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Program Description:

**Cornell University students can only study at Waseda for the Full Academic Year OR only the Spring Semester.**

Features of the SILS One-Year Program


What is the One-Year Study Abroad Program at SILS?


  • SILS offers a One-Year Study Abroad Program to international students. In this program, the participants from around the world will take courses with regular (4 year) SILS students.

  • SILS offers courses on a wide range of topics including Asian culture, history, society, politics, economy, geography, arts, and literature.

  • Since the majority of the SILS courses are taught in English, our doors are open to those without advanced Japanese language training.

  • At the same time, One-Year Program students are required to take Japanese language courses, which will aid them in acquiring Japanese to make their experience in Japan more fulfilling.

  • One-Year Program students can also take “Other Foreign Language courses” offered by SILS and Open courses as an option in addition to the requirements.

  • For details, please refer to the below items.


Language of Instruction


  • Japanese language courses: Japanese.

  • SILS lecture courses: English.

  • Open courses offered by Open Education Center: Almost all of them are conducted in Japanese.

  • Open courses offered by other schools: Most of them are conducted in Japanese but some of them are in English.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.