Photograph of a temple in Kyoto, Japan.


John Carroll University has exchange relationships with three universities in Japan:

  • Sophia University in Tokyo is a Jesuit institution with an international division in which liberal arts and business courses are taught in English. Each year, up to five students are exchanged. Sophia University also offers a summer program.
  • Nanzan University in Nagoya is a Catholic university with a special program in Japanese Studies, which emphasizes intensive language and cultural training. Students at Nanzan University often live with Japanese families.
  • Kansai Gaidai University, located between Kyoto and Osaka, offers an Asian Studies curriculum in an American-style semester format. Students live with Japanese families or in student housing.

Popular Culture in Japan Tour

John Carroll University organizes a faculty-led “Popular Culture in Japan” study tour once every other year. Participating students receive classroom instruction on campus prior to travel, which usually takes place over spring break.