UCLA Study Abroad

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  • Waseda University
    • Want to become a social innovator? A leader in global politics? Or a master of multicultural communication? Develop a global outlook, delve into the Japanese lifestyle, and hone your Japanese language skills at Waseda University.

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  • Engineering and Science
    • Conduct research at Tohoku University, known for developing innovations and hands-on learning. Guided by a faculty supervisor, work in a lab with international and Japanese students on the new Aobayama campus.

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  • Global Studies, Japan
    • Delve into the challenges faced by modern society through project-based learning and research at Meiji Gakuin University in the green hills of Yokohama. One of the largest multinational communities in Japan, Yokohama is ideal to explore world issues and globalization.

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  • Hitotsubashi University
    • Attend an intimate university in suburban Tokyo. Courses are offered in the social sciences and humanities with an emphasis on undergraduate research. Enjoy continued Japanese language study and campus activities with international and local students.

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  • International Christian University
    • Tokyo is a city of dichotomies where suited-up techies zoom by graceful geisha in Japanese kimonos. In one of the busiest metropolises in the world, Mitaka is an older, more established suburb of Tokyo.

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  • Japanese in Kyoto
    • Acquire well-balanced language skills as you live and study among the temples, shrines and other historic sites in Kyoto, Japan’s former capital city. Courses on Japanese society and culture (anime, manga and ikebana) enrich your understanding of traditional and modern Japan.

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  • Japanese in Osaka
    • Earn up to a year of Japanese language proficiency in just 8 weeks and begin to understand anime without subtitles! Classes average 15 students and feature topics such as pop culture, media, performing arts, tea culture and genre painting.

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  • Japanese in Tokyo
    • International Christian University is the perfect place to build language skills. Speed your mastery of Japanese with tutorials and conversation partners. Practice your Japanese during on-campus and off-campus university activities, like tea ceremonies and Kabuki.

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  • Keio University
    • In the heart of exciting and energetic Tokyo is Keio University, notable for research, business, and economics. While improving Japanese is a key component of this program, courses are taught in English from professors with experience in both public and private sectors.

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Projects/Programs

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Service

  • 2022-23: 9 guests
    • Engineering- Bioengineering: 9 guests
  • 2021-22: 3 guests
    • Cultural Exchange: 3 guests
  • 2020-21: 6 guests
    • Administration: 6 guests
  • 2019-20: 6 guests
    • Business Development: 4 guests
    • International Development: 2 guests
  • 2018-19: 14 guests
    • Collaboration: 4 guests
    • Collaboration: 3 guests
    • Education: 5 guests
    • Libraries: 1 guest
    • Campus Tour: 1 guest
  • 2017-18: 5 guests
    • Campus Tour: 5 guests
  • 2016-17: 55 guests
    • Collaboration: 3 guests
    • Collaboration: 2 guests
    • Collaboration: 1 guest
    • Educational Methods: 27 guests
    • Education: 1 guest
    • Courtesy Visit-Chancellor: 13 guests
    • Labor Relations: 8 guests
  • 2015-16: 17 guests
    • Alumni: 1 guest
    • Admissions: 3 guests
    • Information Technology: 6 guests
    • International Institute- Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies: 2 guests
    • Campus Tour: 5 guests
  • 2014-15: 10 guests
    • Student Affairs: 1 guest
    • Campus tour: 4 guests
    • Publicity: 4 guests
    • US Legal System: 1 guest
  • 2013-14: 31 guests
    • Faculty Recruitment: 5 guests
    • Education Abroad Program: 1 guest
    • Admissions: 2 guests
    • Facilites Management: 6 guests
    • Student Affairs: 12 guests
    • Campus Tour: 1 guest
    • Graduate Education: 3 guests
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  • 2012-13: 47 guests
    • Career Center: 10 guests
    • US Financial System: 1 guest
    • Japanese Programs: 4 guests
    • Future collaborations: 3 guests
    • Sports Medicine: 10 guests
    • Japanese Programs: 9 guests
    • Undergraduate & Graduate Admissions: 10 guests
  • 2011-12: 13 guests
    • Health Policy: 1 guest
    • Cultural Exchange: 1 guest
    • Technology Development: 11 guests
  • 2010-11: 25 guests
    • Cultural Exchange: 1 guest
    • Campus Tour: 1 guest
    • Campus Tour: 1 guest
    • Journalism: 22 guests
  • 2009-10: 9 guests
    • Immigration: 1 guest
    • Anderson School of Management: 1 guest
    • Campus Tour: 5 guests
    • Graduate School of Education and Information Systems: 1 guest
    • Campus Tour: 1 guest
  • 2008-09: 38 guests
    • Hospitals: 1 guest
    • Transportation: 1 guest
    • Libraries: 2 guests
    • Collaboration: 5 guests
    • Women Studies: 2 guests
    • Campus Tour: 1 guest
    • Information Technology: 4 guests
    • NGO Management: 22 guests
  • 2007-08: 11 guests
    • Cultural Exchange: 1 guest
    • Campus Tour: 2 guests
    • Cultural Exchange: 1 guest
    • Collaboration: 6 guests
    • Other: 1 guest

Collaborations

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  • 2020-21: 16 students
    • Business Leadership and Communication: 14 students
    • Japanese in Tokyo: 1 student
    • Engineering Virtual Global Internship Program: 1 student
  • 2019-20: 23 students
    • Waseda University: 8 students
    • Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka Univ.: 2 students
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 3 students
    • International Christian Univ.: 10 students
  • 2018-19: 61 students
    • Beginning Japanese, Osaka Univ.: 14 students
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 5 students
    • Hitotsubashi University: 2 students
    • International Christian Univ.: 13 students
    • International Christian Univ. with Internship: 1 student
    • Keio University: 2 students
    • Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka Univ.: 2 students
    • Language & Culture, Doshisha Univ.: 2 students
    • Language & Culture, International Christian University: 3 students
    • Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ.: 1 student
    • Osaka University: 1 student
    • Summer Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka University: 4 students
    • Summer Lab Research, Engineering & Science, University of Tokyo: 5 students
    • Waseda University: 6 students
  • 2017-18: 44 students
    • Beginning Japanese, Osaka Univ.: 8 students
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 5 students
    • Hitotsubashi University: 1 student
    • International Christian Univ.: 8 students
    • International Christian Univ. with Internship: 1 student
    • Keio University: 1 student
    • Language & Culture, International Christian University: 5 students
    • Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ.: 1 student
    • Summer Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka University: 3 students
    • Summer Lab Research, Engineering & Science, University of Tokyo: 3 students
    • Waseda University: 3 students
    • Engineering & Science in English, Tohoku Univ.: 3 students
    • Language & Culture, Doshisha Univ.: 2 students
  • 2016-17: 45 students
    • Beginning Japanese, Osaka Univ.: 9 students
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 3 students
    • Hitotsubashi University: 2 students
    • International Christian Univ.: 11 students
    • International Christian Univ. with Internship: 1 student
    • Keio University: 1 student
    • Language & Culture, International Christian University: 6 students
    • Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ.: 3 students
    • Summer Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka University: 4 students
    • Summer Lab Research, Engineering & Science, University of Tokyo: 2 students
    • Waseda University: 3 students
  • 2015-16: 33 students
    • Beginning Japanese, Osaka Univ.: 5 students
    • Engineering & Science in English, Tohoku Univ.: 1 student
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 4 students
    • International Christian Univ.: 5 students
    • International Christian Univ. with Internship: 1 student
    • Japanese Universities: 5 students
    • Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka Univ.: 3 students
    • Language & Culture, Doshisha Univ.: 6 students
    • Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ.: 2 students
    • Summer Lab Research, Science, University of Tokyo: 1 student
  • 2014-15: 37 students
    • Beginning Japanese, Osaka Univ.: 17 students
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 2 students
    • International Christian Univ.: 4 students
    • International Christian Univ.: 2 students
    • International Christian Univ.: 1 student
    • Japanese Universities: 2 students
    • Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka Univ.: 1 student
    • Language & Culture, Doshisha Univ.: 6 students
    • Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ.: 1 student
    • Summer Lab Research, Science, University of Tokyo: 1 student
  • 2013-14: 31 students
    • Beginning Japanese, Osaka Univ.: 4 students
    • Engineering & Science in English, Tohoku Univ.: 2 students
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 6 students
    • International Christian Univ.: 9 students
    • Japanese Universities: 5 students
    • Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka Univ.: 1 student
    • Language & Culture, Doshisha Univ.: 3 students
    • Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ.: 1 student
  • 2012-13: 31 students
    • Beginning Japanese, Osaka Univ.: 4 students
    • Contemporary Japan, International Christian Univ. (Quarter): 7 students
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 2 students
    • Japanese Universities: 8 students
    • Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka Univ.: 2 students
    • Language & Culture, Doshisha Univ.: 5 students
    • Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ.: 3 students
  • 2011-12: 23 students
    • Contemporary Japan, International Christian Univ. (Quarter): 4 students
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 3 students
    • Japanese Universities: 10 students
    • Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka Univ.: 3 students
    • Language & Culture, Doshisha Univ.: 3 students
  • 2010-11: 27 students
    • Contemporary Japan, Joint UC-International Christian Univ. (Quarter): 9 students
    • Coursework in Advanced Japanese - Japan Universities: 1 student
    • Coursework in English & Japanese - Japan Universities: 10 students
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 5 students
    • Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka Univ.: 1 student
    • Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ.: 1 student
  • 2009-10: 34 students
    • Contemporary Japan, Joint UC-International Christian Univ. (Quarter): 7 students
    • Coursework in Advanced Japanese - Japan Universities: 1 student
    • Coursework in English & Japanese - Japan Universities: 11 students
    • Engineering & Science in English, Tohoku Univ.: 2 students
    • Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.: 7 students
    • Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka Univ.: 3 students
    • Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ.: 3 students

Defining Terms


Study Abroad

  • Click here for the International Education Office’s explanation of UCLA’s various Study Abroad Programs.

  • To collect data on Study Abroad Programs, we explore both UC Education Abroad Programs (UCEAP) and UCLA websites to find information on opportunities offered at or through UCLA.

Projects/Programs

  • The projects and programs on this map are “global data”. We define global data to be information related to “global topics”: events, processes, and geographical areas outside of the United States. Even if it is conducted within the United States, a project or program is included as long as it engages with one or more global topics. Additionally, any project or program conducted in an area outside of the United States is also included on the map, as it speaks to UCLA’s direct engagement with the global community.

  • To collect data for the Projects/Programs map, we explore UCLA websites to find information on projects and programs related to global topics. Webpages for faculty members, research centers, and department initiative are where we find much of our data. Whenever appropriate we also follow up with points of contact for more detailed information. We also periodically review our data, archiving and removing projects and programs that have concluded or expired.

Visitors

  • Visitors are guests whose visits are coordinated by the International Visitors Bureau (IVB). Click here for more information.

  • We source this data directly from the IVB.

Collaborations

  • International Collaboration comprises memoranda of understanding (MOUs), collaboration agreements (CAs), affiliation agreements (AAs), and student exchange agreements. Click here for UCLA Global’s explanation of these terms.

  • We source this data from the UCLA Global database of international academic agreements.

Students

  • Here, “Students” refers to International Students as well as Study Abroad students.