The Japanese academic calendar begins in March and runs through December. Some Japanese universities have adjusted their international programs to correlate with the U.S. academic calendar; in other cases, your study abroad program will require you to leave in March and return in December (so you’re not overseas for two months—mid-January to late March—with nothing to do). Be sure to discuss this with a study abroad advisor and organize your travel schedule accordingly.
Students wishing to participate in an exchange program should begin planning early (two full semesters in advance of the semester you wish to study abroad) in order to secure an exchange spot.
Limited transfer credit is allowed for Japanese minors. Japanese minors planning to study abroad should be particularly diligent about getting a faculty advisor’s approval before registering for courses overseas.