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Cityscape view of Yokohama, Japan with the Landmark Tower, Queen's Square, and ferris wheel near Yokohama Port.

Program at a Glance

Meiji Gakuin University

Country or area Japan
City Yokohama
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type Themed
Minimum GPA 3.0
Term Spring Semester, Fall Semester
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Delve into the challenges faced by modern society through project-based learning and research at Meiji Gakuin University in the green hills of Yokohama. One of the largest multinational communities in Japan, Yokohama is ideal to explore world issues and globalization. Study Japanese history and the peace movement in modern Japan with an excursion to Hiroshima. Travel with a volunteer project and learn about the Tohoku communities affected by the Fukushima earthquake. You can also connect with Japanese culture and community through internships or an independent study. On your own, ascend into the sky for views of Yokohama, Tokyo, and Mt. Fuji at the Yokohama Landmark Tower.

Where you'll study

You'll take classes at the Yokohama campus of Meiji Gakuin University, which emphasizes international education. The intimate, inviting Yokohama campus provides a range of support and cultural activities for international students. Reflecting the university's altruistic philosophy, the Volunteer Center offers programs where you can serve and connect with Japanese communities. On campus, spend time in computer training rooms for language study or relax in the International Lounge. Lecture halls, lounges, and cafés fill modern buildings on a hilltop overlooking greater Tokyo’s metropolitan area.


Optional field trips and activities to introduce the local culture are available through your host university. Most events are free or discounted, but some come with an additional cost not included in UCEAP fees.

<p>Field trip to Hiroshima with stories from atomic bomb survivors</p>

Field trip to Hiroshima with stories from atomic bomb survivors

<p>Excursion to Miyajima Island</p>

Excursion to Miyajima Island

<p>Tour of the Peace Memorial Museum</p>

Tour of the Peace Memorial Museum

Not only did I meet my goals for my internship, but I also gained soft skills and improved my communication skills, which will benefit me in the future. I now envision myself working abroad. 

Emilie Salas UC Berkeley Business Administration Japan