Opportunities abound in the Land of the Rising Sun. Whether you are studying on one of Japan’s four major islands (Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, or Shikoku), or exploring one of the other countless islands comprising the archipelago, you will find a study abroad experience as unique as Japan’s aggregation of traditional and modern (falling somewhere between the busy Tokyo streets and the nearby zen gardens).
Japan is a prosperous nation – the third largest economy in the world – but is much more than advanced technology or fancy electronics. From the postcard-perfect sights of Mt. Fuji to your first cup of sake to the dizzying speeds of the bullet train, Japan is a student’s dream destination!
With almost 800 universities, Japan has plenty of opportunities for international students looking for high-quality global education. Although it’s just the tip of the iceberg, below are some of Japan’s most popular study abroad destinations:
As home to over a quarter of Japan’s population, Tokyo can be best described as “crowded,” – crowded with people, opportunities, adventures! Asia’s trendiest call Tokyo home. At the same time, when exploring this city, you will discover that some of its neighborhoods feel less urban and more like country-life plucked straight from rural areas and placed smack dab in the city. It is these contrasts that make Tokyo an ever-changing and exciting city. Tokyo has been named the most expensive city in the world and is the financial backbone of not only Japan, but all of Asia. Tokyo has graced the world stage as one of the most modern cities in the world, and is a “must-visit” for every study abroad student in Japan!
Steeped in history, Kyoto is home to innumerable shrines, museums, palaces, and temples (and 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites!). Some of Japan’s oldest traditions, such as the tea ceremony, flower arranging, and geisha schooling originated in this city.
Located in the Kansai region of Japan, Kyoto is dedicated to preserving Japan’s oldest traditions, yet it is also an energetic, contemporary city. Modern conveniences are readily available, making Kyoto a perfect destination for study abroad students looking to explore Japan’s past without sacrificing the familiar comforts of home.
While certainly the most popular, Tokyo and Kyoto aren’t the only cities in which to study abroad in Japan. Read our article about the
Language-intensive courses are at the heart of study for many overseas students, and understandably so! Living in Japan will give you many chances to put those language skills to use—practice your Japanese with the locals and engage them in conversation, even if it just over the price of soba noodles versus udon!
Japan’s strong education system has significantly impacted the country’s transformation over the last century into the economic powerhouse it is today. Acquiring Japanese language skills will open up many opportunities for internship and career opportunities, as fluency in English and Japanese is a desired skill for many multinational companies that operate in Japan.
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