The University of Minnesota offers 5 exchange study options in Japan. Each offers a unique study experience from large metropolitan cities to suburban university towns. Compare each city and university below to find the best program for you. You can link to the individual program pages by clicking on the name of the university.

  Hiroshima University Nagoya University Sophia University Ritsumeikan University Hitotsubashi University
Location

Higashi-Hiroshima

Nagoya

Tokyo

Kyoto,
Osaka, Shiga Prefecture

Tokyo

Population 195,000 2.3 million 9.3 million 2.7 million 9.3 million
Academic offerings

Japanese language & culture (beginning - advanced)

Japanese culture & society

Global studies

 

Japanese language
(beginning - advanced; standard or intensive option)

Japanese culture

Agricultural science 

Chemistry

Economics

Education

Engineering

Environmental studies

Information science

International development

Law

Research opportunities

Japanese language
(beginning - advanced; standard or intensive option)

Anthropology

Art history

Biology

Chemistry 

Computer studies

English

Environmental studies

Geography 

History

International business and economics

Mathematics 

Political science 

Physics 

Religion/Philosophy 

Sociology

Intensive Japanese language
(beginning - advanced)

Japanese culture, society & economy

Peace studies

Sociology

Environmental studies

International business

Public policy

Traditional Japanese arts

Japanese language
(beginning - advanced)

World & Japanese Affairs

Business

Economics

Law

International relations

Sociology

Housing Options Dormitory with Japanese and international students Dormitory with Japanese and international students or an exclusively international student dormitory Off-campus dormitories and apartments, some with Japanese and other international students. 45-90 minute commute to campus. Dormitories with other international students Dormitory with Japanese and international students
Student Population 15,400 16,400 15,000 36,000 6,300