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Japan - Rikkyo University: SCSU Semester
Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall Year,
Spring Year
Restrictions: (current student at) SCSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/09/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Host University Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.6
Minimum Class Eligibility:
Non-SCSU Student: No Language Prerequisites: Japanese
Housing Options: Residence Halls Language Courses Offered: Yes
Credit Type: Undergraduate Program Length: Long-Term Program
Program Description:

Rikkyo University was established in 1874 by Bishop Channing Moore Williams, an American Episcopal missionary.  The university is located in Tokyo, situated on a beautiful campus with a mixture of ivy-covered red brick buildings and modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. Known as the Academy of Freedom, Rikkyo University consists of 10 colleges made up of 27 departments--plenty of options for students to choose from!

Note: Program only accepts Business majors.
Please contact the Education Abroad Office if you have any questions

Fast Facts

Academic Calendar:  Spring/Year
Credits:  12-15 Credits per semester
Faculty & Staff:  On-campus international office and student services available
Housing:  On campus housing
Meals:  Kitchens and meal plan available (meal plan required for first 2 weeks of semester)
Academic Courses:  Business Courses; Japanese language and culture courses required (6 credits)
Local Currency: Japanese Yen
Population of Toshima: 298,250


No prior Japanese language experience is needed, but it is recommended students study Japanese for at least one semester prior to this program. Upon arrival the student will take a Japanese proficiency test to determine their language level. Students will then be placed in one of the nine proficiency level classes (beginner to advanced). Other classes available to students include topics in: Japanese history, culture, and language, business, sports study, and intercultural communication.


Tokyo is the metropolitan and cultural center of Japan, and the local areas around Tokyo central are some of the most famous destination spots in all of Japan. Places such as Akibahara are world renowned as the electronic capital of the world and Harajuku as the fashion capital of Japan. In addition, Tokyo station is the gateway to places such as Kyoto, the historical capital of Japan. The shinkansen (bullet train) allows you to travel to the rest of Honshu Island and Shikoku as well as Kyushu islands quickly, comfortably, and safely.


International students are required to live in campus-provided dormitories where they will have private rooms equipped with a built-in shower/bathroom, toilet and air conditioner.  Students will have the option to purchase a meal plan or they can buy their own food. 


Sophomore or above to apply
GPA of 2.65 or higher
Open to all majors
Students should first apply with SCSU online