UGA Exchange, Meiji University
Meiji University was founded in January 1881 as the Meiji Law School by a group of young lawyers barely in their 30's: Tatsuo Kishimoto, Kozo Miyagi, and Misao Yashiro. It was an era characterized by Japan's urgent need to develop as a modern independent nation. The three founded the Meiji Law School in their fervent hope to "foster bright capable youths who would lead a modern civil society in Japan".
Although confronted with countless obstacles and hardships along the way, Meiji University was born as a site for learning and education. Continuing its growth without ever ceasing to ring the chimes of liberty, Meiji University has expanded as one of the prominent private universities of Japan, celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2011. With Rights, Liberty, Independence and Self-government as its guiding principles, Meiji University is committed to fostering students who satisfy the requirements of "austerity and sturdiness", "creation of new intellect" and "needs of the times". Having sent out more than 520,000 graduates into the world to date, it has contributed vastly to the progress of society. The achievements of the university's numerous alumni actively engaged in key roles in various walks of life are highly reputed.
The University has nine faculties with a total of around 33,000 students on three campuses in Ochanomizu in Chiyoda, Tokyo; the Izumi neighborhood of Suginami-ku, Tokyo; and the Ikuta neighborhood of Tama-ku, Kawasaki. The university is one of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's thirteen "Global 30" Project universities.
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Ms. Colleen Larson
Global Education Advisor, Office of Global Engagement
Global Engagement Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
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2021 Meiji Information - Fact Sheet (course list, syllabus, housing, academic calendar and Japanese language classes etc.
-Japanese language classes
-Curriculum, List of faculty members, Syllabus for each school
The following Meiji schools offer courses in English.
-School of Political Science and Economics
-School of Business Administration
-School of Global Japanese Studies
Business Subjects Available to Exchange Students (taught in English) http://www.meiji.ac.jp/keiei/exchange/incom/subject.html
In addition to the subjects mentioned above, there are small class of seminars comprised of 10 to 20 students, incorporating thematic discussion, group work and presentation. Teachers and fellow students of the seminar will offer their assistance in your daily life. Please note that Seminars are mandatory for all exchange students. *The business seminars on the list below accept students without Japanese proficiency. List of Seminars 2015
- Open only to UGA students
- Minimum GPA: 2.5 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 early 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 CMLT 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, email@example.com, for final deadlines and/or additional requirements.
- Schedule an exchange advising appointment with the Office of Global Engagement - Click to Schedule Appointment
Fall semester: Late September to Late January
Spring Semester: Early April to Late July
Meiji University Accommodations