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|Program Dates & Deadlines:||Click here to view|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||Study Abroad OIP||Program Type:||Study Abroad (semester)|
|Language of Instruction:||English, Japanese||Language Prerequisite:||Yes|
|Program Features:||Academic Study||Degree Level:||3 - Sophomore, 4 - Junior, 5 - Senior|
|Time Away:||Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester||Housing options:||Dormitories, Homestay|
|Program Group:||Study Abroad OIP||Program Adviser:||Claire Hu|
Please be reminded that you may need to meet different deadlines when applying to this program.
This program is not accepting applications for the fall 2020 term.
Located in central Tokyo, the School of International Liberal Studies (SILS) is one of the Waseda University’s undergraduate divisions, which was established in April 2004. In this school of approximately 3,000 students,classes are largely conducted in English by an international faculty, and up to one-third of its multicultural student body comes from outside of Japan. SILS offers a One-Year Study Abroad Program to international students. The participants in this program can take courses with the SILS regular students. This unique setting makes it well-suited for students from around the world, who are seeking to gain a better understanding of Japan through a wide and varied perspective, such as politics, journalism, art, education, literature,and industry.
SILS offers two study options: One Academic Year and One Semester. The SILS One-Year Study Abroad Program has been designed with an emphasis on both general lecture courses and Japanese language study. All applicants are encouraged to apply for the full-year program.
As a rule of thumb, SILS One-Year Program students are required to fulfill the following
- 8 credits of SILS courses per semester: Intermediate/Advanced Lecture Courses only
- 6 credits of Japanese language courses per semester: Courses offered by the CJL (Students will not be permitted to take the 10-credit CJL course.)
- University-wide Open Courses
- Other Foreign Language (OFL) Courses offered by SILS
- *Credits of the University-wide Open Courses and the OFL Courses are not included in the minimum required number of credits but they are included in the maximumnumber of credits.
Visiting students have a choice of 3 study periods:
- Academic Year
- Fall Semester (September to February)
- Spring Semester (April to August)
Waseda University has three university dormitories for exchange students near the Waseda campus. According to the dormitory operation office, due to a significant increase in the number of exchange students from the university-wide/ inter-varsity exchange partner institutions, they open the dorms only to the exchange students from university-wide exchange partner institutions. In this regard, SILSh as not been able to offer university dorm option for students from non-partner institutions since Spring 2016.The SILS Office would like to recommend other housing options, which include those offered by our associated/affiliated companies. Please read the following options very carefully.
The One-Year Study Abroad Program at SILS and Waseda University provide many opportunities for extra-curricular activities throughout the academic year. These activities will help the student gain better understanding of Japan and its social norms.
Money MattersStudents who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.
Passport and VisaStudents must have a passport valid for at least six months after the end of their study abroad program. For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport, please consult the US State Department Passport Website. Students are responsible for checking the entry requirements for their destination country, and obtaining an appropriate visa, if required. Entry requirements can be found on the destination country’s embassy or consulate website.
Application ProcessStudents interested in applying to this program must complete two separate processes:
- Apply directly to the program. Please note that program application deadlines are often earlier than Princeton approval deadlines.
- Complete the Princeton approval process. You may download the course approval form and instructions from your GPS application. Click “apply now” on this brochure to access these items. Check GPS for Princeton’s approval deadlines.
Start planning your study abroad experience!
- Make an appointment with a study abroad adviser
- Contact a Global Ambassador
- Attend an OIP event or info session
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