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Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan
Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Restrictions: BSU applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** 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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Language of Instruction:
Japanese Program Type: Exchange
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Prior Language Study Required:
4 semesters completed
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Language Courses Offered: Japanese
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Academic Subject:
Education, Japanese
Program Description:
Program Description:
BSU Exchange with Tokyo Gakugei University
What is the program about? 
Tokyo Gakugei University (TGU) is a national university founded in 1949 as a teacher-training university. TGU is a home for over 5,000 students including more than 200 international students from approximately 30 countries/regions. 
While exchange students from more than 50 TGU partner universities in approximately 20 countries/regions are able to take undergraduate and master’s degree (if they meet requirements) courses, the following courses are most suitable for international students: Japanese Language Courses, Understanding Japan Courses, and Multicultural Co-learning Studies Courses.
Where does the program take place?
Koganei campus of TGU (Koganei-shi, Tokyo, Japan)
Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the largest metropolitan area in the world. Because of this, there are many forms of culture and entertainment available, as well as access to transportation to many of the other points of interest in the surrounding area. Tokyo, as the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, is Japan's largest domestic and international hub for rail, ground, and air transportation.
Geographically, Koganei lies approximately at the center of Tokyo, and is located about 20 kilometers west of Shinjuku, where Tokyo Metropolitan Government has its headquarters. It is flanked on the north and the south by two large parks. To the north is Koganei Park, which includes the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, a branch of the Edo-Tokyo Museum located in Ryōgoku, Tokyo. To the south is Nogawa Park and Tama Cemetery, two of the largest green areas in Tokyo.
The former city of Tokyo and the majority of mainland Tokyo lie in the humid subtropical climate zone with hot humid summers and generally mild winters with cool spells. The region, like much of Japan, experiences a one-month seasonal lag, with the warmest month being August and the coolest month being January.
When does this program take place?
Fall: Early October – Mid February
Spring: Early April – Early August
Academic Year: Early October – Early August
What is the program content?
Students can take any courses including undergraduate and graduate program courses. Depending on their Japanese language proficiency, students can focus on taking Japanese language courses only.
Enrollment from either Spring Semester or Autumn Semester is accepted. Duration should be one semester or two semesters.
* Japanese language requirement: JLPT N4 / CEFR A2 or more is desirable.
What is the student accommodation?
All exchange students are offered to stay in the Hitotsubashi University International Student Dormitory in Kodaira where Japanese and international students of 4 universities are living together; Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and The University of Electro-Communications. This Hitotsubashi Dormitory is around 30 minutes’ walk or 10 minutes by bike from TGU’s Koganei campus.
What is included?
All students attending Tokyo Gakugei 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?
What are the eligibility requirements?
Any major
Full-time student status
4 semesters of Japanese language study
GPA of 3.0 or above
Students must be at least sophomore status
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. See visas for more information.
How do I apply?
Pre-step: Please see Dr. Sadatoshi Tomizawa at the Dept. of Modern languages and Classics.
Step 1 – Click on “Apply Now”
Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU
Application deadline:                        
April 1
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

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