University of Oregon

Senshu University Exchange

Program Overview

Senshu University offers an intensive Japanese language program during winter term (seven weeks), summer term (seven weeks), or fall term (12 weeks). This program provides an opportunity to rapidly improve your Japanese language skills and experience Japanese culture. In the summer and winter programs, you will take a Japanese language intensive class. Students usually earn 10 UO credits of Japanese in the winter program and 11 UO credits of Japanese in the summer program. In the fall program, you will earn 15 UO credits of Japanese, and you will also enroll in either a history and culture class or a business class, for approximately 4 UO credits. NOTE: for the winter program, you will be below UO full-time enrollment. Please speak with a GEO study abroad advisor for more information.

You will study at the Ikuta campus of Senshu University, which is in a suburb of Tokyo. The Ikuta campus is located approximately 25 minutes by express train from Shinjuku in central Tokyo, plus about a 15-minute walk.

Housing Description

You will live in the university dormitory, Kokusai Kenshu-kan, with other exchange students from China, Korea, New Zealand, Spain, and the U.S. The dormitory is modern, and each room will be shared by two students. A weekend homestay with a local Japanese family is also included in the program cost. On-campus facilities are available for recreation and sports activities. A full kitchen is available in the dormitory to cook your own meals. If you plan to eat out frequently, you should budget for additional food expenses beyond the figure provided in the program costs.

Application Process

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, transcripts, recommendations and completion of the interview process. After the initial application is complete, you will later fill out an application for the exchange university. 

Student Life

This is a student exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at one of the University of Oregon’s partner universities.  Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and do not necessarily include significant on-site student support services, such as academic advising, health & counselling services, planned excursions or social events.  Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

Additional Requirements

At least one year college-level Japanese (for the summer and winter programs); at least one term college-level Japanese (for the fall program).

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Quarter20172/1/2017Mid-SeptemberLate December
Winter Quarter20185/15/2017early Januaryearly March

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.