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Sapporo University, Japan
Sapporo, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: BSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 03/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: NOTE: Before applying to this program, students must meet with Dr.Sadatoshi Tomizawa in the Department of Modern Languages to discuss application procedures.
Summer 2017 03/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 05/01/2017 07/28/2017
NOTE: NOTE: Before applying to this program, students must meet with Dr. Sadatoshi Tomizawa in the Department of Modern Languages to discuss application procedures.
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Before applying to this program, students must meet with Dr.Sadatoshi Tomizawa in the Department of Modern Languages to discuss application procedures.
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Before applying to this program, students must meet with Dr.Sadatoshi Tomizawa in the Department of Modern Languages to discuss application procedures.

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
3
Class Status:
Sophomore
Language of Instruction:
Japanese Language Courses Offered: Japanese
Prior Language Study Required:
4 semesters completed
Academic Subject:
Japanese
Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
BSU Exchange with Sapporo University
 
 
What is the program about? 
Sapporo University is a private university, founded in 1967 as a liberal arts university.  Currently it has five departments at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels: Economics, Business, Law, Culture, and Foreign Languages. It is a home for over 4,000 students including more than 200 foreign students from nine countries: America, Australia, Canada, China, England, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Students at Sapporo University can learn in an internationalized atmosphere.

Collaboration is a life skill required for global citizenship in the 21st century, and for this goal the faculty and the students work together under the slogan of “Today Studies.”
 
 
Where does the program take place?
Sapporo, Japan
Sapporo is the fourth-largest city in Japan by population, and the largest city on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. The city has many historic buildings, and it hosts several festivals around the year, such as the Sapporo Snow Festival. A wide variety of museums can also be found, including two art museums and the Sapporo Beer Museum. Sports, such as baseball, soccer, traditional martial arts, and skiing, also play a large part in the city. Sapporo has several forms of public transport available.

Sapporo has a humid continental climate with a wide range of temperature between the summer and winter. Summers are generally warm but not humid, and winters quite cold and snowy. With an average snowfall of 630 cm (248 inches), it is one of the few metropolises in the world with such heavy snowfall, enabling it to hold events and festivals with snow statues and objects.
 
 
When does this program take place?
Summer: Early May to late July.
Fall: Mid-September to Late December
Academic Year: May to December
 
 
What is the program content? 
In general the courses available for the exchange students are Japanese language and culture courses.  The exception to this is an International Communication course, which is for both exchange students and Sapporo University students. Hand-on culture sessions such as Tea Ceremony, Japanese musical instruments, and Kimono wearing are offered.
 
 
What is the student accommodation?
Housing will be arranged in furnished apartments. The International Center of Sapporo University will assist students in finding suitable accommodation.
 
 
What is included?
All students attending Sapporo University pay Ball State tuition and student fees. Tuition and fee rates are based on residency.
Round-trip airfare, accommodation, meals and living expenses are paid out of pocket by the student but can be factored into the cost of attendance sheet for financial aid purposes. Other costs include US passport and immigration documentation.
 
 
Is financial assistance available?
Students can apply for a Yuhas or Rinker scholarship from the Rinker Center for International Programs. Scholarship applications can be downloaded here or from our website and submitted to RCIP.
 
In addition, students should consult with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office to determine available aid for this program.
 
 
Number of placements available?
Unlimited
 
 
Is a visa required?
U.S. and non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least six months after your return date. If you must apply for or renew a passport, APPLY EARLY, since a minimum of four to six weeks is usually required for processing. During peak travel seasons, more processing time is required. Passport forms are available at many federal and state courts, probate courts, some county/municipal offices and some post offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web.
 
A visa is official permission granted by the authorities of a country where you will study or travel that allows you to enter and remain in that country for a specific purpose. The visa itself is frequently a stamp in your passport, not a separate document. You will need a passport before applying for a visa and the passport plus visa process may take several months, so start early. It is your responsibility to inquire about visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad; this includes countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program.
 
If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. If you are a BSU international student, also visit the Rinker Center to obtain a signature on visa documents to permit re-entry to the United States.
 
 
How do I apply?
Step 1-- Arrange to meet the exchange coordinator, Dr. Tomizawa (see below)

Step 2 – Click "Apply Now"

Step 3-- In conjunction with Dr. Tomizawa, complete the program-specific applicaiton for Sapporo University


Who can I contact for more information? 
Students who would like to apply to this program should first contact the program's Ball State Exchange Coordinator:

Dr. Sadatoshi Tomizawa, Professor of Japanese
Email: stomizawa@bsu.edu