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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Residence Hall
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2 - Soph, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior, 5 - Grad Click here for a definition of this term Internship Possible: No
Program Length: Academic Year Language Requirement: Yes
Credits: 12 or more Minimum Language Requirement: 4 semesters of host language or equivalent
Affiliated Department or Center: FLL Japanese Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Coordinator: Ramona Washington
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: UWM Areas of Study: Communication, Film, Global Studies, International Studies, Japanese, Sociology
Program Description:
Overview:
QUICK FACTS
Location: Chiba, Japan
Official Language: Japanese
Population:
Campus Size:


More about Chiba University here
HOW IT WORKS
  1. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your study abroad courses
  2. Complete the study abroad application process*
  3. Receive application status notification by March 15 (summer, fall, ay) or October 15 (spring and winter)
  4. Pay UWM institution tuition (based on residency) OR comprehensive program fee
  5. Pay housing and meals at the host institution.
  6. Have the experience of a lifetime in Japan!
*Students need to first start the UWM study abroad application process. Students can ONLY start the XXX application process after our office nominates students. 
APPLICATION PROCESS
  • Application items may include the following:
  • $100 application fee
  • Meeting with your academic advisor (long-term programs)
  • Academic recommendation
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Read and e-sign required documents
  • Student statement
  • (Language evaluation)

**This program requires an online application and other required documents found as part of the online application; a $250 deposit (includes a $50 non-refundable application fee) **
ELIGIBILITY
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Sophomore standing at the start of the program
  • Good academic standing 
  • No academic disciplinary record on campus
  • 4 semesters of host language or equivalent
ACADEMICS
UWM students attending Chiba University participate in the Japan Program at Chiba (J-PAC) which was founded in 1996. The program includes at least 6 credits of Japanese language as well as courses in Economics, Psychology, History and other subject-area courses taught in English.

This is an immersion program. UWM students will be taking Japanese language classes with other exchange students from all over the world and will be taking subject courses with a mix of exchange and domestic students.


 
ROOM & BOARD

Dormitory


Program participants live in Chiba dorms with other international students. All rooms are singles. Dorms have internet and small kitchenettes. Rent is subsidized by the university.

More housing information is available here
VISA & PASSPORT INFORMATION STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
Terms
Check out the university's term dates here
ACADEMIC YEAR
October - July
Credits:
Financial Information
Please see the top of the program page for cost information. Click on the term you are interested in and you will be directed to a budget sheet that contains program fees and other important financial information.

Students will pay UWM tuition based on residency to UWM and room and board in the host country. Students need to be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 credits hours. Please refer to the Cost Information section at the top of this brochure for more financial information. Exchange programs can be very competitive and placements are limited.

**Chiba invites partner schools to nominate one student per year for the Japanese government JASSO scholarship. Nomination does not guarantee that student will be awarded this scholarship. The scholarship provides recipients with about $900/ month. **

Financial resources:
Study abroad financial planning 
Scholarships 





Program Description:

The Chiba University Exchange offers students a wonderful opportunity to improve their Japanese language skills and take Japanese-area studies courses taught in English while living near the bustling and exciting city of Tokyo.

Chiba University is one of the foremost national institutions of higher education in Japan. It was founded in 1949, unifying several regional national colleges and schools. There are 9 faculties in Chiba University with approximately 11,300 undergraduate students and 3,400 graduate students. There are approximately 840 international students (most of whom are getting their full degrees at Chiba).
Students can participate in this exchange for the academic year or fall semester. The academic year at Chiba runs from October through July and fall semester begins in October and ends in February. Students spending only the fall semester at Chiba are not able to return to Milwaukee in time for spring semester at UWM. One option for students who can only spend one semester in Japan is to finish up their degree while abroad.
Program Fee
Please see the top of the program page for cost information. Click on the term you are interested in and you will be directed to a budget sheet that contains program fees and other important financial information.
Students are responsible for directly paying for food, housing and other living expenses in their host country.  Please visit the UWM study abroad "Fees & Policies" page for details about program fees.
Academic Program
UWM students attending Chiba University participate in the Japan Program at Chiba (J-PAC) which was founded in 1996.  The program includes at least 6 credits of Japanese language as well as courses in Economics, Psychology, History and other subject-area courses taught in English.

Course information can be found here: http://cire-chiba-u.jp/programs-e.html

Academic Culture
This is an immersion program. UWM students will be taking Japanese language classes with other exchange students from all over the world and will be taking subject courses with a mix of exchange and domestic students.

Additional Program Information
Chiba coordinates tutors for all international students. These local Chiba students will help exchange students practice their Japanese and facilitate the transition to life in Japan including walking tours pointing out local necessities like banks, markets, the post office
and train station.

Exchange students at Chiba are encouraged to join the university clubs and/or "circles." There are many extracurricular activities from which to choose.

For more information about Chiba, please view their website.
Information for International Students can be found here.

Housing and Meals
Program participants live in Chiba dorms with other international students. All rooms are singles. Dorms have internet and small kitchenettes. Rent is subsidized by the university.
More housing information is available here: http://www.chiba-u.ac.jp/international/isd/english/life/housing.html

Internship
Finding an internship in Japan can be challenging because it is not part of the culture. Students hoping to do an internship while at Chiba should let their academic advisor and study abroad coordinator know as soon as possible. While advisors might be able to offer guidance, students will ultimately be responsible for finding their own placements and should expect to put together a professional quality resume and cover letter.

Scholarships and Grants
Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants can be used for this program!

Chiba invites partner schools to nominate one student per year for the Japanese government JASSO scholarship. Nomination does not
guaranteed
that student will be awarded this scholarship. The scholarship provides recipients with about $900/ month.
Financial aid, scholarships and grants may be used for our programs. Based on eligibility, students may apply for any scholarship either through our office or elsewhere.  For a general list of study abroad scholarships and grants, visit our webpage.

We encourage students to search widely for other scholarships that can be applied to their study abroad program.

Application Requirements & Deadline

This program requires an online application and other required documents found as part of the online application; a $250 deposit (includes a $50 non-refundable application fee); and a valid passport.


Applying for a Passport
Passports need to be valid for at least six months past the program's end date. The CIE Study Abroad office strongly recommends that you expedite your passport application. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.
Japan Program Comparison:
Program Chiba Hosei JCMU Nanzan Seijo
Type Exchange Exchange Study Abroad Exchange Exchange
Terms AY AY, Spring AY, Fall, Spring, Summer AY AY, Spring
Location Chiba Tokyo Hikone Nagoya Tokyo
Housing Res. Hall Res. Hall Homestay, Res. Hall Dorm, Homestay Res. Hall
Languages English, Japanese English, Japanese English, Japanese English, Japanese Japanese
Language Requirement (Semesters) 4 2 0 4 5
Minimum GPA 3.0 3.0 2.5 3.0 3.0
Areas of Study Communication, Film,  Japanese, Sociology... Business, Economics, Japanese, Psychology... Art, History, Japanese, Political Science... Business, Economics, History, Culture... Japanese, Culture...

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Center for International Education
Garland Hall 138
Telephone:  414-229-4846
Website:  studyabroad.uwm.edu



This program is currently not accepting applications.