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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Middlebury Schools Abroad Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad
Language of Instruction: Japanese Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college-level instruction with a B average in language coursework
Click here for a definition of this term GPA (cumulative): 2.67 Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Major GPA: 3.0 Excursions: Yes
Housing Type: Homestay, University Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Midd. Financial Aid: Yes
Advisor: Susan Parsons Subjects Offered: Anthropology, History, International Studies, Japanese, Japanese Literature, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology
Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
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Once a small fishing village, Tokyo is now a major international capital of culture, economy and politics. With a population of 12 million, the contrast of Tokyo's history and modernity can be seen throughout the city and its wards in the fast-paced approach to urban life juxtaposed against its architecture, traditions, and landscape, all of which make it an ideal location for study abroad. Because of the suburban location of the School in Japan--in the Mitaka neighborhood, 30 minutes west of Tokyo--Middlebury students benefit from the advantages and opportunities of Tokyo while living and studying in a campus-like environment.

 Middlebury's host institution, International Christian University (ICU), a non-denominational university founded in 1953, and with an enrollment of 2,900 students, boasts a national reputation for superior language instruction. It was the first liberal arts college in Japan and its academic offerings include Japanese language and literature, history, art history, psychology, linguistics, and international studies, among others. On-campus housing with Japanese roommates provides a personal view of Japanese culture and allows students to meet their Japanese peers through all student-run extracurricular activities and clubs.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 03/15/2020 06/27/2020
NOTE: Dates are approximate: Do not purchase a plane ticket until official program dates are available on the School in Japan calendar. Middlebury undergraduates must apply by February 1, 2019.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants who apply in the fall or winter will be notified on February 15th of the academic year preceeding study abroad. Applicants whose applicaitons are completed after February 15th (or anytime in the fall, if they are applying to study abroad during the following spring semester) will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline. Some Schools Abroad will fill before the deadline.