About Waseda University
Waseda University was founded in 1882 and has become a leading exchange university partner with the U.S. Current enrollment is 45,000 undergraduates, including 2,000 international students. Waseda University stands out for its innovative approach to higher education and many of its degree programs are English language-based. Students enroll in the School of International Liberal Studies. They are able to pursue their major fields of study, while incorporating intensive Japanese language and culture classes into their program of study. The main campus includes an international conference center and several museums, extracurricular activities and clubs, volunteer opportunities, and competitive athletics from track and field, to baseball and rugby.
The University is in the heart of Japan’s capital city, Tokyo (pop. 13 million). Tokyo mixes the old with the new, the traditional with the modern. It is recognized as a global center for economics, politics, and cutting edge technology, as well as fashion and the arts. Students will have opportunities to explore the rich history and culture of Japan.
Early September to Mid-June (Fully year only)
Courses & Credit:
Five courses, totaling 15-16 semester hours, earn 4.0 Wheaton credits per semester. Students take the Intensive Japanese Language course, in addition to choosing from a broad range of courses in English.
One semester of Japanese language required
Housing & Board:
On-campus residences or a homestay are available. Meals are covered by students.
Wheaton Tuition Only
- Expenses covered include tuition, and one round-trip airfare from U.S. West Coast to Tokyo.
Wheaton Confirmation Fee:
All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation. Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Fees will be billed to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July for Fall semester & December for Spring semester).
Students are responsible for passport and visa fees, CISI Health and Accident Insurance, travel to U.S. West Coast point of departure to meet the overseas flight, meals, cell phone, textbooks, local transportation and personal expenses.
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322