Arrangements for all study abroad opportunities are made through Notre Dame International. For more information about programs and procedures, see your undergraduate advisor.
Study in Japan
Students have opportunities to study abroad for either a semester or a year in Japan.
The program at the Catholic Nanzan University offers mandatory courses in intensive Japanese, as well as related courses in literature, religions, business, economics, history, art, and politics. The program is designed for sophomores who have taken a minimum of first-year, intensive Japanese (at the University of Notre Dame) or its equivalent.
The program at the Catholic Sophia University enables language majors to focus on their language courses while, at the same time, affording a wide-ranging selection of English-language course offerings in Asian studies, international business, economics, history, political science, art history, literature, religion, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology. Sophomores and juniors may participate.
Founded on the principle of academic excellence, Keio University is Japan’s oldest institution of higher education and one of its most prestigious. Keio University is located in Tokyo, Japan's capital city and the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 35 million people living in the urban area. Keio has a total of five campuses, of which Mita campus in central Tokyo is the home campus for visiting exchange students. Having been the first Japanese university to admit foreign students, Keio now has a thriving study abroad program that includes exchange programs with several American, Canadian, European, and Australian universities.