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  • Locations: Kyoto, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: SDSU applicants only
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Fact Sheet:
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Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: Japanese
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Housing Options: Residence Hall
Program Type: SDSU Exchange
Program Description:
University Profile
Doshisha University was founded in 1875 by Joseph Hardy Neesima (Jo Niijima), who became one of the six great educators of the Meiji era. The three educational principles of Liberalism, Internationalism, and Christian Principles have been passed down for as long as 137 years, and students are encouraged to nurture a sense of freedom, independence, and conscience. Located in the ancient capital of Kyoto, Doshisha University is home for over 26,000 undergraduate students and 2,400 graduate students. Doshisha continues to develop as an international hub of higher education and research.

Academic Notes
Students who show a good command of Japanese language at the placement test will be allowed to take courses at Doshisha's undergraduate and graduate schools. The courses that can be taken depend on the student's Japanese level. Exchange students are precluded from enrolling in seminar classes and specialized subjects that are only open to students of the respective faculty.
Note: Students wishing to study at Doshisha University must study at the school for a full academic year. The dates for each semester are below.

**If you are a Japanese major or minor, you must contact Dr. Yoshiko Higarashi Education Business Administration (EBA) 323, yhigurashi@mail.sdsu.edu before beginning the application process.

Language Notes
At least 1 year of Japanese language study required prior to applying.

The Center for Japanese Language and Culture offers courses mostly in Japanese, but the center offers some Japan-related courses in English.

Program Dates
Semester 1 (SDSU Spring Semester): April to July
Semester 2 (SDSU Fall Semester): mid-September to late January

Hints for Researching Program and Available Courses
To find out which courses are taught in English visit the Doshisha University Student Exchange Program web page.

Housing and Meals
Doshisha University has several accommodations available. Due to a limited number of rooms in each accommodation, Doshisha University cannot guarantee that students can move into the accommodation of their choice.

• Rent: 22,000 to 41,000 yen/month
• We do not provide meals

To learn more about housing option visit the Doshisha University Accommodation for exchange students.

Insurance Requirement
All SDSU students will be automatically enrolled in the appropriate international health insurance for their study abroad term. The insurance charge will appear on your student account services billing shortly before departure. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure.

Visa
For more information about visa requirement, visit Japanese Consulate

For more information about entry/exit requirements for your host country, visit the U.S. Department of State website.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

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