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Program at a Glance

Keio University

Country or area Japan
City Tokyo
Class Level So, Jr, Sr, Gr
Experience Type Immersion
Minimum GPA 3.0
Term Year
Taught In English, Japanese
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Located in the heart of exciting and energetic Tokyo is Keio University, notable for research, business, and economics. Courses are taught in English from professors with experience in both public and private sectors. During the second semester, you'll have the opportunity to enroll in an independent study course with a chosen faculty mentor. Students describe this experience as enriching, and they treasure the individualized learning from talented faculty and the deeper experience of Japanese academic culture. Campus festivals, sporting events, and more than 400 student clubs will keep you busy outside of the classroom. Beyond campus, Tokyo has many contrasting faces—unique customs, natural beauty, and futuristic technology blend in this modern city. Take a trip to a virtual reality theme park for high-tech gaming technology, VR goggles, and ninja training. Hike in a volcanically active park around Lake Ashino. Discover delicious eateries, tiny temples, and idyllic gardens as you explore Tokyo and the greater Japan.

Where you'll study

Established as a school of western learning, Keio University is the oldest institution of higher education in Japan and the first university in Japan to send students abroad. The university offers several degree programs taught in English. Putting a high value on research across humanities and sciences, Keio University has over 30 research centers and one of Japan's largest collections of books at its libraries. This small, private university now operates more than 10 campuses and has a network of affiliated schools extending beyond the university campuses. You'll likely take classes at the Mita campus in the center of Tokyo. The campus is home to four faculties: Letters, Economics, Law (including political science), and Business and Commerce. More than 400 student clubs, campus festivals, and sporting events will keep you busy outside of the classroom.

During my three months in Japan, I deepened my knowledge of various industry sectors, learned about the business culture of Japanese firms, and participated in impactful projects. The adventure of working alongside talented people from culturally diverse backgrounds in a multilingual setting strengthened my commitment to achieve a career in international business development.

Megan Hsu UC San Diego Finance Japan