Japan Study

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GLCA/ACM大学

Why Choose the GLCA/ACM Program?

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Office Support

The Japan Study Director, Program Associate, and Program Coordinator work from the main office at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. The current Resident Director and Program Associate have offices at Waseda’s Center for International Education. Japan Study provides assistance to students and their parents before, during, and after the study-abroad experience. Japan Study also provides technical support regarding the visa and I-20 applications. Our U.S. office also acts as a liaison between the Waseda student and the host college.

Orientation Programs

The Tokyo orientation is lead by our Program Associate at Waseda, Michiyo Nagayama. Over the period of several weeks, students will have the opportunity to work together to prepare for studying and living overseas. A broad range of issues are discussed, such as visas and insurance, as well as the higher education system in the U.S. and the basic course structure at a liberal arts college. On their U.S. campus, Waseda students attend orientation sessions with other international students followed by sessions for all new students to the college.

Liberal Arts Education

Liberal arts colleges in the U.S. enroll high caliber students. Upon graduation, many enter the nation’s best graduate, business, law, and other professional schools. Liberal arts colleges have competitive entrance requirements and rigorous academic standards. Through the Japan Study program, selected Waseda students are guaranteed placement into one of the GLCA/ACM colleges.

Classes at a Liberal Arts College

Liberal arts colleges are known for their small numbers, usually between 800-3000 students, compared to public schools that where enrollment sometimes reaches 50,000. Former participants have commented on the importance of small class sizes (5 - 15 students) in helping them improve their English skills. Communication with the professor is an important part of a liberal arts education. Professors know their students by name and encourage small group discussion.

College Life in the U.S.

Students live in campus dormitories with American and other international students. This is the best environment for international students to learn about American culture and make new friends. There are many opportunities to become involved on campus through internships, community service, and travel. Former students have worked as teaching assistants for Japanese language departments, and others have volunteered at community organizations.

Alumni Network

Your study abroad experience will prepare you to take part in the international community. Career services offices and alumni networks are helpful in making connections that last a lifetime. In the future, these connections will be a valuable asset as you begin your own career. When students return to Waseda after their time abroad, they may continue to participate in Japan Study events on Waseda campus.


 
留学にて異文化交流を然豊かな環境で楽しみ、勉強に励みたい方はぜひ中西部での留学を検討されては如何でしょうか?
— 三島雅雄, Beloit College
 

GLCA/ACM Colleges

Albion College

Location: Albion, Michigan
Enrollment: 1,393 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 2
TOEFL Minimum: 550 Paper / 79 IBT

Beloit College

Location: Beloit, Wisconsin
Enrollment: 1,324 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 4
TOEFL Minimum: 550 Paper / 80 IBT

Carleton College

Location: Northfield, Minnesota
Enrollment: 2,078 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 1
TOEFL Minimum: 600 Paper / 100 IBT

Colorado College

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Enrollment: 2,026 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 1
TOEFL Minimum: 600 Paper / 100 IBT / 

Cornell College

Location: Mt. Vernon, Iowa
Enrollment: 1,030 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 1
TOEFL Minimum: 550 Paper / 79 IBT

Denison University

Location: Granville, Ohio
Enrollment: 2,300 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 3
TOEFL Minimum: 550 Paper / 80 IBT

Depauw University

Location: Greencastle, Indiana
Enrollment: 2,158 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 5
TOEFL Minimum: 563 Paper / 83 IBT

Earlham College

Location: Richmond, Indiana
Enrollment: 1,060 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 5
TOEFL Minimum: 550 Paper / 80 minimum / 92 preferred IBT

Grinnell College

Location: Grinnell, Iowa
Enrollment: 1,600 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 1
TOEFL Minimum: 600 Paper / 100 IBT

Kalamazoo College

Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Enrollment: 1,467 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 1-2
TOEFL Minimum: 550 Paper / 84 IBT

Kenyon College

Location: Gambier Ohio
Enrollment: 1,676 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 1
TOEFL Minimum: 600 Paper / 100 IBT

Knox College

Location: Galesburg, Illinois
Enrollment: 1,400 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 10
TOEFL Minimum: 550 Paper / 80 IBT

Monmouth College

Location: Monmouth, Illinois
Enrollment: 1,000 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 5
TOEFL Minimum: 550 Paper / 79 IBT

Oberlin College

Location: Oberlin, Ohio
Enrollment: 2,827 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 2
TOEFL Minimum: 600 Paper / 100 IBT

Ohio Wesleyan University

Location: Delaware, Ohio
Enrollment: 1,558 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 5
TOEFL Minimum: 550 Paper / 80 IBT

Ripon College

Location: Ripon, Wisconsin
Enrollment: 756 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 5
TOEFL Minimum: 550 Paper / 79 IBT

St. olaf college

Location: Northfield, Minnesota
Enrollment: 3,035 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 1
TOEFL Minimum: 577 Paper / 90 IBT

wabash college

Location: Crawford, Indiana
Enrollment: 864 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 2
TOEFL Minimum: 550 Paper / 80 IBT

The College of Wooster

Location: Wooster, Ohio
Enrollment: 2,000 students
Number of Waseda Placements: 2
TOEFL Minimum: 550 Paper / 80 IBT