Temple University, Japan Campus Study Abroad Programs
The Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), study abroad program offers U.S. undergraduates the opportunity to study in Tokyo for a semester or full academic year.. You may choose from a broad range of courses, including several focusing on Asia, and will study alongside bilingual Japanese students, who comprise about 40 percent of the student body, and with TUJ's international students from over 60 countries around the world.
A wide range of courses are available; here they are categorized into five broader areas of study:
- 3-D Design
- Computer Imaging
- Digital Photography
- Asian Studies
Many Asian Studies courses are cross-listed with other disciplines such as:
- American Studies
- Art History
- Political Science
Once accepted, we provide you with detailed pre-departure materials designed to guide you in preparing yourself for your time in Japan. Pre-departure materials include:
Course registration materials
Passport information and visa application instructions
Travel and arrival information
Health and safety information
Billing document, containing confirmed tuition and program fees, and payment policies
Our staff hosts an orientation at Temple's Main Campus in Philadelphia during the semester prior to your departure. An on-site orientation is conducted in Tokyo during the first several days of the program.
Housing options include:
Program-arranged dorms and apartments
Program-arranged homestays available for selected students, with priority given to those with prior study of the Japanese language
For information about housing options, visit the Temple Japan Housing page.
Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses
200 Tuttleman Learning Center
1809 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Temple Course Numbering System
All courses have full four-digit numbers. The first digit of a course identifies its level.
Courses numbered 0700 - 0999 are reserved for preparatory courses, General Education courses and Honors General Education courses.
Courses numbered 1000 - 1999 are appropriate for undergraduate students in their first year of study.
Courses numbered 2000 - 5999 are considered "upper level" for undergraduates.
Courses numbered 2000 - 2999 are appropriate for undergraduate students in their second year of study.
Courses numbered 3000 - 3999 are appropriate for undergraduate students in their third year of study.
Courses numbered 4000 - 4999 are appropriate for undergraduate students in their fourth year of study.
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 Temple University, Japan Campus 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 Temple University, Japan Campus will transfer as follows:
Temple University, Japan Campus
|Credit at Chapman University
Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12-18 Chapman credits.
Temple University, Japan Campus
|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.