CISabroad - Summer in Japan: Global Citizenship & Cross-Cultural Studies at Seisen University, Tokyo

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Spend your summer studying in one of the world's most vibrant cities: Tokyo. Tucked away behind lively Harajuku and Shibuya, study on the grounds of a former Samurai Family's hilltop mansion. At Seisen University, choose from a wide selection of courses that are enriched in an internationally focused curriculum. Bustling with several clubs and extracurricular activities, while at Seisen University, you will quickly find yourself immersed in Tokyo's spirited blend of modern and traditional Japanese culture.

  • Study in the heart of Tokyo, the capital of Japan and the world's most populous city
  • Feel supported with Seisen's small class sizes and communal feel
  • Japanese language classes to learn one of the world’s top in-demand languages
  • Opportunity to meet Japanese students and attend special lectures
  • Visits to ancient shrines and temples

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No, and you can even take a Japanese language class while you're there!


based on 3 reviews
  • Academics 9.7
  • Support 10
  • Fun 9.7
  • Housing 7.7
  • Safety 10
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A Month in a Minute

My time in Japan was a beautiful, fulfilling experience. I learned so much and grew while doing so. For me, studying in Japan could not have been more different from my university experience at home - I got to a tiny STEM school outside of New York City and got to study at an even smaller, women-only, Catholic, liberal arts school in Tokyo. I feel very lucky to have been able to learn Japanese in Japan with Japanese students helping me along the way. I not only learned inside the classroom, taking not only a Japanese class but also Global Citizenship and Cross Cultural studies, but I also learned each and every day outside of class. I visited dozens of temples, shrines, cities, and mountains. I met people from everywhere from China to Australia. I tried foods I didn't even know existed. I learned more about myself than I could have ever expected. I hope to be able to go back to Japan someday and learn even more.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Wonderful experience

The month long program with CisAbroad in Japan was one of the best times I've ever had. The country was amazing and we were housed in the middle of Tokyo City. The staff at the event were second to none and made the trip smooth and comfortable. I was given the opportunity to meet so many great people from all around the world. I was also able to meet just as amazing people that lived in Tokyo. The university was stunning and the Professors were fantastic. Cis did a great job hosting this trip and would highly recommend to anyone.

How can this program be improved?
While convenient, housing conditions could have been better. While taking into account that we were a big group in Tokyo, it did take some getting used to. Also, learning to use the train system was complicated at first, so perhaps implementing a comprehensive learning guide and stressing its importance could also be a great help.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Best Month of My Life

The CISAbroad Summer in Japan program was one of the most incredible, energizing experiences of my life. I have never learned so much, seen so much, and met so many excited, wonderful people as I did during my time in Japan. Over the span of a month, I was able to visit 5 cities across Japan, participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, wear a yukata and wander around Harajuku, go to a thousand-year-old festival in Kyoto, and spend time at a countless number of shrines and temples. The program itself and the classes offered were some of the best classes I've had. I learned a little bit of Japanese and a whole lot about the world around me, and I learned from some of the most caring and helpful teachers I've ever met. This program really helped in opening my eyes to the world that's out there!

How can this program be improved?
Yes, I recommend this program

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