Fall: September - December
Spring: March - July
Learn and live in Tokyo! Studying abroad through the Lewis University Musashi University program and you will be able to discover all that Tokyo has to offer. Spending your semester in Tokyo will allow you to become immersed in the daily life of the locals. You will participate in the East Asian Studeis Program, which Musashi University developed specifically to address the needs of international students who wish to learn Japanese language while also taking East Asian Studies courses instructed in English. The university is located in the Nerima Ward about 20 minutes from popular areas such as Ikebukuro and the Shinjuku neighborhood. The Nerima Ward features a small shopping district filled with stores and restaurants that serve the daily needs of the local residents and students.
The Musashi University program is coordinated by GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, formerly known as AsiaLearn, which offers semester and year abroad programs around the world. Musashi University is a small private institution located in the quiet residential area of Tokyo’s Nerima ward. Musashi enrolls approximately 4,000 students in the faculties of Economics, Humanities, and Sociology. The university was established in 1949 and is part of the Musashi Academy which was founded in 1922. Musashi University’s intimate campus environment affords students the opportunity to forge close relationships with classmates and faculty alike.
The East Asian Studies Program offers Japanese language courses each semester from beginner to advanced level (intro Japanese for those students who have had no previous Japanese language instruction is only available in the Fall semester). Typically, four or five English-instructed East Asian Studies courses are offered each semester in the follownig areas:
- Japanese Diplomacy
- Sino-Japanese Relations
- East Asian Economies
- Identities in Contemporary Japan
- Globalization in East Asia
- Japanese History
- International Political History of East Asia
- East Asian Business
- Anthropology of Japan and East Asia
While you are studying in Tokyo, you will live in the Rikko Kaikan Residency within walking distance of Musashi University. Rikko Kaikan is an international student dormitory with over 100 residents. Students have their own room with shared bathroom on each floor. Communal showers and kitchen facilities are located on the first floor. Kitchen facilities (gas & electricity), laundry and showers are coin operated. Individual rooms are charged monthly for electricity and phone usage. Internet access is free.
For the current program charge amount, please check the Budget Sheets above or contact the Study Abroad Office. The program charge includes Lewis tuition, housing in a student residece, on-site orientation, medical insurance, and a mandatory $300 Lewis Study Abroad fee.
The program charge does not include airfare, meals, passport and visa fees, additional meals, supplies, and personal expenses.
Program charges are based on costs of the prior year, as well as projections for the current and coming years. Inflation and fluctuating exchange rates make it difficult to state a fixed cost. Lewis University, therefore, reserves the right to adjust program fees and the right to cancel or alter programs and courses.
To be eligible, you must be a Lewis student with at least a 3.0 GPA who has Sophomore, Junior, or first semester Senior standing or will have that standing when you participate. You must have taken at least 2 semesters of Japanese language for the Spring semester program.
Please click on the Application link in the left column to learn more about the application process and what other materials are required. If you are ready to apply, then click on the Apply Now button.