Business, Japanese Language & Culture
J.F. Oberlin University
Semester students will study at the Machida campus, a lively and upbeat town in the southwest suburb of Tokyo. Students taking summer courses will enjoy classes at the Shinjuku campus, once of Tokyo's most popular and vibrant areas. J.F. Oberlin University is a non-profit private co-educational institution with about 9,000 students. While studying abroad at J.F. Oberlin University, you will have easy access by public transportation to downtown Tokyo as well as nearby mountains and beaches. To diversify your academic life and become friends with Japanese students, you can join university clubs and participate in cultural activities and excursions, organized by J.F. Oberlin's Center for International Studies and ISA.
Summer 1 2020
Mid Jun, 2020 - Mid Jul, 2020
Mar 15, 2020
4 - 4 Host University Units
2.50 Minimum GPA*
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Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
At the time of application, you should have a passport that is valid for at least six months after the end of your program.
You must be enrolled as a full-time degree-seeking student in a U.S. college or university. GAP students must provide an official acceptance letter proving their enrollment at a U.S. institution for the semester immediately following their program at J.F. Oberlin University.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Bridging Cultures Program
Full-Time Resident Staff
On-Site ISA Offices
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
Host University Units
4 - 4
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
3 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
5 - 5
Course Availability and Selection
- The course list below indicates the proposed courses for the upcoming program. While the list may be used as a general guide while completing your pre-registration form, course offerings and enrollment will not be confirmed until students are on site.
- Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers and scheduling. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last-minute class cancellations.
- Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the ISA Japan Site Specialist.
- While at J.F. Oberlin University, all students are required to enroll in 2 courses.
- Each course has 27 contact hours and carries 2 JFO credits. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university.
Japanese Language Courses
- Students wishing to take the Japanese language courses are encouraged to learn the Japanese writing systems hiragana and katakana prior to the start of the program.
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Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page.View all Funding Options
ISA Housing provides the opportunity for you to experience aspects of the Japanese lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Tokyo. You will have the option of staying in the off-campus student residence with other local and international students or secure your own housing and receive a discount from ISA. The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded at all times.
There are differences in culture and lifestyle between life in Japan and the U.S. The key to a positive experience is flexibility. With this in mind, you can have a fantastic stay in Tokyo.
You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
Located north of Tokyo, Nikko is a mountainous region famous for its landscape and history. Many natural hot springs, waterfalls, hiking trails, and temples are settled throughout this beautiful region including one of Japan’s most famous World Heritage Sites: Toshogu Shrine. Nikko had been a center of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for many centuries before Toshogu was built in the 1600s.
Cultural Activities in Tokyo
The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Tokyo. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Tokyo special.
These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included