APPLY Students who want to participate on an MTSU Exchange program must first request online pre-approval (as stated in Step 4 of the Getting Started section of our website) and then submit the Preliminary Application for Exchanges by the deadline listed on the form.
"STEPS" is a program for exchange students from MTSU to study at Saitama University (SU) for one or two semesters. This program offers semi-intensive Japanese language courses and other courses in a variety of academic fields in English. Through this specially designed program, students are provided with opportunities to study Japanese arts and sciences, to improve Japanese proficiency, and to immerse themselves in intercultural experiences.
Saitama is the capital and the most populous city of Saitama Prefecture, situated in the southeast of the prefecture. It is approximately 15-30 kilometers north of central Tokyo, and considered part of the Greater Tokyo Area. The total enrollment of SU is more than 8,500 with more than 500 international students pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies.
STEPS students are accommodated at the International House of Saitama University adjacent to campus.
1st Semester: April 1st to September 30th
2nd Semester: October 1st to March 31st The academic calendar precludes MTSU students from studying at Saitama University for Fall only, because the Fall semester does not conclude in time for students to resume studies at MTSU in January for the Spring semester.
In addition to intensive Japanese language study, available courses include: Management Systems of Japan Modern Japanese Society Science in Japan Japanese History Intercultural Communication Globalization and Japan Introduction to Information and Computer Sciences History of Modern Economic Thought
Students will pay MTSU fees for tuition. Room and board are paid to Saitama.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.