Simmons offers two exchange programs. Unlike other study abroad options, you pay Simmons tuition and your financial aid and scholarships are still applicable toward your spring semester or full year in Japan.
1) Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan offers an exchange program with Simmons students for unique and prestigious programs in Japanese or completely in English! Take a look at their overview brochure here.
There are two different tracks to choose from:
- Japanese World Perspectives- Great for international relations and liberal arts students; courses are in English
- Intensive Japanese Language- Thorough study of the Japanese language
Immerse yourself in Japanese society in the culture-rich city of Kyoto while studying with students from around the world. This program gives you an incredible opportunity to live outside your comfort zone in a historical yet modern city.
2) Students also have the option to attend Hokkaido Universy of Education (HUE) in Sapporo, Japan. In addition to a semester or year exchange program, there is also a summer program. Perfect your Japanese and experience the culture on Japan's northern island for only 100,000 JPY (approx. $1,000USD)! Find more information about the summer program here.
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- BSW & MSW
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Petition to Study Abroad:Get your courses approved in advance of studying abroad! Here's the form you need to make it happen.
Check out our Study Abroad Library Guide! Here you will find resources and information to assist you with your search on studying abroad, international internships, or volunteer opportunities.
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