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Tokyo, the economic, technical, and political hub of Japan, is one of the world’s most vibrant and fascinating capitals – a delight for fashionistas and gastronomes. Further your studies in the arts and sciences, and get to know Tokyo’s fascinatin... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.2
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I learned the different customs within cultures that differ from America. In addition, I improved my Japanese and accepted the nerve-wracking feelings one can get from not being able to communicate in a foreign language. - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
August 31, 2019 Great Time!
Learnt how to read Japanese words - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to be more independent, and also more about myself. It was definitely worthwhile! I learned about how I feel more comfortable in large cities, and how I don't need many friends, just a few I really click with. I think I might've noticed this before the program, but the program really solidify this information so th... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Tokyo - Arts and Sciences
In my program, I was surrounded by American students from all around the states. This reminded me that there are people who have drastically different ways of life than me--people who don't necessarily value the same things that I and my peers at Brandeis do. It was disappointing, and eye opening, to hear the harmful things comi... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Tokyo - Arts and Sciences
I have expressed many positive thoughts about studying abroad. As of this review, I have graduated from my home university and decided to enroll in one more semester abroad outside of my home university and host program. Therefore, yes, my experience studying abroad is more than worthwhile--it is a memory I will carry with me ... - Becker College View Entire Review
I gained a better understand of Japanese culture and language, through cultural activities, bonding with my host family, and exploring the country. It was definitely a worthwhile experience. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My Japanese language skills improved considerably through Japanese class and living with a host family. I'm also glad that I met students from other American colleges who were not in the CIEE program, foreign students who were Sophia students, and Japanese Sophia students. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
September 05, 2016 Japan With Ciee
Definitely worthwhile. Learned so much about Japanese culture and politics. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It is definitely worthwhile. Living and studying in a foreign speaking country for couple of month is really challenging, but you can learn a lot from those days, like the culture, the food and etc. You will have new friends and it is really to step out of your comfortable zone and to see the different part of the world. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned more about another culture and a whole new life style. I made a lot of new friends from all over the world (some were native Japanese, some were Americans and some were international students). I got to try new and delicious foods and travel all over Japan. Most importantly, I became more independent and learned that ... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Tokyo - Arts and Sciences
I learned how to appreciate a totally different culture and how to integrate with the local people. It was totally worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Japan With Ciee
I learned about a new culture and new language. it was an amazing experience and I am so glad I got the opportunity to study abroad in Japan. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Tokyo - Arts and Sciences
Past Review Tokyo Saikou!
Language skills, a stronger sense of independence, and that trains are the best thing in the world. I believe it was very worthwhile. I got to experience many things, such as concerts and conventions, that I would not have otherwise been able to experience. - Austin College View Entire Review
September 05, 2019 Adventures In Tokyo
I learned a lot about myself and about life and culture in a foreign place. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
August 31, 2019 Great Experience!
Learnt a lot about Japanese local culture! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was so worthwhile. I got a very different perspective, not just on America, and living abroad, and the work culture at my home school, but also on myself and what is important to me. As much as Japanese culture excepts conformity, Tokyo as a city somehow forces you to be yourself by finding the pieces of it that make you ha... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to be more independent. Also, it allowed me to experience how it feels to live in a busy city. Therefore, I would say my experience abroad was worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
September 19, 2017 Tokyo Arts & Sciences
I've never been outside of the US before and I honestly believe that there wasn't a better place for me to visit. Japan is a beautiful country with kind people. CIEE supported my transition into my host country seamlessly and assisted me along the way. They gave me autonomy to explore but provided services as needed. Our field t... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My Japanese has improved a lot, which results from a good speaking environment and experienced professor. The experience helped me to form a new impression on Japan - Brandeis University View Entire Review
September 18, 2016 Ciee In Tokyo
I learned some Japanese and gained experience with being in a totally foreign environment. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Tokyo - Arts and Sciences
August 23, 2016 Tokyo
Most of my classes are very interesting and I improved my Japanese. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I improved my language and made some valuable connections there. Academically though it was not particularly satisfying. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to make time for the things I really wanted to do in Japan and in Tokyo. I was there to study, but I didn't want that to take about from exploring the country. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Tokyo - Arts and Sciences
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned that I loved exploring Japan and will definitely return. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned about a culture that is completely different from my own and it was eye-opening. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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Tokyo, the economic, technical, and political hub of Japan, is one of the world’s most vibrant and fascinating capitals – a delight for fashionistas and gastronomes. Further your studies in the arts and sciences, and get to know Tokyo’s fascinating culture by taking Japanese language courses, living with a local family or with Japanese and other international students, and taking part in lively extracurricular activities and clubs. A semester or year in Tokyo is sure to be a challenging, enriching international experience.

Study abroad in Tokyo and you’ll:
- Study Japanese in language classes at all levels and choose from a wide range of other courses taught in English with both Japanese and international students
- Live with a Japanese family or in a dorm with young professionals, and Japanese and international students
- Participate in contemporary and traditional cultural activities, including regional site visits, historical tours, hands-on workshops, and a weekend excursion to Hiroshima or Kyoto

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Japanese
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Japanese Language, Literature
  • Asian Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.75
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