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UGA Exchange - Sophia University
Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program )
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Restrictions: UGA applicants only
Cost of Attendance Sheets Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 04/28/2017 10/06/2017 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: Sophia University (FICE: 900426) Type of Instruction: Lecture
Classes With: International Students, Local Students Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: Off-Campus, On-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Accounting, Anthropology, Art History, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Geography, History, International Affairs, International Business, Japanese Language and Literature, Linguistics, Management, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Women's Studies
Program Description:

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UGA Exchange, Sophia University

Sophia University is a private Catholic Jesuit university founded in 1913 located in the heart of Tokyo, aiming to educate “men and women for the others, with others”.
  1. 12,000 students (1,000 graduate and 11,000 undergraduate students) with diverse backgrounds
  2. 500 full-time teaching staff from 20 countries (85% Japanese, 15% International)
  3. Full degree programs taught in English: Faculty of Liberal Arts, Graduate Program in Global Studies &Graduate Program in Global Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology
  4. Wide varieties of Japanese language courses offered
  5. Small class size: Student / Teacher ratio 23:1
  6. 190 partner universities worldwide (40 countries)
  7. Centrally located urban campus: center of politics, economics, easy access to anywhere
For additional information, please see FACT SHEET(Sophia).pdf

Program Location

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Tokyo, Japan.

It is a walking distance from the National Diet and administrative district, Imperial Palace, National Guest House, etc. and there are many places to see. Shinjuku, one of the most exciting areas in Tokyo, is just a 5-minute train ride from Yotsuya, the closest station.

Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Education Abroad Advisor
Office of International Education
International Education Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602

Academic Program

Course Offerings:
Additional information
*The syllabus in 2015 (April 2015-March 2016) will be fixed and published in March. Use the current information available as a general guide to what may typically be offered in the upcoming year, though understand some changes may occur from time to time.

2015 Course_list FLA.pdf Students generally study Japanese Language together with subjects taught in English from the Faculty of Liberal Arts (includes Japanese studies, literature, history, religion, etc., plus business and international affairs/political science and other arts & social sciences.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open only to UGA students
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5 and good standing at UGA
  • Completion of JPNS 1002 at the time of participation (or higher)
  • Students must be nominated for this exchange by the Department of Comparative Literature each year in January
  • All UGA students seeking to participate in a UGA Exchange Program in Japan must be nominated for study at a specific partner university by the Department of Comparative Literature.
  • 2016-2017 Nomination deadline: Wednesday, January 13, 2016.
  • Students wishing to be nominated for a Full-year (or possibly Spring) program in the following year are expected to be currently enrolled in JPNS at UGA, submit an essay noting goals for participation, specific universities of preference, unofficial transcript, and JPNS professor recommendation etc. directly to Dr. Mori in CMLT. Additional documents might also be requested.
  • Application items submitted via the GoAbroad portal application will not be used for the nomination application.
  •  This application is to be completed by nominated students.  
  • Nomination results will be announced by CMLT in mid-January and nominated students will receive additional information about next steps at that time.
  • Please consult Dr. Mori,, for final deadlines and/or additional requirements.
  • Plus, schedule an exchange advising appointment with the Office of International Education,, 706-542-2900.

Program Itinerary

Fall Semester: Mid September to Late January 
Spring Semester: Early April to Late July


Sophia University Accommodations

Accommodation Statement

UGA education abroad programs strive to provide reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.  Areas of disability include, but are not limited to visual, hearing, learning, psychological, medical, and mobility impairments. If you receive disability-related accommodations at UGA or at your home university, or if you anticipate needing accommodations at your overseas site, you will arrange for them with your study abroad program director and the staff in the Disability Resource Center.  Examples of accommodations include note taking assistance, extended test time, a quiet testing location, alternative text/media, and accessible housing. Please provide information about your accommodation needs at least 4 weeks prior to departure in order to allow time to arrange for accommodations. Students are asked to disclose disability-related needs prior to the start of the program to help ensure that there are no delays in accommodations and that the student can enjoy the full study abroad experience.