About Toyo University
Toyo University is a private, liberal arts college with five campuses throughout the country's capital. Students participating in the exchange program will take courses on the main Hakusan campus. At only a five minutes walk from local subway and metro stations, students will have access to all the city has to offer. From the nearby electronics wonderland of Akihabara, to the antiques and bookstores of Jimbocho, to the unique foods and nightlife of Ikebukuro, there are plenty of destinations for students to explore while they study abroad.
Founded in 1877 by Dr. Enryo Inoue, Toyo University began as a Philosophy Academy. At the time, Japan was beginning to open its borders to the rest of the world after a long history of isolation. Alarmed at how the public reacted to a variety of new ideas and values, Inoue wanted to teach others on how to develop perspectives and insights of their own. His founding ideology of "philosophy education" remains significant to the university and is one of its three supporting pillars.
Today, Toyo University boasts an extensive curriculum with thirteen different faculties (departments), and a student body of over 32,000. Similarly, its numerous eateries and dining spaces offer a variety of foods that will suit any appetite. Despite being located in the center of Tokyo, the campus provides a quiet and verdant environment that is conducive to study. Exchange students will interact with domestic students from all 47 Japanese prefectures, as well as other international students from around the world.
They university's primary educational goal is to foster what they call "global human assets." Through the three pillars of philosophy education, globalization, and career preparation, Toyo works to ensure its students are able to adapt and succeed over time. Toyo recognizes that as the world becomes more interconnected and values change, students need to be able to identify and solve new problems. The university aims to instill in its students an international perspective, a well-developed sense of human compassion, and the ability to express themselves so that they may accept other cultures and interact with people from various backgrounds throughout life.
Toyo University program offers you the opportunity to:
- Live, study and work in Japan's capital
- Receive instruction in small classes from members of the faculty of Toyo University
- Have assistance of choosing your hall of residence
- Become an active member within the universities organizations
- Have total integration with students from Toyo University as well as international students.
Your experience at Toyo University will:
- Integrate you into Japanese society and the Japanese educational system
- Make you a better student
- Expand your outlook on the world
- Build your self-esteem and self-confidence
- Greatly enhance your career prospects
At Toyo University, you will:
Housing & Orientation
All participants will choose from 3 housing options: Toyo University International House (I-House), Kitazono Women's Student Dormitory and general rental properties. Rooms will be allotted on a first come, first served basis. If the students preferred facility reaches capacity by the time their application is submitted, they may be placed in another facility.
International House: Students who wish to live in the I-House facility will be assigned a room and may choose a single or double occupancy. A standard I-House unit consists of one double-occupancy and one single-occupancy bedroom. Three residents share a common space which includes a living room, bathroom, kitchen with refrigerator and over, washstand, air-conditioner, washer/dryer, tv, bed, bedding, desk, and closet. All utilities and internet are included in the housing however, if you make excessive use of utilities, you may have to pay a separate overuse fee. Please note, it may not be possible to accommodate requests for room preference.
Kitazono Women's Student Dormitory: Students who wish to live in this style of housing will be assigned a room. All rooms are single occupancy and come equipped with a bathroom, washstand, kitchen with refrigerator, air-conditioner, bed and bedding, desk and a closet. Please note: It may not be possible to accommodate requests for room preference. Utilities and internet are included in the housing fee however, if you make excessive use of utilities, you may have to pay a separate overuse fee.
General Rental Properties: This preferred style of housing has an independent approach where the students contact real estate agent(s) directly and take care of all arrangements. All arrangements are made independently of Toyo University. What is included in your room depends on the apartment selected however in general, it will be a single room and are not furnished or equipped.
All important information on living and studying in Japan will be provided in detail during orientation. The orientation will cover student registration, transcripts, procedures to be taken at the immigration and ward offices, National Health Insurance, how to open a bank account in Japan, housing and study life on and off campus. This is a mandatory orientation for all exchange students.
Fees for Brockport's Japan: Toyo University Program
- Program acceptance fee
- Pre-departure orientation materials
- On-site orientation upon arrival at Toyo University
- Toyo's International Exchange Office Services
- Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services
- SUNY International Health Insurance*
- Various campus-specific fees (college fee, technology fee, etc.)**
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Airfare to and from Japan
- Travel while in Japan
- Personal Expenses
Financial aid applies towards fees.
The program cost is subject to change and should be considered an estimate. Final budget sheets will be mailed to students prior to departure.
* The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice.
** Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.
The Toyo University exchange program is designed for students who wish to study at Toyo University for one semester or for a full year. The students in this program will have the option to study regular courses and/or Japanese language and culture (NEST). It is recommended that students begin the exchange program having taken at least one semester of a university level Japanese language course.
Click here, to access a list of courses.
Those who want to take general education courses (regular courses) will be offered to do so in the following faculties (departments):
- Faculty of Letters
- Faculty of Economics
- Faculty of Business Administration
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Sociology
- Faculty of Regional Development Studies
- Faculty of Global and Regional Studies
- Faculty of International Tourism Management
NEST (Nihongo for exchange students at Toyo) is a Japanese langauage and culture program designed for exchange students. The goal of the courses is to help the exchange students increase their proficieny to a level that allows them to pursue their academic interests and enjoy campus life to the fullest. This program is divided into three to four levels from beginner to advanced.
Courses offered for NEST are the following:
- Integrated Japanese
- Japanese Listening Comprehension
- Japanese Reading and Composition
- Project Work
- Kanji Literacy
- Japanese Culture and Society (A/B)
- Introduction to Japanese (A/B)
For more information on NEST, click here.
Those who are certified Level 1 (N1) or Level 2 (N2) of the JLPT (the Japanese Language Proficiency Test) are eligible to take regular courses taught in Japanese.
A Special Note About Studying in Japan:
Exchange students are required to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility and a visa for entering Japan. After you submit your completed application for Certificate for Eligibility (COE) to Toyo University's administrative scriveners, you will be assisted by Toyo to apply for your COE to the relevant immigration bureau. A visa should be obtained at a Japanese diplomatic office in your home country. It is the students responsibility to apply and complete the required documents to be granted entry to Japan.
Fall 2020: September 18th, 2020 - January 30th, 2021