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CIS Australia - Japanese Language and Cross Cultural Studies in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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English, Japanese
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Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
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Short-term Type:
Coursework, Cultural Experiences
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Short-term Duration:
4 weeks
Program Description:
Program Description:


CIS Australia - Japanese Language and Cross Cultural Studies in Tokyo

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Program dates: (Session 2 & 3) 29 June 2019 - 27 July 2019
CIS application deadline: 22 May 2019
Duration: Approx 4 weeks
Type: Non-exchange only

Program Description
Japan is a land of endless contrasts and extremes, combining a unique and exciting blend of both the modern and the ancient. Students will have the opportunity to explore a refreshing and stimulating side of the world, with something for everyone. Experience natural beauty, taste amazing food, see some wild style and live in what many consider to be the most incredible city in the world!

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Academic Information

Level: Undergraduate
Language:  English/Japanese
Relevant subject areas: Japanese, Cultural Studies
Credit points: 3 US Credits

Global Citizenship & Cross-Cultural Studies (taught in English)
OR Japanese: Beginner
OR Japanese: Intermediate
OR Japanese: Advanced

View all course information on the CIS website.
Applying for academic credit
This program is available on a non-exchange basis only. If you wish to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course you must have approval from your faculty prior to departure.
How to apply for academic credit.

Useful Information 

Local Overview
Set in the bustling city of Tokyo, the University’s hilltop campus is a welcome oasis and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The University sits just a short distance from the world-famous Tokyo neighbourhoods of Harajuku and Shibuya. The sights, smells, boutiques and food stalls in Shinjuku station, the world’s busiest train station, are only a short walk from the university. Tokyo is the world’s most populous greater metropolitan area, and one of the most influential cities in the global economy. Life in Tokyo is fast-paced, vibrant and steeped in culture. Students will find limitless activities to do and sites to see while living and studying in Japan’s capital.
Host institution
Though set in the middle of bustling Tokyo, this university in Gotanda feels like a sanctuary. The university is in the heart of it all, yet it offers a peaceful escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.

With an internationally-focused curriculum, international students are enthusiastically welcomed by bilingual Japanese students and professors. The local university students are globally-minded, warm, welcoming, and eager to learn from and share with international students. The program is designed so that interpersonal connections between Japanese and CISaustralia students can easily be made. CIS students have the opportunity to learn the language, history and culture first-hand in an incredible setting.

Participants on this program will stay in single, apartment-style rooms. Bedrooms are small, very traditional Japanese style hotel rooms (click to view images). Accommodation is limited, which puts a cap on the program – first in / best dressed! Students need to pay their deposit to secure their place on this highly sought after program. 

View full accommodation details on the CIS website.


Program fee: $6,499AUD
Program fee includes:Tuition fees, CISaustralia support, pre-departure guide and session, Transport card (1,500 Yen), airport pick-up (on specified program arrival date within designated arrival times), accommodation (single room accommodation in apartment-style hotel), welcome lunch, welcome dinner and final lunch party, extracurricular social and cultural activities & CISaustralia 24/7 on-site support 

Scholarships: Scholarships for this program are still being finalised. Check this page for updates in 2019.

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, visa, some meals, other travel expenses.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Tokyo.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

Student Experiences

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How to Apply

Planning early is the best way to ensure you will get the most out of your time abroad.

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (April/May) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.
If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at

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