Languages and Cultures

Study Abroad in Japan

CSB students in traditional Geisha costume.
Photo by Bao Thao, 2013.

Our study abroad program in Japan in the fall semester is hosted by Bunkyo Gakuin University, our over twenty-five-year-long collaborative partner. Bunkyo is located in central Tokyo, with a dorm adjacent to the campus for CSB and SJU students along with other international students. During the stay you will enjoy field trips to Nikko, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, and Karuizawa.

Our three-week-long May-term Study Tour to Japan is also hosted by Bunkyo, coupled with field trips to Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Takayama. 

Language courses taught abroad:
  • 115 Elementary Japanese I Abroad
  • 116 Elementary Japanese II Abroad
  • 215 Intermediate Japanese I Abroad
  • 216 Intermediate Japanese II Abroad
  • 315 Advanced Japanese I Abroad
  • 316 Advanced Japanese II Abroad
Courses taught abroad in English:
  • COLG 385 Study Abroad Seminar (topic varies by director, for example, DuBois teaches “Trekking Literary Japan” as his seminar)
  • COLG 110 Japanese Animation/Manga/Fashion
  • HIST 300D Japanese Culture/Life
  • SA 375I Japanese Politics/Economics & Society
Center for Global Education Japan Program

Find more information about the Center for Global Education Japan program.

Japanese Ambassadors

Read what previous students who participated in the study abroad in Japan program have to say!

students abroad at Thanksgiving

CSB and SJU students in the Japanese program for Fall 2022 with others in the area that joined for a Thanksgiving meal.

CSB and SJU students at the Nezu Shrine Festival.
Photo by Bao Thao, 2013.

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Ana Conboy
Chair, Languages and Cultures Department
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Jennifer Schwichtenberg
Department Coordinator
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