Complete pre-application advising.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the application:
|Education Abroad Center Location||Univ of Minnesota, Twin Cities|
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See Program Dates for term options|
|Program Name||Bilateral Exchange in Tokyo|
|Track Name||Sophia University|
Upon submitting the online application, you will be assigned an application checklist that includes:
- Application Essay
- 1-page résumé
- 2 Academic Recommendations (Original recommendation form and letter with hand written signature is required. If you have previously studied Japanese, at least one recommendation should be from one of your college-level Japanese instructors.)
- Japan Exchange University Preference List (Submit this document if you are willing to be placed at another Japanese university if you aren't selected for placement at Sophia; list up to four alternates. View the at-a-glance comparison page for information on other options.)
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.
Application Review Process
Exchange programs can be competitive, especially at Sophia. We are typically not able to place all students who apply. After the application deadline, a Learning Abroad Center selection committee will review applications and make endorsements. If an applicant is not selected for his/her fist choice Japanese university, we will place students at second and third choice schools. Having flexibility is recommended, as well as having investigated other options abroad.
If nominated, you will also be assigned a confirmation checklist, which you will complete to confirm your participation in the program.
If at any point you decide not to continue with the application process, log into the Education Abroad application system and submit a cancellation request.