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Japan’s bustling capital city is renowned for its nightlife, shopping, public transportation, and cleanliness. Perhaps because of its mix of ultramodern and traditional, Tokyo also earns high marks for being a wonderful place for university students.
With a population of more than 13 million people, it’s crowded, but it’s also super clean and safe. See how limited space has been maximized in ingenious ways and enjoy an astounding variety of shopping options and entertainment.
Courses are available in English and Japanese.
- CIEE Tokyo is conveniently located within the central Yotsuya campus of Sophia University, within minutes commute to the vibrant Shinjuku and Ginza districts in Tokyo.
- Visit the Peace Museum and Miyajima Island, where students learn about the effects of World War II and its impact on the local population and environment.
- Visit Inuyama Castle, which is one of Japan’s oldest castles, preserved in its original state, and partake in one of the most popular local cultural festivals in the Aichi Prefecture.
- Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer.
Tokyo is known for its outstanding modern and avant-garde features but peppered throughout this mega-metropolis are hotspots of Japanese culture and tradition. Dive into Japanese culture this summer through CIEE activities and excursions to enhance your educational experience.
Students take their arts and sciences studies a step further in a city that radiates light and energy. The prestigious Sophia University hosts coursework in English on anthropology, art history, cultural studies, history, international business and economics, linguistics, literature, political science, and religion and philosophy.
CIEE Scholarships and Grants
CIEE’s need-based grants offer support to students who face financial barriers to studying abroad. CIEE awards need-based grants based on students’ EFCs and program selection. The Gilman Go Global Grant offers students $750-$2,000 toward airfare, plus $2,500 toward semester program costs, or $1,000 toward summer program costs.