- Tokyo, Japan
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
Temple University, Japan Campus' (TUJ) 10-week summer semester gives undergraduates the opportunity to choose from a broad range of courses, including several focusing on Asia, and to study alongside bilingual Japanese students. Japanese language is offered at all levels, beginning through advanced. Courses are taught by distinguished faculty and, except for language courses, are conducted in English. The TUJ academic calendar is comprised of three semesters; the10-week summer semester is not a special program for U.S. or international students, but one of the regular academic semesters. As a result, U.S. students can expect to take advantage of all of the regular academic and extracurricular offerings normally found during the academic year, including a wide range of courses and an active student life.
- Setting Description:
- Temple University, Japan Campus, is located in the Minami Azabu and Mita districts in central Tokyo. It is within easy reach of a number of interesting Tokyo neighborhoods, including Shibuya, and is also close to the Imperial Palace, the Diet Building and popular shopping districts.
Additional Program Information
Based on 2 Reviews
- Not Recommended04/18/18
While Temple University is the only 4 year American University in Japan. It comes with a lot of down sides you must consider before you join. While, there are certainly a handful of good professors there is more than a fair share of down right bad ones.
Given it is such a small school, you will have no choice but to take classes with professors which are disinterested in their students and one who has Asperger syndrome (literally). The Japanese program is toxic, texts are brought in from America, students generally have little interaction with Japanese students, placement tests are rampant with cheating and lazy grading leading to random placement of students. It will cost you $4000 in a matriculation fee which in non-refundable and about $7000-$8000 a semester. Given the cost unless you have a GI bill or a scholarship, you will get far more for your money studying through other programs.read moreBottom Line:No, I would not recommend this to a friend
- Good Program12/07/15
This program allowed me to participate in an internship, home stay, cultural activities, and helped me to practice my Japanese language skills. Temple is very good with placing you in an internship and making sure you are prepared to begin day-to-day
life in Tokyo. The trips that are provided are also great ways to get immersed in the country and culture, and are generally opportunities that you would be hard-pressed to find as a tourist. The small downside of the program is that there is no real campus, as the school is held in a single office building. The classes were a little mundane at times and in terms of my internship I feel I learned a lot but wasn't completely satisfied at the end of it. Even so, these aspects were extremely secondary to the overall experience, and I still look back on it as a good experience despite the things I disliked.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend