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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 10/05/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Partner Institution: Meiji University (FICE: 900509)
Academic Area: Japanese Language and Literature Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

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UGA Exchange, Meiji University

Meiji University was founded in January 1881 as the Meiji Law School by a group of young lawyers barely in their 30's: Tatsuo Kishimoto, Kozo Miyagi, and Misao Yashiro. It was an era characterized by Japan's urgent need to develop as a modern independent nation. The three founded the Meiji Law School in their fervent hope to "foster bright capable youths who would lead a modern civil society in Japan".
Although confronted with countless obstacles and hardships along the way, Meiji University was born as a site for learning and education. Continuing its growth without ever ceasing to ring the chimes of liberty, Meiji University has expanded as one of the prominent private universities of Japan, celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2011. With Rights, Liberty, Independence and Self-government as its guiding principles, Meiji University is committed to fostering students who satisfy the requirements of "austerity and sturdiness", "creation of new intellect" and "needs of the times". Having sent out more than 520,000 graduates into the world to date, it has contributed vastly to the progress of society. The achievements of the university's numerous alumni actively engaged in key roles in various walks of life are highly reputed. 

Program Location

The University has nine faculties with a total of around 33,000 students on three campuses in Ochanomizu in Chiyoda, Tokyo; the Izumi neighborhood of Suginami-ku, Tokyo; and the Ikuta neighborhood of Tama-ku, Kawasaki. The university is one of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's thirteen "Global 30" Project universities.

2018 Meiji Exchange Fact Sheet

Contact Information

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

Academic Program

2018 Meiji Information - Fact Sheet (course list, syllabus, housing, academic calendar and Japanese language classes etc.

Business Seminars:2016 Curriculum Chart for Courses in English School of Japanese Studies
Business Subjects Available to Exchange Students (taught in English
Course list 2015 (instructed in English)  PDF????????? 
  Syllabus 2015  PDF?????????     ?Timetable 2015  PDF?????????

In addition to the subjects mentioned above, there are small class of seminars comprised of 10 to 20 students, incorporating thematic discussion, group work and presentation. Teachers and fellow students of the seminar will offer their assistance in your daily life. Please note that Seminars are mandatory for all exchange students. *The business seminars on the list below accept students without Japanese proficiency. List of Seminars 2015

Meiji Syllabus Search (First, verify course is offered to exchange/international students & in English by reviewing Curriculum Charts)

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


Meiji University Accommodations

Program Ratings:
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Choice of location for excursions, field trips, site visits:
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Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture:
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Overall effectiveness of program staff in managing program:
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Effectiveness of program staff in handling academic and personal needs and concerns:
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Value of the program in relation to the cost:
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Program Reviews:
Academic Year 2015 Participant
Studying in Meiji is an amazing opportunity. Don't worry about missing a few classes and travel as much as possible. If you don't, you'll really regret it.

Academic Year 2015 Participant
Always plan ahead. Also, get to Japan before school starts so you can travel. They have no breaks once classes start.

Academic Year 2015 Participant
I had my own apartment

The most significant take-away for me are the memories and pictures I have of all the places I went and things I did. Racing in a go-kart around Tokyo and bathing in a hot spring with a snow monkey and skiing in the mountains was AMAZING and beautiful.
     — Nicole Miller, Academic Year 2015