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SEMESTER/YEAR study abroad PROGRAM
Once accepted, we provide you with detailed online materials designed to guide you in preparing for your time in Japan.
Pre-departure materials include:
Since a visa is required for fall and spring semester study in Japan, and optional for the summer semester, we provide detailed visa application instructions once you are accepted and assist with the visa application process. To apply for a visa, you will have to submit your passport as well as supporting documents soon after the program application deadline, so be sure to have a passport that is valid for a minimum of three months up to a year beyond the end of your stay in Japan (this varies depending on the consulate to which you will apply for your visa). For more information about obtaining or renewing a U.S. passport, please visit: http://travel.state.gov/passport/. You should also be prepared to limit international travel during this time.
You will be responsible for making your own travel arrangements to and from Tokyo and will be required to be present for the entire length of the program. Further details are provided to accepted students.
The Office of Student Services (OSS) supports TUJ’s diverse students as they become members of the university community. In addition to providing assistance with the visa application process and coordinating housing, the OSS provides an on-site orientation to help study abroad students assimilate into the academic and social life at TUJ and become familiar with Tokyo. The OSS also organizes cultural activities and excursions each semester and works with student organizations to encourage social interaction among students from different backgrounds. As the office responsible for non-academic programming and support, OSS will likely serve as your home base during your time at TUJ.
You may have the opportunity to work on campus through limited student worker positions or, in some circumstances, at paid internships. Students who work at TUJ usually find part-time employment in the Teaching and Learning Center and in administrative offices. However, jobs may be limited, and the university cannot guarantee employment for all students.
Moreover, student employment is strictly regulated and requires formal university approval to be in compliance with visa laws and restrictions that govern employment for foreign nationals in Japan. Students can only work in accordance with Japanese visa restrictions and require advance approval and documentation. Study abroad students may only work if they are under long-term visa sponsorship and may not work if they are on a short-term tourist visa (applicable in the summer term).
Housing location allows you to experience life outside of central Tokyo. TUJ uses two main student residence halls in neighborhoods approximately 50-60 minutes from TUJ by public transportation. If you plan to live in a homestay, your commute will be longer and similar to that of most local students - typically one to two hours each way. As few people live in central Tokyo, your commute to campus will be an authentic Japanese experience.
Homestays with Japanese families are available for selected students, with priority given to those with prior study of the Japanese language who are interested in complete linguistic and cultural immersion. Homestays are generally located one to two hours from TUJ by public transportation.
Students also have the option of finding their own housing in Tokyo.
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Temple University Japan
2-8-12 Minami Azabu
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106, Japan
Phone (from US): 011-81-3-5441-9800