Waseda Summer Session

About the program

Waseda University is offering a 4-week summer program in the vibrant city of Tokyo. Students will have the opportunity to select 2 courses and earn academic credits towards their degree. Aside from academic studies, students will have the opportunity to explore Tokyo and Japan through field trips, site visits and cultural events.

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 the Waseda Summer Session Courses

Program dates

June to July

Areas of Study

Business, Culture, Economics, Japanese, History, Politics and Sociology

Additional Requirements

Undergraduate students only with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Course Credits

4 Waseda credits for 2 courses which are equivalent to 3 UBC credits. 1 Waseda credit for optional Japanese class. 

Please note that:
  • Waseda credits x ¾ = UBC credits
  • Waseda Japanese Language credits x 1.125 = 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.

Tuition and Fees

You will pay tuition directly to the partner institution for this program.

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.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Apply online meeting the Go Global deadline listed above. Our team will review your application and if successful will nominate you to apply to the partner university.
  2. 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 Transcripts (Go Global will obtain your UBC transcript). 

Go Global Refund Policy for Summer Programs

To receive a refund from Go Global, you must withdraw by e-mail to your Go Global advisor by March 30.

You are eligible for a refund of $315.50 if:

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

You will receive an $91.50 refund if you withdraw from the program in writing before March 30 for reasons other than those stated above.

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

Advising hours

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

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

If you’re looking for more information on where you can go, please visit our Resource Library located on the top floor of the International House. Here you can freely browse our collection of material sent from partner universities including international student handbooks, course catalogues and departmental overviews.

Contact Go Global

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

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1783 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
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