This program is hosted by Bunkyo Gakuin University, a collaborative partner of CSB/SJU for eighteen years. Located in central Tokyo with a new subway station at its front entrance, Bunkyo Gakuin University is ideally suited for a study abroad program. All courses are taught in English and include studies in Japanese language (no prior competence is required), culture, history, arts, politics, and economics. The faculty consists of the CSB/SJU program director, who accompanies the group, and professors from Bunkyo Gakuin University. Students are housed in a new international student residence hall five minutes from campus. The program includes orientation to Tokyo and an intensive “survival Japanese” course prior to beginning of classes. Extensive excursions enhance the students’ learning experience including trips to Kyoto, Hiroshima, Karuizawa and Nikko, as well as visits to important sites in the vicinity of Tokyo.