Late applications (until mid-October) may be accepted for this program for the spring semester, please contact the OIE for details.
Japan is an intricate blend of East and West; the juxtaposition of a culture that stretches back millennia colliding with present-day. Something of an enigma to many American students, Japanese culture merges ancient tradition with a vivacious appetite for pop-culture and cutting-edge technology.
Its densely packed cities give way to breathtaking snow-capped mountains, bright coral reefs, and soft sand beaches; all of which are easily accessible utilizing the fastest and most reliable system of public transportation on the planet.
The Japanese are famously polite and eager to help; making Japan one of the safest countries in the world to visit. Stated simply, a visit to this island nation is so distinctly unique that it promises to both challenge and delight even the most seasoned world traveler. Visit the Japan National Tourism site for more information.
Like a window seat on the Shinkansen (bullet train), Tokyo is a flash of excitement. A place where the electronics stores turn night into day and the sound of pachinko machines is only occasionally drown out by karaoke renditions of your favorite Beatles tune. A city where playful mascots welcome you to high-end department stores, fashion bursts to life in Harajuku, and everyone loves baseball almost as much as they do anime…almost as much.
Learn more about Tokyo on their tourism site
Michelin calls Tokyo the “Gastronomic Capital of the World,” and for good reason! There are more than 200,000 restaurants in central Tokyo alone serving everything from picture-perfect sushi and udon to decadent pastries. What’s better is that while Tokyo was once considered the most expensive city in the world, it is no longer even in the top 10; meaning you won’t blow an entire year’s salary on dinner (although you could if you wanted to).
UW-Green Bay has partnered with Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU) to form an exchange program….meaning you pay tuition to UWGB just like you would if you were staying on campus, only you get to study in one of the world’s greatest cities. TMU is the only public university in the city of Tokyo and ranks among the top universities in the world, and 6th in all of Japan according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Learn more about being an exchange student at TMU on their Study Abroad website.
Enrolling more than 9,300 students, 450 of which are international, opportunities abound for the type of learning and interaction unique to an urban research-focused campus.
UW-Green Bay students can choose among a wide variety of courses taught in English in the schools of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Science, Engineering, Urban Environmental Sciences, Law and Politics, System Design, and Health Sciences. Students can also take Japanese language and culture courses. Please see an OIE study abroad advisor for the most up-to-date course listing.
You can visit this website for current course information (including syllabi, class schedule, and optional Japanese courses)
PROGRAM DATES: Exact program dates change from year to year and you will be notified of your terms specific dates in your acceptance letter. General program dates (including mandatory orientation) are:
**Note that Japan's semester dates are different from UW-Green Bay and it may be more convenient for UWGB students to study there in spring:
Fall (Semester 2): late September to mid February
Spring (Semester 1): early April to mid-August
Links to the current academic calendar and information about orientation and breaks can be found here. Also, find an International Student Handbook here.
Students are guaranteed accommodations at TMU’s International House, campus dormitories, or off-campus locations arranged by TMU staff on students’ behalf. Students also have access to athletic facilities including basketball courts, pools, Judo and Kendo halls, running tracks, tennis courts, baseball fields, archery ranges, and golf driving ranges. Visit the housing website for additional information.