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Cherry Blossoms seem to flow into the river with Tokyo Tower in the background in Tokyo, Japan.

Program at a Glance

International Christian University

Country Japan
City Tokyo
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type Immersion
Minimum GPA 3.0
Term Fall qtr, Fall sem, Spring qtr, Year
Taught In English, Japanese
Language Prereq varies
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About The Program

Tokyo is a city of dichotomies where suited-up techies zoom by graceful geisha in Japanese kimonos. In one of the busiest metropolises in the world, Mitaka is an older, more established suburb of Tokyo. Within Mitaka, the International Christian University is an intimate campus where you can escape neon billboards and focus on academics. With classes in English and Japanese, find success with any level of Japanese language proficiency. Concentrate on your studies in the classroom and then make trips into Tokyo to watch the street scene at Shibuya Crossing, the busiest intersection in the world, and see Buddhist temple fire rituals.

Where you'll study

ICU is a small liberal arts college in Mitaka, a western suburb of Tokyo. ICU values different nationalities, races, and cultures, and purposefully creates a multicultural environment. Small classrooms, a direct connection with teachers, and a spirited debate culture are features of this intimate campus setting. Surrounded by rich natural forested beauty, the large campus takes time to navigate so you’ll want to have a bike. Join the local students and faculty taking in the natural beauty riding bicycles between campus facilities and where they live. With the UC Tokyo Study Center on campus, you can expect support and guidance throughout your stay.