This exchange program was established in 2005 for the purpose of enriching the global understanding of the two nations through study abroad program. Starting with two students per two years, but today it is up to three students per year who are eligible for studying abroad at sister school: Aichi University. First student exchange was taken place in 2008 and we have 13 students so far who have participated in this program.
Applicants must be full time undergraduates at UT
Applicants must have completed JAPN 2150 or equivalent in UT Japanese Studies Program
Applicants are strongly encouraged to be minoring in Japanese at the time of the selection or appointment
The following courses can be transferred:
JAPN 3010: Conversation and Composition I
JAPN 3020: Conversation and Composition II
JAPN 4010: Syntax and Stylistics I
JAPN 4020 Syntax and Stylistics II
JAPN 3170: Business Japanese I
JAPN 3410: Survey of Japanese Culture I
JAPN 4980: Special Topics in Japanese
JAPN 4990: Investigation of Japanese Language
JAPN 4190: Study Abroad
- Cost of the entire program including room and board is approximately $6000 (US dollar) for one year.
- A selected student will be responsible for paying the tuition to the University of Toledo, based on the registered credit hours.
- Housing is optional; each student needs to fund their room and boarding by themselves. Aichi University dormitory is available at cost.
- Courses obtained at Aichi University can be transferable if the content matches with existing courses at The University of Toledo (must consult the program director listed below).
- Financial Support: Study Abroad grant (up to $1200 fund) and Undergraduate research funding (up to $3000) are available. Student must apply individually if wishing to obtain these grants.
- Students are eligible for working part-time at local businesses upon university’s approval
- Insurance: Selected student is required to purchase National Health Insurance ($150 a year) in Japan. Students need to be a full-time student at UT, registering up to 12-15 credit hours per semester
For more information contact the Director of the Japanese Studies Program, Joseph Hara, Ph.D.