- Tokyo, Japan
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
- This program is excellent for serious students at all levels who seek to study Japanese language in an intensive 6-credit course and delve into an exciting exploration of Japanese culture.
Enroll in one 6-credit Japanese language course. Courses are offered based on student need and usually include five language levels: 100, 150, 200, 300, and 400.
Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a global, not-for-profit study abroad organization with 115+ academic programs in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. To learn more about what we offer visit our website.
- Setting Description:
- Explore centuries-old temples, gardens, and castles that are only minutes from ultra-modern skyscrapers, electronics stores, and haute couture fashion centers. Dine on sushi and tempura, attend a sumo match or a baseball game, and learn tea ceremony, karate, or breakdancing. Take classes in the town of Makuhari, on the tip of Tokyo Bay, and just 45 minutes from the heart of the city. All of this and so much more awaits you in Tokyo!
- We offer more than $2.2 million in scholarships & financial aid. Contact IES Abroad or see our website for cost, scholarships, and financial aid.
Based on 1 Reviews
- IES Abroad Tokyo Summer04/27/14
IES's Tokyo program was a great first experience in Japan. It had just the right amount of the familiar (for example, living in dorms with other college students who were studying in the U.S.) with the new and unexpected (staying with a host family for
one weekend, venturing out into the city alone). In terms of academics, we covered the equivalent of one semester's work in six weeks. Although class could sometimes feel long, we generally had limited homework and therefore plenty of time to explore Tokyo. The few required lectures and field trips were on the whole fun and informative (especially the weekend at an onsen in Nikko – what a treat!). This program is pretty expensive, as in living in Tokyo, but if you use your time well (whatever your goal may be) then it's probably worth it. I chose this program because I wanted to "get a feel for Japan." I didn't want to spend too long away from home, I wanted to stay in a big city, and I wanted to find a program with a good balance between academics and explore-the-city time. IES was all of these things. However, by the end of my trip I realized that I should have chosen a more academically intense and language immersive program (because I came to really friggle fragging love Japan). But hey, hindsight is 20/20. For the majority of the program, we stayed in the National Youth Olympic Center, which is located next to Yoyogi Kouen. It was convenient to be able to stay in dorms a mere five minute walk from where language classes were held, and there were cafes and a conbini in the Center as well. Regarding the dorms themselves, aside from small rooms and patchy internet, they were very nice. All the lounges had TVs, and every single dorm room was air conditioned.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend