International Education Programs

  • Waseda University
    • Want to become a social innovator? A leader in global politics? Or a master of multicultural communication? Develop a global outlook, delve into the Japanese lifestyle, and hone your Japanese language skills at Waseda University. A private research university, Waseda University has an open feel that offers a serene break from Tokyo's dense cityscape. English-taught courses are available in Japanese studies, Asian studies, political science, journalism, history, art history, legal studies, and education. Outside of class, explore Tokyo, the gateway into the character of Asian society.

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  • Engineering And Science
    • Conduct research at Tohoku University, known for developing innovations and hands-on learning. Guided by a faculty supervisor, work in a lab with international and Japanese students on the new Aobayama campus. Stay in Sendai for a full year and experience cherry blossoms in spring and snow in winter. Less than two hours from Tokyo, Sendai’s slower pace lets you focus on your studies while still experiencing Japan. Castles, temples, and shrines offer a glimpse of Sendai’s history. An architectural oddity, the Sendai Mediatheque serves as the city’s cultural center. Hot springs, skiing, and hiking take you outside of the lab and into Sendai’s natural beauty.

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  • Global Studies, Japan
    • Delve into the challenges faced by modern society through project-based learning and research at Meiji Gakuin University in the green hills of Yokohama. One of the largest multinational communities in Japan, Yokohama is ideal to explore world issues and globalization. Study Japanese history and the peace movement in modern Japan with an excursion to Hiroshima. Travel with a volunteer project and learn about the Tohoku communities affected by the Fukushima earthquake. You can also connect with Japanese culture and community through internships or an independent study. On your own, ascend into the sky for views of Yokohama, Tokyo, and Mt. Fuji at the Yokohama Landmark Tower.

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  • Graduate Studies, International Relations
    • For master's students in the UCSD School of Global Policy and Strategy, an opportunity take graduate courses in Tokyo offered in English.

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  • Hitotsubashi University
    • Attend an intimate university in suburban Tokyo. Courses are offered in the social sciences and humanities with an emphasis on undergraduate research. Enjoy continued Japanese language study and campus activities with international and local students.

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  • International Christian University
    • 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 stree
  • Foreign Legal Study & Exchange Program - Keio Law School
    • In an increasingly interconnected world, experience and familiarity with international law and other nations' legal systems and cultures is increasingly indispensable for lawyers, legal scholars and law students alike. Recognizing this powerful trend, UCLA School of Law offers various opportunities for its students, and for law students in other countries, to gain exposure to international law and the legal systems and cultures of other nations.

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Projects/Programs

Research

  • Center for Buddhist Studies
    International Institute
    • The UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies trains scholars and educates members of the broader community about Buddhist religion and culture in all of their diversity. Among U.S. universities, only UCLA aspires to cover all of the major traditions in this world religion.
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  • Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies
    International Institute
    • The Center for Japanese Studies enhances and develops an infrastructure for Japanese Studies at UCLA. At the same time the Center is committed to training the new generation of scholars working on Japan, to cooperating with other groups and institutions, and to supporting a Japan centered program that advocates for support for faculty and students.
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  • Graduate-Level Research in Industrial Projects for Students (GRIPS) - Sendai
    College of Letters and Science: Physical Sciences
    • Graduate-Level Research in Industrial Projects for Students (GRIPS) in Japan will offer graduateSendai_mall students in mathematics and related disciplines the opportunity to work on industry-sponsored research problems in Sendai, Japan. Students from the U.S. and Japan will work on cross-cultural teams on research problems designed by industrial sponsors. The projects will be of serious interest to the sponsor and will offer a stimulating challenge to students; most will involve both analytic and computational work. At the end of the program, the teams will present the results of their work and prepare a final report. IPAM will encourage the U.S. students to publish and/or present their research at conferences in the year following the program. English is the only language required for participation.
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  • TUFS Inter-University Exchange Project
    International Institute
    • The UCLA Asia Pacific Center collaborates with Tokyo University of Foreign Studies to implement a program of inter-university exchange projects to promote collaborative online international learning in Japanese and East Asian studies. Activities include online classroom instruction, student workshops and exchanges among universities in Japan and California.
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        Katsuya Hirano

Education/Training

Collaboration

Students

  • 2017-18: 44 students
    • Beginning Japanese, Osaka Univ.: 8 students
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 5 students
    • Hitotsubashi University: 1 student
    • International Christian Univ.: 8 students
    • International Christian Univ. with Internship: 1 student
    • Keio University: 1 student
    • Language & Culture, International Christian University: 5 students
    • Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ.: 1 student
    • Summer Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka University: 3 students
    • Summer Lab Research, Engineering & Science, University of Tokyo: 3 students
    • Waseda University: 3 students
    • Engineering & Science in English, Tohoku Univ.: 3 students
    • Language & Culture, Doshisha Univ.: 2 students
  • 2016-17: 45 students
    • Beginning Japanese, Osaka Univ.: 9 students
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 3 students
    • Hitotsubashi University: 2 students
    • International Christian Univ.: 11 students
    • International Christian Univ. with Internship: 1 student
    • Keio University: 1 student
    • Language & Culture, International Christian University: 6 students
    • Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ.: 3 students
    • Summer Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka University: 4 students
    • Summer Lab Research, Engineering & Science, University of Tokyo: 2 students
    • Waseda University: 3 students
  • 2015-16: 33 students
    • Beginning Japanese, Osaka Univ.: 5 students
    • Engineering & Science in English, Tohoku Univ.: 1 student
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 4 students
    • International Christian Univ.: 5 students
    • International Christian Univ. with Internship: 1 student
    • Japanese Universities: 5 students
    • Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka Univ.: 3 students
    • Language & Culture, Doshisha Univ.: 6 students
    • Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ.: 2 students
    • Summer Lab Research, Science, University of Tokyo: 1 student
  • 2014-15: 37 students
    • Beginning Japanese, Osaka Univ.: 17 students
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 2 students
    • International Christian Univ.: 4 students
    • International Christian Univ.: 2 students
    • International Christian Univ.: 1 student
    • Japanese Universities: 2 students
    • Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka Univ.: 1 student
    • Language & Culture, Doshisha Univ.: 6 students
    • Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ.: 1 student
    • Summer Lab Research, Science, University of Tokyo: 1 student
  • 2013-14: 31 students
    • Beginning Japanese, Osaka Univ.: 4 students
    • Engineering & Science in English, Tohoku Univ.: 2 students
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 6 students
    • International Christian Univ.: 9 students
    • Japanese Universities: 5 students
    • Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka Univ.: 1 student
    • Language & Culture, Doshisha Univ.: 3 students
    • Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ.: 1 student
  • 2012-13: 31 students
    • Beginning Japanese, Osaka Univ.: 4 students
    • Contemporary Japan, International Christian Univ. (Quarter): 7 students
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 2 students
    • Japanese Universities: 8 students
    • Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka Univ.: 2 students
    • Language & Culture, Doshisha Univ.: 5 students
    • Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ.: 3 students
  • 2011-12: 23 students
    • Contemporary Japan, International Christian Univ. (Quarter): 4 students
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 3 students
    • Japanese Universities: 10 students
    • Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka Univ.: 3 students
    • Language & Culture, Doshisha Univ.: 3 students
  • 2010-11: 27 students
    • Contemporary Japan, Joint UC-International Christian Univ. (Quarter): 9 students
    • Coursework in Advanced Japanese - Japan Universities: 1 student
    • Coursework in English & Japanese - Japan Universities: 10 students
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 5 students
    • Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka Univ.: 1 student
    • Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ.: 1 student
  • 2009-10: 34 students
    • Contemporary Japan, Joint UC-International Christian Univ. (Quarter): 7 students
    • Coursework in Advanced Japanese - Japan Universities: 1 student
    • Coursework in English & Japanese - Japan Universities: 11 students
    • Engineering & Science in English, Tohoku Univ.: 2 students
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 7 students
    • Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka Univ.: 3 students
    • Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ.: 3 students