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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: EF International Language Centers 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
Enroll in EF’s Japanese courses in Tokyo and study in one of the world’s most exciting and fascinating cities.

Studying Japanese in Tokyo will open your eyes to a whole new world, where city lights shine brightly and the street life pulsates an electric energy. The EF International Language Center is conveniently located in one of Tokyo’s trendy districts - just steps from cafes, shops and sushi bars. You’ll also enjoy easy access to public transportation and cycling paths while studying in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
Our school in Tokyo has a modern campus, and students will benefit from bright classrooms and an inviting student lounge. In addition to Japanese language classes, we offer special interest courses in Japanese culture, history and film to ease your transition to life in Tokyo. Before long, you’ll be using your new found skills to order traditional meals, ask for directions and befriend Japanese students.

Japan’s proud capital
For centuries, Tokyo has been the engine that runs this country, and it continues to power the cultural, political and economic life of modern Japan.  Make no mistake about it, Tokyo is the world’s most bustling metropolis, and it pulsates with energy. Here modernity exists hand in hand with Japanese culture and traditions, evidence of which can be seen everywhere even if it is bathed in the neon light of the modern cityscape.
While studying Japanese in Tokyo you’ll discover a city that embraces the future while preserving the past. The latest Japanese fashions are on display in the busy Shibuya district, where people-watching is a must. Watch as a chef masterfully rolls your ingredients together when you pick out a sushi platter at the Tsukiji Fish Market. Bike to the Imperial Palace, still the seat of the Emperor of Japan, and then picnic under the cherry blossom trees. Go further afield on the weekends, venture a hike up the volcanic slopes of the iconic Mount Fuji, or snorkel around the coral reef of Uchiura Beach.

School highlights
  • Situated in the popular Shibuya area
  • Modern classrooms with beautiful view of the Tokyo skyline
  • Courses in Japanese culture, history, and film
  • Lots of opportunity practice Japanese with local students
  • Excursions to Kyoto, Nikko, Mount Fuji, etc. and Ghibli Museum tours
  • Close to restaurants, cafes, shops and arcades
  • Great public transportation network
Whether you come home to a local family after a morning at the fish market or live at EF’s residence in the heart of the city, you’ll enjoy experiencing life like a local in Tokyo.

Tokyo is a unique world city, full of diversity and with a culture, look and feel all its own. It is one of the boldest, brightest and most energetic cities on the planet. But behind the hustle and bustle of this mega-metropolis are opportunities for serenity found in the quiet teahouses tucked behind city alleys and the pagoda-filled parks that serve as the Tokyo’s green lungs.

This language study only program allows students can take between 4-16 credits of language courses from beginning to advanced levels.  Each course lasts one month and counts as 4 US semester credits.   Start and end dates are flexible.  In order to qualify for financial aid, students must enroll on dates that roughly align to Augsburg College semester dates.  Summer dates are between May-August.

Scholarship opportunity

We believe all students should have the opportunity to study abroad. The Beyond the Classroom Scholarship is one way we help make it possible. Now, more students can enjoy meaningful global experiences and you can step out of the classroom to show them the world.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.