Showa Boston Study Abroad Program

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In Showa Boston's study abroad program, in addition to intensive English learning by level in a small group system, you will develop self-confidence through interaction with the local community such as community service and fieldwork, and acquire the ability to continue learning independently.

Program list

Programs are held throughout the year according to training themes and target departments.
There is sure to be a program that suits your purpose. Experiences of those who actually participated in the programhere .

* For details on how to apply and information on briefing sessions, please visitPortal for CIE Students(Login with SWU account required).

1. I'm not confident in my English skills yet, but I want to "experience" America while learning English!

In addition to English study, we offer programs to experience culture and learn about specific fields and themes during summer vacation or spring vacation.The program is rich in facility tours and hands-on learning, and some classes and visits are accompanied by an interpreter, so even if you are not confident in your English, you can participate without worry.
Boston short-term program
Program Name Department Implementation period Message
Boston Summer Session All faculties/departments summer Level-specific English classes plus one of nine focus groups (American Culture, American Business Museum & Art Collections, Psychology, Hospitality, Food Management, American Media, Volunteering, Art & Design) to study in the United States Learn about the current state of the field of specialization in English.A four-week program open to all levels of English.
Japanese History and Culture Program All faculties/departments spring Under the theme of “Seeing Japan from the Outside”, learn about Japanese culture and history in English, and experience different cultures while establishing your identity as a Japanese.
American Nutritionists at Work Faculty of Life Science
 ・Department of Food Science and Nutrition
 ・Department of Health Science
spring Visit group feeding facilities such as hospitals and welfare facilities to observe the work of nutritionists.Exchange opinions with nutrition and epidemiology researchers at local universities.
Early Education Program Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
 ・Department of Elementary Education
spring Interacting with teachers and children while observing educational settings in the United States, and learning about the differences and reasons for educational purposes between Japan and the United States.
* Recruitment is done within the department.

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Related Links
Boston Summer Session Introduction Video

2. I don't just want to learn English, I want to take the time to learn about American society, culture, business, etc. in English!

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Showa Boston has programs of one semester or more in which students from all departments can participate.There are classes to learn about American society, culture, business, etc. in English while improving your English in English classes divided by level.
For example, you can choose classes according to your interests, such as "American Stories in Music", "American Women of Today", "Environmental Issues", "Tourism", "History of Japan-US Relations", and "Food Culture".There is a <Curriculum Study Abroad> for departments that require study abroad as a graduation requirement, and a <15-week Boston Program> for other departments.
Boston long-term program
Study abroad programs for the Department of English Language and Communication, Department of International Studies, and Department of Business Design (Required for graduation)
Program Name Department Study abroad period cost*Message
University Department of English Language and Communication 19 weeks/Fall Semester $11,530 for accommodation (dormitory, meals, etc.) + round-trip travel expenses, etc.
Basic program to study abroad for one semester in the second semester of the second year.Learn about American society and culture in English while improving your English skills.Participate in local volunteer activities and various off-campus programs.
(Department study abroad pamphlet)
FSP (Four Seasons Program) 19 weeks/ Spring Semester + 19 weeks/Fall Semester $23,060 for accommodation (dormitory, meals, etc.) + round-trip travel expenses, etc.
In principle, students study at Showa Boston for the second semester from the first semester of the second year. An elective program in which students study abroad for two semesters from the first semester of the second year.Learn about American society and culture in English.Participate in local volunteer activities and various off-campus programs.
Boston Immersion Program Department of International Studies 15 weeks (September-December) + optional 9-week extension program $7,930 for accommodation (dormitory, meals, etc.) + round-trip travel expenses, etc.
Study abroad for one semester in the second semester of the second year.As he develops his English, he learns about American society and culture in English.He can participate in community volunteer activities and various off-campus programs.
(Department study abroad pamphlet)
Global Business Program Department of Business Design 19 weeks/ Spring Semester $11,530 for accommodation (dormitory, meals, etc.) + round-trip travel expenses, etc.
Study business-related subjects (business English, marketing, accounting, economics, etc.) in English while improving your English skills.Furthermore, broaden your global perspective through practical extracurricular activities.
(Department homepage)
*Separately, it is necessary to pay the university fee as usual.

Study abroad program for undergraduate students (excluding Department of English Language and Communication, Department of International Studies, and Department of Business Design), in principle for second-year students and above
Program Name DepartmentDates cost* Message
Spring 15-Week Boston Program All departments except English Communication Department, International Department, Business Design DepartmentMarch - July $7,930 for accommodation (dormitory, meals, etc.) + round-trip travel expenses, etc. Cultivate English proficiency and specialization through intensive English lectures, classes and electives that deepen understanding of American culture.A total of 18 credits can be earned. After completing the 15-week program, it is possible to participate in an extension program of approximately 4 weeks upon request.
Fall 15-Week Boston Program September - December $7,930 for accommodation (dormitory, meals, etc.) + round-trip travel expenses, etc.
*Separately, it is necessary to pay the university fee as usual.

3. I want to get off campus and experience “real” American society!

Exchange programs with local universities and various local volunteer activities are also popular.There are many chances for interaction, such as actively going out and participating in off-campus events and making local friends.
Showa BostonLong-term Study Abroad Programs.Participating students can participate in the following exchange programs.

Related Links
Boys and Girls Club Boston (BGCB)
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Volunteering Program

After registering with a volunteer group, students experience volunteering at various facilities in the city.There was also a senior who volunteered at the Soup Kitchen every weekend and at the Special Olympics competition.
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Japanese Language Program

Practice teaching Japanese while interacting with Americans who love Japan as a conversation partner once a week at the Japanese language school in Showa Boston.
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Showa Friendship Circle (SFC)

Matching various citizen volunteers living in Boston with our students.Experience daily life in Boston like a weekend homestay.Some of the most popular activities include being invited to your home for tea time at a restaurant, and going shopping or having a picnic together.
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College Connection Program (CCP)

This is a cross-cultural exchange program with universities in the Fenway area.We will match two or three students from our university with local university students.Students participate in classes together, experience club activities and university events.
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4. Showa Boston is the first stage of studying abroad. I want to gain the ability to study abroad and take classes at partner universities around the world side by side with local university students!

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Showa Boston offers a special program that helps students prepare for their further study at universities abroad, called the American College Readiness Program (ACR), for the participants of the fallLong-term Study Abroad Programs.The program aims to improve the skills of discussion, presentation, academic writing, etc. in classes that simulate undergraduate classes in the United States. There are certain language standards and GPA (grade evaluation) standards for participation. After completing the program, many students join semester programs at partner universities abroad to take regular undergraduate courses. You can get used to living abroad and gaining the necessary skills while studying at Showa Boston before joining the programs at partner universities.
 
*What is “Study Abroad”: “Study Abroad” includes “Language Study Abroad” and “Study Abroad taking regular courses”. Language study abroad means studying English intensively at a language school attached to a university, and your classmates are international students from non-English speaking countries. Language study abroad usually does not require a standard of English proficiency, and it is relatively easy to participate. Many Japanese university students join the language study abroad. On the other hand, study abroad taking regular courses refers to study abroad in which students are officially permitted to take undergraduate courses at an overseas university after meeting a high standard of language proficiency (usually CEFR B2 or higher). Showa Women's University sends many students to study abroad taking regular undergraduate courses every year.
Related Links
Overseas Partner Universities
Showa Women's University Study Abroad Brochure(2.5 MB)

Showa Boston Program Introduction Video

[Introduction video ①]15-Week Program and Summer Session

This video provides an overview of the program and introduces life in Boston through the experiences of participating students (Department of Psychology).

[Introduction video ②]15-Week Program

This video introduces the entire program and the experiences of participating students (Department of Japanese Culture, Department of Contemporary Liberal Arts, Department of Elementary Education, Department of Health Science, Department of Food Safety Management).

[Introduction video ③]From Showa Boston to TUJ

This is a presentation video of a student who participated in the TUJ credit transfer program after studying abroad at Showa Boston.