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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Outgoing Exchange, Semester / Year Abroad What Financial Aid Applies?: All Current Aid, GI Bill
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Language Study Requirement: Yes
Internship: No Housing: Residence Hall
Prereq. Language Study: 4 semesters college-level Japanese or equivalent Business Classes: Lower Division
Recommended for Chapman Majors: Art, Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Economics, Environmental Science & Policy, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Peace Studies, Political Science, Sociology Recommended for Chapman Minors: Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, Nutrition
Program Description:
Live like a local.
Ritsumeikan University

Study in Kyoto Program in English, ISEP Exchange

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Important note about application deadlines

Applications for this program are accepted once per year, during the fall semester. If you are applying to study abroad for the Fall semester, you will apply during the preceding fall semester. If you wish to attend this university in the spring, you must apply during the fall semester 1.5 years in advance.

Academic Information

Chapman University maintains a record of the courses that previous study abroad students have taken, and the equivalent Chapman credit that was granted for each course. To view the course equivalencies for this program, click “Sample Pre-Approved Courses” at the top of each program brochure page. Please note that Sample Pre-Approved Courses are courses that have been previously requested by a Chapman student for credit. It is not a comprehensive list of all courses available at the institution. You may view the entire course catalog for this program by accessing the ISEP Exchange - Ritsumeikan University website. Students are encouraged to request additional or revised equivalencies during the pre-departure process, which will be evaluated by the appropriate academic units on campus.
Credit and Grading Transfer

Credits from Ritsumeikan University will transfer as follows:

Credit at Ritsumeikan University Credit at Chapman University
2 credits 2 credits
4 credits 4 credits

Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12-18 Chapman credits.
Grade at Ritsumeikan University Grade at Chapman University

All courses must be taken for a letter grade. Classes taken as ‘Pass/Fail’ will not be accepted, with the exception of internships. Internships must be approved by the Center for Global Education.