humanistic way, along with discovering oneself from interacting with various viewpoints.


Sophia University will provide assistance for exchange students to either live in off-campus dormitories or apartment-style facilities. Since the Sophia campus is located in the heart of Tokyo, the cost of living near campus is very high. As reasonable housing is located in the suburbs, exchange students should expect a 45-90 min. commuting time to campus. The train and subway systems in Tokyo are well-developed, but during the morning rush hours, the trains are very crowded.


For students who wish to have an introduction to Japanese prior to studying abroad please look into taking Japanese at SMC. Introduction Japanese is offered every Fall semester and January Term. See more information: HERE

This program is currently not accepting applications.