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Hosei University
Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
Gustavus Adolphus College
Program Term(s):
Semester/Year
Minimum Class Standing:
Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
3.00
Previous Language Study Req?:
Yes
Language of Instruction:
English, Japanese
Housing Options:
Residence Hall Program Design: Exchange
Program Description:
Hosei University Exchange Program

Students are encouraged to meet with Professor Toshiyuki Sakuragi or Professor Lianying Shan of Gustavus' Japanese Studies program prior to applying for this program.  Additionally, contact the Center for International and Cultural Education (x7545) for more information.

                 
   ShibuyaTokyo Tower

University and City 
Hosei University is one of the oldest private universities in Japan and a member of the prestigious Tokyo Big6 baseball league (which is similar to the Ivy League in the United States). Hosei University’s main Ichigaya campus is located right in the center of Tokyo, the capital and the largest city of Japan with the population of more than 10 million people.   The main feature of Ichigaya campus is Boissonade Tower, a 26-story academic building overlooking the outer moat of Edo Castle and Yasukuni Shrine.Hosei Caf          Hasedera 

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The central location of the University provides easy access to such popular areas in Tokyo as Shibuya, Shinjuku, Akihabara, and Asakusa.  On weekends, students may enjoy taking day trips to Kamakura, Nikko, and Mt. Fuji.
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Kamakura

Academics
Students will partake in the Hosei University Exchange Students from Overseas Program (ESOP). This is an academic program designed to provide international students with  coursework focusing on Japanese language and culture. 

Exchange students will be placed in Japanese languages courses of an appropriate  level via a placement test.  A sample of ESOP’s Japanese culture courses (taught in English) includes:
  • Modern and Contemporary History of Japan
  • Japanese Literature
  • Japanese Youth and Popular Culture
  • Discover Japan
  • Marketing in Japan
  • Cultural Diversity in Japan
  • "Cool Japan"- Japan's Nation Brand
  • Japanese Thought
  • Japanese Management Systems
  • International Cooperation of Japan
International students who have a achieved a sufficient level of Japanese language proficiency will be allowed to take regular courses at Hosei University.

Accommodation
Hosei University has several residence halls for international students in various locations within Tokyo. The halls typically offer single room accommodation and two meals per day. If students pay for the housing and meals onsite, a semester's worth of tuition is lower than Gustavus. 

Additional information about accommodations and meals

Scholarships
Gustavus students with GPA above 3.0 may qualify for an 80,000 yen/per month scholarship from Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). This scholarship will have no effect on any other scholarships that a student may have already been receiving.
 
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 Photos courtesy of Prof. Toshiyuki Sakuragi and Matthew Vierzba. Photo of Hosei Academic Tower is and used here under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosei_University#/media/File:Hosei_University_Boissonade_Tower_120816.JPG)


 
This program is currently not accepting applications.