CIEE Japan

CIEE Japan — Academics

Program Structure

CIEE is an affiliated program.  You receive resident credit for the courses you take.  Your grades factor into your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript with an A/F grade.  Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies for more information.


Students on the semester and year programs take a required Japanese language class and 2 to 3 elective courses in a wide range of subject areas including business, economics sociology, linguistics and philosphy. Summer session students enroll in two courses, and may select from language or area studies courses.

Note that fall semester is not recommended for U of M students because Sophia University's fall semester ends after the U of M's spring semester begins. Sophia University instructors do not allow US students to take final exams early.

Arts & Sciences


Finding Course Information

Learn about country-specific academic terminology and how to find host university course information.