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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Academic Year, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/15/2020 10/07/2020 TBA TBA
NOTE: January 9, 2020 is the Tentative Deadline for students to submit Nomination materials to the Department of Comparative Literature. All UGA students seeking to participate in a Spring 2021 UGA Exchange Program in Japan must be nominated for study at a specific partner university by CMLT; Students wishing to be nominated for a Full-year (or Spring 2021) program are expected to be currently enrolled in JPNS at UGA, submit essay noting goals for participation, specific universities of preference, unofficial transcript, JPNS professor recommendation etc. to Dr. Mori in CMLT (Additional documents might be requested); Items submitted via the GoAbroad portal will not be used for the nomination application; The StudyAway UGA Exchange application is to be completed by nominated students Nomination results announced by CMLT in mid-January & nominated students will receive further info about next steps afterwards ;See Contacts Below for more info
Spring 2022 11/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: Sophia University (FICE: 900426) Type of Instruction: Lecture
Classes With: International Students, Local Students Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: Off-Campus, On-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Accounting, Anthropology, Art History, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Geography, History, International Affairs, International Business, Japanese Language and Literature, Linguistics, Management, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Women's Studies Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

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UGA Exchange, Sophia University

Sophia University is a private Catholic Jesuit university founded in 1913 located in the heart of Tokyo, aiming to educate “men and women for the others, with others”.
  1. 12,000 students (1,000 graduate and 11,000 undergraduate students) with diverse backgrounds
  2. 500 full-time teaching staff from 20 countries (85% Japanese, 15% International)
  3. Full degree programs taught in English: Faculty of Liberal Arts, Graduate Program in Global Studies &Graduate Program in Global Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology
  4. Wide varieties of Japanese language courses offered
  5. Small class size: Student / Teacher ratio 23:1
  6. 190 partner universities worldwide (40 countries)
  7. Centrally located urban campus: center of politics, economics, easy access to anywhere
For additional information, please see 2020 FactSheet(Sophia).pdf

Program Location

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Tokyo, Japan. Explore the nearby National Diet and administrative district, Imperial Palace, National Guest House, etc. and there are many places to see. Shinjuku, one of the most exciting areas in Tokyo, is just a 5-minute train ride from Yotsuya, the closest station.

Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Global Education Advisor, Office of Global Engagement
Global Engagement Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-2900
clarson@uga.edu
Schedule an OGE Exchange Advising Appointment - Zoom Appts Available

Academic Program

Course Offerings:
Additional information

*The syllabus are updated each March; Use the current information available as a general guide to what may typically be offered in the upcoming year, though understand some changes may occur from time to time.

Sophia Course Bulletins:
The Faculty of Liberal Arts, includes Japanese studies, literature, history, religion, etc., plus business and international affairs/political science and other arts & social sciences.​taught in English, along with Japanese Language Study. An Intensive Language course (8 credits) is also an option. 

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Open only to UGA students
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 and good standing at UGA
  • Completion of JPNS 1002 at the time of participation (or higher)
  • Students must be nominated for this exchange by the Department of Comparative Literature each year in January
  • All UGA students seeking to participate in a UGA Exchange Program in Japan must be nominated for study at a specific partner university by the Department of Comparative Literature.
  • 2021-2022 Nomination deadline: Early January 2021
  • Students wishing to be nominated for a Full-year (or possibly Spring) program in the following year are expected to be currently enrolled in JPNS at UGA, submit an essay noting goals for participation, specific universities of preference, unofficial transcript, and JPNS professor recommendation etc. directly to Dr. Mori in CMLT. Additional documents might also be requested.
  • Application items submitted via the GoAbroad portal application will not be used for the nomination application.
  •  This application is to be completed by nominated students.  
  • Nomination results will be announced by CMLT in mid-January and nominated students will receive additional information about next steps at that time.
  • Please consult Dr. Mori, mamo@uga.edu, for final deadlines and/or additional requirements.
  • Plus, schedule an exchange advising appointment with the Office of Global Engagement - Click to Schedule Appointment

Program Itinerary

Fall Semester: Mid September to Late January 
Spring Semester: Early April to Late July

Housing

Sophia Housing Information for Exchange Students.pdf
 

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Program Reviews:
Academic Year 2015 Participant
All the staffs were helpful.

Academic Year 2015 Participant
I really had a wonderful time in Japan!

Academic Year 2015 Participant
Overall, the program is pretty helpful and useful for my future life, not limited to the job-haunting. I like it very much!