*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.
- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
About the Program
International Christian University
, or ICU, was established in 1949 as the first liberal arts college in Japan. As a bilingual university, ICU offers students a wide array of courses in English, as well as excellent Japanese language instruction. With an enrollment of 3,000 students on a lovely green campus in a suburb of Tokyo, students enjoy strong academic courses, natural integration into local student life, and a calm campus oasis with easy access to the full breadth of Tokyo’s vitality.
ICU is located in the Tokyo suburb of Mitaka, a 30-minute train ride from the central city. Japan’s capital city, Tokyo
is the major commercial and administrative center of Japan. With over 13 million residents in a much larger metropolitan area of 38 million, Tokyo is a lively cosmopolitan city blending East and West, the ultramodern with the traditional, and offering the excitement of living in a major international city in Asia.
*ICU operates on a trimester calendar.
- Full year: early September to late June
Fields of Study
Languages of instruction are English and Japanese.
Fields of study include: Anthropology, Art/Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Japanese, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Public Policy, Religion/Theology, Sociology
This list is not exhaustive. Please make an appointment to speak with the OGE Regional Advisor to further discuss available coursework on this program.
Students are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit they wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.
A full courseload for this program is: 10-13 credits
The minimum passing grade for this program is: C
Students are required to live in program housing.
Students have two housing options:
- Dormitory room on campus
- Homestay requiring a possible commute
The Office of Global Education is committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. OGE hopes that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.
With over 200 approved-programs, OGE is confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with the OGE advisor specializing in your geographic area of interest to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.
To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website
. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website