School of Global Studies
School of Management and Information Sciences
Incoming Exchange Students
Discover Japan. Discover the world at Tama University.
Students enjoy small class sizes & individual attention.
Students enjoy tea ceremony and yukata.
Tama University School of Global Studies (SGS) offers exchange students the chance to embark on a journey of personal and cultural discovery in the classroom and beyond. Study Japanese language while taking courses on culture, global issues, and business in English or Japanese. As an exchange student, you’ll enjoy the benefits of small class sizes and individual attention on our intimate campus nestled just an hour away from the excitement of ultra-modern Tokyo and 45 minutes from the cultured refinement of historic Yokohama. Discover Japan and gain a new view of the world.
Japanese classes for intermediate and advanced students meet twice weekly. Small class sizes ensure ample opportunity for individual attention. Students of intermediate Japanese build on their foundational skills, focusing on complex sentence patterns and expressions while continuing to study kanji. Study continues at the advanced level, where students focus on expressing ideas and opinions about current events and cultural topics while reading newspapers, magazines, and Internet articles. We tailor beginner-level study to each student’s needs through individualized study plans. Japanese study support is also available.
Content courses at SGS center on global studies. Students will find a variety of classes taught in Japanese and English on subjects like language and culture, hospitality management, global issues and international studies, psychology, anthropology, and more. Contact International Affairs for information on current course offerings. To view the full course list, click here.
HM Courses: To view the Syllabi
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From our student…
I chose SGS because it offers an intimate setting. This provided me with great support and a warm start for my study in Japan. I connected with the students, studied together with them, and made new friends. SGS offers business and culture courses in English, so you can deepen your knowledge of Japanese society and culture while improving your Japanese and getting study support. There are international students from different countries, so you can also learn about many cultures. You’ll come to understand Japan and its people better. When you encounter questions in daily life, you can always go to International Affairs and get help right away. Oh, and don´t worry about your Japanese: they speak great English! My studies at Tama SGS have been one of the best times of my life.
Verena Döler, HS Bremen (Germany)
Exchange Students Hosted (by Semester)
|Inbound Exchange Students||-||3||1||2||0||1||0||5||1||3||1||3||4||6||30|
|BINUS University – Indonesia||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||3||3|
|Hochschule Bremen University of Applied Sciences – Germany||-||3||1||1||0||1||0||2||0||1||1||0||0||0||10|
|Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)
|National Chi Nan University (NCNU) – Taiwan||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||4||1||6|
|Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) – Australia||-||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||3|
Educational Exchange Partner Institutions
Tama University is proud partner of a host of first-class institutions of tertiary education the world over. Students from these partners are encouraged to consider studying in Japan with us for a semester or year on student exchange.
|National Chi Nan University||Nantao, Republic of China (Taiwan)|
|University of Macau||Macau, China|
|BINUS University||Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Taylor’s University||Penang, Malaysia|
|Bremen University of Applied Science||Bremen, Germany|
|Algoma University||Sault Ste. Marie, Canada|
|The University of Winnipeg||Manitoba, Canada|
|Lakeland College||Wisconsin, USA|
|Valdosta State University||Georgia, USA|
|Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)||Melbourne, Australia|