Program Overview

Imagine honing your professional skills in Japan, a leader in groundbreaking innovation, while you experience a new culture abroad. Custom placements are available in Business, Web & IT, Film & Video, Education, and more. During your free time, participate in on-site cultural activities and explore southeast Asia on your own!

GPA Requirement
2.5
Application Deadlines
Summer: April 15
Avg Course Load
U.S credit may be available through CIS Abroad and/or your home university
Language(s) of Instruction
English and Japanese
VISA REQUIREMENTS
On arrival (tourist visa)
Highlights
  • Comprehensive orientation and cultural activities included
  • Customizable internship placements in a variety of fields, including Business, Web & IT, Film & Video, and Education
  • Pre-loaded SIM and transportation cards included
  • Share in a rewarding exchange of language, culture, and professional skill building
  • 24/7 on-site support to help you get adjusted to life in Japan
Your Journey Begins Here
  • Connect with your friendly Global Advisor to ask questions and find the best fit program. Start planning for on campus processes, and apply by the application deadline.
  • Meet your Program Enrollment Coordinator to finalize acceptance paperwork, housing, courses, flights, visas, and payments. Attend one our our LIVE pre-departure orientations.
  • Fly away! You'll be greeted at the airport (comforting after a long flight!) and experience a robust On-site Orientation and La Vida Local Curriculum with your Site Director.

Internship Placement

Below are a few sample business and economics internship placements undertaken by past participants.
There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized.
Contact an advisor to learn more!

Graphic Design Intern at Business Incubator
Use your talent for visual communication to improve marketing materials for growing companies. Responsibilities include working with design collateral within Adobe Suite, offering fresh ideas for branding, and digital design projects.
Digital Marketing Intern at Services Company
Take your love of social media marketing to the next level by creating content for social networks and blogs. Tasks include reviewing Google Analytics data to provide insights about digital marketing efforts and improving SEO. No Japanese is needed - just a passion for reaching audiences online.
Custom Business Internship
Whether you’re interested in consumer electronics, transportation, or the growing industries of consumer behavior and product analysis, a placement in Japan’s innovative business sector could be the right fit for you. Placements can be at either local or multinational companies, and can accommodate students in marketing, product development, HR, advertising, and more.
Earn credit 

Through our partnership with Plymouth State University, you can earn between 3-12 credits in the fields listed here. Alternatively, many students are able to arrange for credit through their home universities. Learn More →

Program Excursions

While participating on a CISabroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.

Harajuku, Meiji Shrine, & Shibuya

Shortly after your arrival, we’ll set out to get a lay of the land, enjoying a tour of some of the top sites in Tokyo and its surrounds. Accompanied by our Japanese university students, we’ll head to the Meiji Shrine, the largest and most famous shrine in Tokyo. Next, we’ll cruise through Harajuku, one of the most famous fashion districts in the world. We’ll get the night started in nearby Shibuya, enjoying a welcome Izakaya party and a sampling of a variety of Japanese food.

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Experience and learn about the tradition of the tea ceremony with fellow University students where you can perform some of the traditions, enjoy the pure form of Japanese tea and sweets in the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony room on campus.

Asakusa

Together with local University students, this excursion will take us on a short subway ride to Asakusa, an area in Tokyo not far from the Tokyo Sky Tree where you will have free time for shopping, visit the famous Sensoji temple as well as the well known Kaminarimon (Kaminari Gate) structure.


Your Support Staff

Global Advising Team

Travel Tip: We love what we do and want to talk to you! The Global Advising Center is here to help you decide on a program, and complete the Online Application. From the moment you first hear from us be it through a phone call, email or personal visit, you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.

Jessica Aharon
Program Enrollment Coordinator

Travel Tip: Leave everything you think you know about traveling, the country, culture, or people, behind you! You’ll most likely be surprised, so discover everything as new. Take public transportation and make friends with locals- they will show you the best places and usually hook you up. Most of all, stay present and enjoy! 🙂

Learn more about Jessica

Alexandra Woolner
International Operations Manager - Asia and the Pacific

Travel Tip: Expect the unexpected! Sometimes culture shock is stronger in countries where you expect things to be more similar to your home country and environment. Traveling abroad is an excellent way to learn more about your own culture, habits, style, and adaptability.

Learn more about Alexandra

Student Feedback

I actually chose Japan because it was so different. A great thing about Japan is their culture, every moment you feel safe, you feel respected, and there’s so much you can learn from their cities and their people.

Alex Hernandez

Program Fees & Dates

Advisor Tip: Please WAIT to book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Summer 2020
    Application Deadline
    April 15
    Arrival
    June 13 (Estimated)
    Departure
    July 25 (Estimated)
    PRICE
    $7,990

CIS Abroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.

Program Inclusions

As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Housing
  • Medical and accident insurance (just in case!)
  • CIS Abroad support services before, during, and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • LIVE! Pre-departure Orientation
  • Airport pickup
  • CIS Abroad orientation
  • On-site support
  • La Vida Local cultural program
  • Pre-loaded SIM card
  • Pre-loaded transportation card