Boston University students have the opportunity to take classes through the Keio International Program for the academic year or spring semester only, if spaces are available. Various courses taught in English are offered in all aspects of Japanese history, society, culture as well as courses with a focus on international relations, commerce, and governance. Students may also take some coursework in Japanese language. During their time in Japan, students live on campus in Keio residence halls.
Requirements & Considerations
- All students must enroll according to, and remain in compliance with, the Boston University Study Abroad Course Load Policy.
- Boston University students only
- A foundation in Japanese language is strongly recommended
- Admissions requirements for all programs
Housing & Student Services
- Student dormitories
- Single rooms with a shared kitchen
- All Keio residences are fully furnished, and the kitchens are equipped with basic utensils
- Housing is paid directly to Keio; Board is not included
- University dining facilities available; some dormitories have meal plans during the week and others do not, pay per meal
- Laundry available in each residence
- Academic Year: mid September to mid July
- Spring Semester (if space is available): late March to late July
- Academic Year: March 15
- Spring Semester (if space is available): September 1
This program is not on a rolling admissions cycle. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials have been received by the BU Study Abroad office by the application deadline. Decisions will not be made until after the application deadline. Applicants will receive their decision via email.
Information on other programs that do not follow a rolling admissions cycle and information for BU Students Awaiting an Admissions Decision can be found here.
Cost & Financial Considerations
- 2022/2023 Tuition: $30,762 per semester
Cost includes tuition, overseas medical insurance, and emergency evacuation coverage.
- Estimated program budget, including cost of living expenses.
- Grants and Scholarships available