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1.Study Abroad Programs

1-1. Outlines of Study Abroad Programs

1-2. Details of Each Programs

① Exchange Program
② Independent Study Abroad Program
③ Semester Abroad Language Program
④ Language Seminar
⑤ Internship and Volunteer Abroad
⑥ United Nations Volunteers・The Washington Center
⑦ Diversity Voyage
⑧ "NIHONGO Partners" Program

1-3. Toyo University’s Own Scholarships

1-4. Credit Recognition

1-5. Credit Transfer when students use a leave of absence from Toyo University to study at overseas universities


1-1. Outlines of Study Abroad Programs

To allow students to study abroad without taking a leave of absence, Center for Global Education and Exchange offers the following programs:
Exchange Program, Independent Study Abroad Program, Semester Abroad Language Program, Language Seminar, Internship and Volunteer Abroad, United Nations Volunteers and Diversity Voyage.The outline of each program is as follows.

 

 

Program


Exchange Program


Independent Study Abroad Program


Semester Abroad Language Program


Language Seminar


Internship and Volunteer Abroad


United Nations Volunteers

/The Washington Center


Diversity Voyage

 ⑧
"NIHONGO Partners" Programs

Type

Undergraduate Study Abroad (*1)

Language Study Abroad (*2)

-

-

-

 -

Period

One semester or
one academic year (*3)

3 to 6 months

3 to 4 weeks

2 to 4 weeks

3 to 5 months

About 10 days

6 months to 11 months

Departure

1st group: February to March

2nd group: August to September

Depending on the host institution

Spring semester: February to May

Fall semester: August to September

Summer and spring breaks

August to September

Summer and spring breaks

 May to September

Language requirements

N/A

N/A

 N/A

Credit recognition

Program ①②⑥ (*4)
Program ③④⑤⑦ See here

  (*5)

Scholarships for each programs (Benefit-type)

Available

N/A

Scholarship for Study Abroad Program (Benefit-type)

Type Global leader
Type Top University

Type Active

Type Challenge

Type Active

N/A

* Students who wish to request the credit transfer must consult the Administration Office in advance.

(*1) Undergraduate study abroad
Study abroad program with the aim that students will take courses as part of the regular curriculum at a host institution and earn credits for the courses.

(*2) Language study abroad
Study abroad program with the aim that students will intensively study a foreign language at a language school operated by partner institutions.

(*3) One year
Since the academic calendar varies on the host institution, “one year” means that the total period of study abroad is one year.

(*4) For the details, please contact the Administration Office.

(*5) Please contact the Administration Office


1-2. Details of Each Programs

 Exchange Program
Exchange Program allows students to study for one semester or one academic year at one of our partner universities or a member of global student exchange consortium (ISEP, UMAP, etc.).
This program aims to allow students to take and complete subjects in the regular curriculum at the host university.
Students can study abroad without taking a leave of absence from Toyo University.
In principle, they are exempt from paying tuition at their host institution and can receive scholarships according to the period of study abroad.

 Independent Study Abroad Program
Independent Study Abroad Program allows students to study for one semester or one academic year at an overseas degree-granting university.
This program aims to allow students to take and complete subjects in the regular curriculum at the host university.
The relevant university may be located in any country or region.
Students can study abroad without taking a leave of absence from Toyo University.
Although they are required to pay tuition at their host university, they can receive scholarships according to the period of study abroad.
In principle, students are required to carry out application and admission procedures by themselves. It is therefore essential to collect adequate information and make a detailed plan before departure.

 Semester Abroad Language Program
Semester Abroad Language Program allows students to study a foreign language at a language school operated by our partner institutions for three to six months.
This program aims to enable students to improve their foreign language skills and offers them an opportunity to experience a different culture.
Although they are required to pay tuition at their host institution, they can receive scholarships if they meet the requirement.
They can also study abroad without taking a leave of absence from Toyo University.

 Language Seminars
Language Seminars enable students to study a foreign language abroad during summer or spring breaks.
Language Seminars aim to provide an opportunity for students to improve their language skills and understanding of another culture through language training, student exchange events, homestay, and other various activities.

 Internship and Volunteer Abroad
Internship and Volunteer Abroad will be offered to help students develop basic skills necessary to work actively on a global stage, including English skills, understanding of different cultures, and business manners.
Each program is conducted for two to four weeks during the summer and spring breaks.
These programs provide students with opportunities not only to improve their English skills but also to learn first-hand about the economic situation, cultures and customs of other countries through the social experience of “working.” Overseas internship and volunteer experiences will benefit students in their future endeavors in studies and career development.


 United Nations Volunteers (UNV)・The Washington Center (TWC)

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program is a long-term internship program in which participants work at UN offices or government institutions in developing countries for approximately five months as youth volunteers under the coordination of UNV. The program offers the participants an opportunity to develop a high level of career consciousness and leadership by being involved in public relations, fieldwork, or other activities together with local UN staff members.

The Washington Center (TWC)
This program aims to enable students to acquire a cosmopolitan way of thinking through a 15-week working experience at public organizations, NPOs and companies around U.S. capital Washington D.C., as well as evening courses, in order to develop into future global leaders.

 Diversity Voyage
The Diversity Voyage Program is a short-term overseas training program organized by Global Incubation x Fostering Talents (GiFT) during the summer and spring breaks.
Through the program, students can not only improve their language skills, but also develop the ability to adapt to diversity by engaging in co-creation activities and collaborative work while communicating in a foreign language with local students abroad.

"NIHONGO Partners" Programs
This is a program whereby participants serve as partners of Japanese language teachers and students at junior and senior high schools in Asian countries for about half a year to one year, assisting teachers in teaching classes and introducing Japanese culture.

● For more information on each program, please visit the website below.
Center for Global Education and Exchange "Study Abroad"
https://www.toyo.ac.jp/international-exchange/ies (in Japanese)


1-3. Toyo University’s Own Scholarships

Toyo University offers its own scholarships to support students seeking study, volunteer or internship opportunities abroad.

  1. Study Abroad Scholarships for Exchange Program, Independent Study Abroad Program and Semester Abroad Language Program (Benefit-type / Application not required)

  2. Scholarship for Study Abroad Program (Benefit-type / Application required)

    * For details, check with the Center for Global Education and Exchange website


1-4. Credit Recognition

■ For students who entered the university in AY2018 or after

 

Programs


Language Seminar;
Semester Abroad Language Program;
Short-term overseas program by other faculties*

Diversity Voyage;
Internship(s) and Volunteer Abroad;
Short-term overseas program by other faculties

Overview

Accredited course

Medium-term Study Abroad Program

Short-term Study Abroad Program

Transferable credits

Two credits

One credit

Grades

A grades of S, A, B, C, D, E, or “*” will be given based on a transcript issued by an overseas organization to which the student has attended.

A report written in a format prescribed by the Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation and Design;

A grades of S, A, B, C, D, E, or “*” will be given based on an interview with a faculty member in charge.

Application method

Items to Submit

(1) Application form for Credit Transfer 

(2) Transcript issued by an overseas organization to which the student has attended.

(1) Application form for Credit Transfer

(2) Activity Report for Short-term Exchange

Submission period

In principle, students must submit above items prior to the course registration period for the following semester after returning from overseas.

■ Program during summer break: Prior to the course registration period for the fall semester of the academic year.
■ Program during spring break: Prior to the course registration period for the spring semester of the following academic year.

Submit to

Submit a Google form from a predefined website.

Application and credit transfer process

(1) Submission of prescribed application documents

(2) Registration of a “Medium-term Study Abroad Program“ course during a designated course registration period

(3) Confirmation of credit transfer results on a grade report after the grade announcement

(1) Submission of prescribed application documents

(2) Registration of a “Short-term Study Abroad Program“ course during a designated course registration period

(3) An interview with a faculty member in charge

(4) Confirmation of credit transfer results on a grade report after the grade announcement

* Regarding the Short-term overseas training program by other faculties, you will be notified which accredited course will be applied after screening your application.


1-5. Credit Transfer when students use a leave of absence from Toyo University to study at overseas universities