In cooperation with the Center for International Education, the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at California State University, Long Beach, will offer a yearlong or one-semester study abroad program at Josai International University (JIU) in Togane City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. JIU is located about one hour from Tokyo, the capital of Japan. JIU offers shuttle busses between the campus and Narita International Airport (50 minutes), Tokyo Station (70 minutes), and several Japan Railroad stations.
JIU is a multi-faculty large-scale university with a global academic network that expands to 144 partner universities in 28 countries. To prepare students for employment in the modern world, courses in English and computer skills are required across all disciplines. JIU adopts a multidisciplinary approach to education to enable students to develop a broader global outlook and to gain a deeper understanding of issues in management, critical thought and problem solving.
Japanese Language Studies
The JIU Japanese Language Studies program offers high quality and effective language courses tailored to individual student’s needs. The core curriculum is a one-year intensive course of Japanese language and culture. Exchange students are highly recommended to join this program for their first 6 months at JIU.
Global College (English course offerings)
The university also offers courses taught in English through the Global College, thus students can study Japanese culture in English while taking Japanese language.
JIU offers international students many content courses on Japan taught in English, as well as a variety of Japanese language courses appropriate for their proficiency levels. Through these courses specially designed for international students, JIU assists them in developing Japanese language skills and deeper understanding of Japanese culture and society.
JIU’s International Student Center offers activities and support, including a welcome for new international students, a lecture series, extracurricular activities and parties involving people in the local community, and information for students’ parents.
JIU will administer all student activities and monitor international students’ academic progress in order to assure a safe, productive and enjoyable experience in Japan. JIU will process all visa-related documents, manage housing, and monitor class attendance. With the consent of students, such information will be passed on to their families abroad.
for detailed information about courses offered and cost.
Students can choose to live in either single (60,000 yen per month) or double (35,000 yen per month) room dormitories. Accommodation facilities are usually a 10– 30 minute walk from the campus, and are located in residential areas of the city. You will have a furnished room with fully equipped shared kitchen and bathroom. Students will submit their housing preferences with their application to JIU.
Josai International University recommends that students budget an estimated 50,000 yen per month to cover the cost of living. Keep in mind it could be more expensive depending your your personal spending habits. Students must also purchase the National Health Unsurance (NHI) scheme in addition to the mandatory study abroad medical insurance provided by CSULB. The cost is estimated to be 10,000 yen per year which can be paid monthly.
Students who are eligible for financial aid may apply their award package to most semester or year long study abroad programs. Students are also eligible for either need-based subsidized or unsubsidized non-need-based federal direct loans. A list of alternative student loans is available in the CSULB Office of Financial Aid (BH-123).
Additional financing information can be found at this webpage