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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 02/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Cost: Unavailable Except By Petition Area of Study: Anthropology & Sociology, History, International Studies, Language Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies
Language of Instruction: Japanese Type of Program: Academic Study
Minimum GPA: 2.7 Housing Type: Homestay, Residence Hall
Program Description:
Once a small fishing village, Tokyo is now a major international capital of culture, economy and politics. With a population of 12 million, the contrast of Tokyo's history and modernity can be seen throughout the city and its wards in the fast-paced approach to urban life juxtaposed against its architecture, traditions, and landscape, all of which make it an ideal location for study abroad. Because of the suburban location of the School in Japan--in the Mitaka neighborhood, 30 minutes west of Tokyo--Middlebury students benefit from the advantages and opportunities of Tokyo while living and studying in a campus-like environment.

 Middlebury's host institution, International Christian University (ICU), a non-denominational university founded in 1953, and with an enrollment of 2,900 students, boasts a national reputation for superior language instruction. It was the first liberal arts college in Japan and its academic offerings include Japanese language and literature, history, art history, psychology, linguistics, and international studies, among others. On-campus housing with Japanese roommates provides a personal view of Japanese culture and allows students to meet their Japanese peers through all student-run extracurricular activities and clubs.