As the leader of international studies in Japan, TUFS produces able graduates who have become leaders in various fields upon their entry into society. Located in Tokyo, TUFS is a national university offering undergraduate and graduate programs related to the study of world language, culture and societies, and international relations. The university is composed of the Faculty of Foreign Studies, covering seven areas of study and twenty-seven major areas of specialization, the Graduate School of Area and Cultural Studies, and the Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa.
Note: SDSU students may study at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies for either one semester or a full academic year. Students that wish to study for only one semester may only study during the spring semester of that year.
Note: All international students can take a Japanese Language Program. There are eight levels of classes that range from elementary through advanced.
**If you are a Japanese major or minor, you must contact Dr. Yoshiko Higarashi Education Business Administration (EBA) 323, firstname.lastname@example.org
before beginning the application process.
Courses are taught in both English and Japanese.
Note: Students wishing to take courses in Japanese must have a Japanese Language Proficiency Test score of N1 or N2.
Semester 1 (SDSU Spring Semester): April - July
Semester 2 (SDSU Fall Semester): October - April
Hints for Researching Program and Available Courses
To learn more about the structure of courses at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and courses offered, visit TUFS Education
More information about curriculum and courses offered can be found on the TUFS International Affairs
Housing and Meals
TUFS offers exchange students a room in one of the campus International Halls. In the rare case that there are no open rooms available, students may have to reside in another international student dormitory in the Tokyo area or find a private apartment on their own.
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.
For information about visa requirements visit the Japanese Consulate
For more information about entry/exit requirements for your host country, visit the U.S. Department of State