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  • Locations: Urawa, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English, Japanese GPA: 3.0
Housing Option: Student Residence Hall College: Arts & Sciences
Areas of Study: Foreign Language, Japanese Program Type: BGSU Exchange Program
Programs by Department: Asian Studies, German, Russian, & East Asian Languages Applicants: Only BGSU students may apply
Program Director: Akiko Jones
Program Description:

This is the exchange program for an academic year.  The credits earned at Saitama will be transferred to BGSU by Akiko Jones, Director of Asian Studies, in fall. Two students will be selected for each academic year after all applicants are interviewed by Asian Studies committee members.  

Incoming exchange students can find more helpful information about the university at this LINK.

**This program is for Asian Studies major or minors with one year of Japanese language study. Students must consult the program director in the Asian Studies department and participate in an interview the second week of February. Contact information for the director can be found at the bottom of the page. 

It is located in Urawa City, Saitama Prefecture, north-east of Tokyo

To learn more about this location click HERE. 

Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.   

The student will stay in the university dormitory called the International House. Each room is equipped with a kitchen. Additionally there are two cafeterias on campus as well as several restaurants around the campus. 

To read more about student housing and cost of living click HERE. 

Japanese and English

The student will be placed to the appropriate language level courses; course selections will be made from Saitama University’s course catalog. Course information can be found on the university WEBSITE. 

Saitama University will plan some excursions for the international students

Because this exchange program is part of Bowling Green State University study abroad options, financial aid that could be applied to study on BGSU’s main campus can usually be applied equally to study in the program abroad. If contacting via email please include your name and ID number along with the program name and semester you are planning to study abroad.  For appointments, please also include several days and times that work for you.  

To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
Candice Moser

In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE. 

Students participating in BGSU exchange programs will pay their tuition and fees as if they were studying at Bowling Green State University. Students are responsible for their own housing, room and board, health insurance, and incidental expenses.   

BGSU Tuition and Fees information can be found on the bursar’s WEBSITE. 

Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office* 
BGSU Tuition (12-18 credit hours) Tuition & Fees can be found on the Bursar's WEBSITE (undergraduate-instate/out of state).
Education Abroad Fee  $50.00
Excess Credit Fee 19+ $200 per credit
Health Insurance  BGSU health/travel insurance daily rate and details can be found on the Education Abroad Safety, Security & Health web page

Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
International Airfare  $1400
Books, Materials and Supplies $300
Meals Estimated at 30,000 Yen monthyl ($295 as of July 2016)
Personal Expenses $1000
Housing Estimated 20,000 Yen monthly + utilities ($196 as of July 2016)
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only! 


** We will follow the university payment/refund policies and schedules

Akiko Kawano Jones
Director of Asian Studies, Senior Lecturer
Department of German, Russian and East Asian Languages
110 Shatzel Hall
Bowling Green State University

Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
301 University Hall