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Sapporo University, Japan
Sapporo, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall,
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Restrictions: BSU applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.
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Japanese Program Type: Exchange
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Prior Language Study Required:
4 semesters completed
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Minimum GPA:
3
Language Courses Offered: Japanese
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Academic Subject:
Japanese
Program Description:
Program Description:
BSU Exchange with Sapporo University


What is the program about? 
Sapporo University is a private university, founded in 1967.  Currently it has nine majors at the undergraduate levels: Economics, Business Administration, Law, English, Russian, Japanese Language and culture, History and Culture, Sports, Liberal Arts. It is a home for about 3,000 students including more than 100 foreign students from eight countries: America, Canada, Finland, Russia, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Students at Sapporo University can learn in an internationalized atmosphere.
 
The essence of Sapporo University’s founding spirit is “exuberant innovation,” through which students are encouraged to continually, actively and independently pursue challenges in both their academic and extracurricular activities.
 
 
Where does the program take place?
Sapporo, Japan
Sapporo is 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?
Spring: Early May to late July.
Fall: Mid-September – 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 scholarships through the Rinker Center for Global Affairs. Information about these scholarships as well as the online scholarship application can be found on the Study Abroad website here.
 
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
 
 
What are the eligibility requirements?
Any major
Full-time student status
GPA of 3.0 or above
4 semesters of Japanese language study
 
 
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 a sticker that is placed inside 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. See visas for more information.
 
 
How do I apply?
Step 1 – Arrange to meet the exchange coordinator, Dr. Tomizawa (see below)
Step 2 – Click "Apply Now" to complete the BSU application
Step 3 – In conjunction with Dr. Tomizawa, complete the program-specific application for Sapporo University
 
 
Application deadline:            
Spring: October 1
Summer and/or Fall: January 15
 
 
Who can I contact for more information?
Dr. Sadatoshi Tomizawa, Professor of Japanese
Department of Modern Languages and Classics
North Quad (NQ) 178
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Phone: (765) 285-1361
Email: stomizawa@bsu.edu

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