Sophia University Summer Session in Asian Studies

Sophia University Summer Sessions

About the Program

Sophia University is offering two 4-week summer sessions with a focus on Asian Studies and Japanese Language. This is a great opportunity to take academic courses in Asian studies and an intensive Japanese language program while experiencing Japan in the heart of Tokyo.

When applying for this program, please indicate which session(s), program track(s) and courses you intend to take in the essay section of the Go Global application.

Final program details will be published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process.

Further details about Asian Studies Program

Partner Institution
Sophia University
Program Dates

Session 1: June

Session 2: July

Country
  • Japan
Area(s) of study
ArtsAsian StudiesJapanese Language
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • December 6, 2018

Additional Requirements or Restrictions

Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Course Credits

Students can choose to do one or both summer sessions. Minimum of 2 courses per session at 2 Sophia credits per course up to a maximum of 6 Sophia credits.

Please note that:

4 Sophia credits = 3 UBC credits

Japanese Language credits x 1.5 = UBC credits

Transfer credits are only granted for courses with academic content and may not be granted for cultural activities or intensive language courses. Please speak to a departmental advisor if you have any questions.

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while abroad. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

* Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this institution. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partner's websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver
Arts
UBC course: ANTH 202
Title: Anthropology and Modern Society
Partner course code: ANT 363
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-04
UBC course: ANTH 202
Title: Anthropology and modern society
Partner course code: ANT 363
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-04
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Border Crossing and East Asia
Partner course code: SOC 303
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-05
UBC course: ARTH 2nd
Title: Introduction to Art History/Visual Culture
Partner course code: ART 250
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: ARTH 2nd
Title: Gender in Japanese Visual Culture
Partner course code: ART 368
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-08
UBC course: ARTH 2nd
Title: Japanese Art
Partner course code: ARZ 320
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-18
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Japanese Culture and Linguistics
Partner course code: LIN 200
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-10
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Religion, Conflict and Violence
Partner course code: RPH 335
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-07
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Topics in Linguistics
Partner course code: ALNG 4520
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-06-02
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: History of Chinese Civilization
Partner course code: HST 261
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-27
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Japanese Popular Culture
Partner course code: AANT 3030
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-12
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: MODERN JAPANESE FICTION
Partner course code: ALIT 3370
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-11
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Survey of Japanese Religions
Partner course code: RPZ 340
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-23
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Japanese Religions
Partner course code: RPH 3410
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-20
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Anime & Globalization
Partner course code: ART 385
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-27
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: BURAKUMIN, OKINAWA, MINORITY JAPANESE LITERATURE
Partner course code: LIT 440
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: REMEMBERING THE WAR IN JAPANESE LITERATURE
Partner course code: ALIT 3080
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-12
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Religion and Society in Japan
Partner course code: HST 445
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Japanese History Edo&Tokyo
Partner course code: HSZ 310
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-12
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Japanese History: Edo and Tokyo
Partner course code: HSZ 310
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-12
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Indian thought and culture 1
Partner course code: RPH 316
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Survey of Japanese Religions
Partner course code: RPZ 330
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-12
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Japanese Popular Culture
Partner course code: SOZ 330
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-23
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Survey of Japanese religions
Partner course code: RPZ 330
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-12
UBC course: CRWR 309
Title: CREATIVE WRITING
Partner course code: LIT 370
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-03
UBC course: ENGL 4th (3)
Title: SEMINAR IN WORLD LITERATURE
Partner course code: LIT 470
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-19
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Seminar in Modern Japanese History 1
Partner course code: HST 453
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-26
UBC course: JAPN 160
Title: Japanese 1
Partner course code: JPN 111
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2014-08-12
UBC course: JAPN 1st
Title: JPZ101 Japanese 1
Partner course code: JPZ 101
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-20
UBC course: JAPN 1st
Title: Japanese B
Partner course code: JPZ 101
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2017-12-09
UBC course: JAPN 2nd
Title: Intensive Japanese 2
Partner course code: JPZ 116
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-24
UBC course: JAPN 3rd
Title: Japanese M3
Partner course code: JPN 250
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-01-05
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Advanced Japanese 1
Partner course code: AJPN 321
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2018-12-06
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: READING & WRITING 1
Partner course code: AJPN 341
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-09-07
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Reading & Writing 3
Partner course code: JPN 343
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-01-05
UBC course: LING 2nd
Title: Socialinguistics
Partner course code: FLG 68600
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2014-04-11
UBC course: LING 2nd
Title: Socialinguistics
Partner course code: FLG 68600
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2014-04-07
UBC course: POLI 366
Title: Global Political Economy
Partner course code: POLI 354
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: SOUTHEAST ASIAN POLITICS
Partner course code: POLI 341
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Coantemporary Japanese Politics 2016
Partner course code: POZ 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-18
UBC course: RELG 3rd
Title: Indigenous Religions
Partner course code: RPH 401
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-02
UBC course: SOCI 100A
Title: Introduction to Sociology
Partner course code: SOC 201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-22
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Globalization and Society
Partner course code: SOC 223
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-12
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Sociology of Culture: Research in Cuisine and Culture
Partner course code: SOC 310
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-22
UBC course: SOCI 490
Title: Contemporary Chinese Society
Partner course code: SOZ 420
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-02
UBC course: SOCI 4th
Title: Contemporary Japanese Society 2016
Partner course code: SOZ 470
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-04
UBC course: THTR 3rd
Title: Japanese Theatre
Partner course code: LIZ 440
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-07
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 491
Title: Corporate Strategy
Partner course code: IBE 431
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-05-12
UBC course: COMM 498
Title: International Business
Partner course code: IBE 353
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-04-15
UBC Okanagan
Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: BUDDHIST TRADITIONS*/BUDDHIST TRADITIONS
Partner course code: ARPH 3610
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-04-11
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Anime & Globalization
Partner course code: ART 385
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-22
Creative and Critical Studies
UBC course: GWST 333
Title: Representations of Body: Race and Gender
Partner course code: AART 4100
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-22
UBC course: JPST 1st
Title: Japanese M1
Partner course code: AJPN 1501
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2018-03-22
Management
UBC course: CULT 3rd
Title: SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE
Partner course code: ASOC 3100
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-04-13
UBC course: CULT 3rd
Title: Japanese Popular Culture
Partner course code: SOZ 430
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-04-28
UBC course: CULT 3rd
Title: Contemporary Japanese Society
Partner course code: SOZ 470
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-04-28
UBC course: MGMT 310
Title: Financial Management
Partner course code: IBE 310
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: MGMT 3rd
Title: ADVERTISING
Partner course code: AIBE 4640
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-30
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
Partner course code: AIBE 3230
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-07
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Partner course code: AIBE 3530
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-30
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Japanese Business and Management
Partner course code: IBZ 446
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-04-25
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Japanese Business and Management
Partner course code: IBZ 446
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-04-19
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Japanese Business and Management
Partner course code: IBZ 446
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-04-25
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN JAPAN
Partner course code: AIBE 4550
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-30
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Development Issues: Asia and the World
Partner course code: IBZ 435
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-04-28

Tuition and Fees

There are a limited number of exchange spaces available, which will be assessed on a competitive basis. Under exchange, students pay UBC tuition for the number of credits they enroll in for this program. Before attending the program, you will be asked to disclose how many credits you are taking in the summer program so that you can be assessed the appropriate tuition. If you enroll in more credits than you claim then you will be assessed for the additional tuition.

If not selected to use an exchange space, students will pay tuition directly to the partner institution.

In both cases, the partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

Applicants for this program may be eligible for the JASSO Scholarship. Please visit the partner's website for details.  

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements, including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. You can include a second choice as a backup on the same application if needed by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "SUMMER STUDY" option to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" option to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select the "SUMMER STUDY" option, please also include a second choice.
  5. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program; a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university. This application typically includes the supporting documents listed below:
    1. Recommendation letter from a UBC professor in a field similar to the summer opportunity
    2. UBC Transcript (Go Global will provide you with a copy of your UBC transcript)

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Refund Policy for Summer Programs

The Go Global Fee (of $415.00) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However it may be adjusted under the following circumstances:

Not matched to summer abroad:

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (i.e. reduced by $321.75) if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements
  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

Withdrawals:

To withdraw from your Go Global summer abroad program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw by March 30 will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (i.e. reduced by $93.25).

Please consult with your Go Global advisor if you have any questions.

Advising Hours

Drop-in advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Extended drop-in advising hours January 7 - 17, 2019

Monday - Friday: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 

Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver

go.global@ubc.ca

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Hours

Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
Partner Institution
Sophia University
Program Dates

Session 1: June

Session 2: July

Country
  • Japan
Area(s) of study
ArtsAsian StudiesJapanese Language
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • December 6, 2018