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Study Abroad

Destinations

Overview

GIS Overseas Academic Study Program (OAS)

GIS offers academic study abroad opportunities at four destinations: United States, Canada, United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Currently GIS is affiliated with the following universities for OAS:

San José State University (SJSU)

Location
Silicon Valley: one hour south of San Francisco

SJSU, established in 1857, is among the top 200 research universities in the U. S., and the number-one supplier of education, computer science and business graduates to Silicon Valley, the world’s high-tech capital. International students have the opportunity to enroll in undergraduate courses as diverse as Child Development, Introduction to Environmental Issues, and Introduction to Graphic Design. The Student Union offers an array of event, recreation and entertainment services to SJSU’s students.

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General Information

Established:
1857
Student Enrollment:
3,500 international / 32,000 full-time students
Program:
Semester at SJSU (SAS) or Academic Test Preparation (ATP) or a combination of both
Period of study:
Fall semester: mid-August to mid-December

Entrance Requirements

For application to SAS: TOEFL iBT 71 / IELTS 6.0 / TOEIC 785
All students may be required to take a test (TOEFL PBT and writing; there may also be an oral test) on arrival to determine how many academic courses can be taken. Students who meet English proficiency and other requirements may enroll in 1 to 4 undergraduate courses.

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Areas of Study

●Accounting and Finance ●African-American Studies ●Environmental Studies ●Humanities ●Economics ●Linguistics ●Political Science ●Technology . . . and more.
Course choices and availability subject to change. Permission to enroll required.

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Application

How to apply:
See here for information on applying to SJSU.
Closing date:
Students are required to complete and submit the OAS application form to the GIS Office by mid-January.

How to apply

Housing

Campus Village Building B (CVB Apartments)
CVB Apartments offer a variety of furnished accommodations with kitchen facilities.

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Links

Please visit the GIS Reference Room for more materials regarding San José State University.

International Gateways Semester at SJSU (SAS) San Jose Visitors Bureau

Costs

The costs for study abroad are separate from the tuition for Hosei University. Those costs, including airfare to and from the host university and medical insurance, will be paid by the student.

University of Sussex

Location
Falmer, near Brighton: one hour south of London
on the south coast of England

The University of Sussex is ranked as one of the world’s top 150 universities. Established in 1961, it is just an hour from central London. The academic staff come from 120 countries. Its Study Abroad at Sussex program offers international students the opportunity to enroll in a variety of undergraduate courses, while its Students’ Union, the center of activity for Sussex’s 15,000 students, is the place for them to make friends and enjoy British youth culture.

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General Information

Established:
1961
Student Enrollment:
3,000 international /15,000 full-time students
Program:
Pre-sessional (academic preparatory) and undergraduate (academic) courses or undergraduate courses only.
Period of study:
Pre-sessional program: late July to late August
Fall term: mid-September to mid-December

Entrance Requirements

TOEFL iBT 80 (Listening 19, Reading 19, Speaking 21, Writing 21) or IELTS Academic Module 6.0 (No band below 5.5)
For undergraduate program:
TOEFL iBT 88 (Listening 20, Reading 19, Speaking 21, Writing 23) or IELTS Academic Module 6.5 (No band below 6.0)
Students who meet English proficiency and other requirements may enroll in 2 to 4 undergraduate courses.

Areas of Study

●Art History ●Cultural Studies ●Environmental Science ●Economics ●English and Drama ●History ●International Relations ●Media & Film ●Philosophy ●Psychology . . . and more.
Course choices and availability subject to change. Permission to enroll required.

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Application

How to apply:
See here for information on applying to Sussex.
Closing date:
Students are required to complete and submit the OAS application form to the GIS Office by mid-January.

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Housing

The University of Sussex is in the process of building new student accommodation. Currently they offer only hotel accommodation for visiting part-year students. The two hotels made available by the University provide self-catered, shared furnished rooms, with access to a communal space and cooking facilities.

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Links

Please visit the GIS Reference Room for more materials regarding the University of Sussex.

Study Abroad Guide Campus tour International activities Visit Brighton

University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI)

Location

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: on the east coast of
Canada, between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

UPEI has a history dating back 200 years. Its 140-acre campus serves as a home away from home for each of its students. UPEI offers its students a wide range of programs and courses from its four faculties (arts, education, science, and veterinary medicine) and two schools (business and nursing). In addition, students can access over 1,100 exceptional faculty and research staff.

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General Information

Established:
1969
Student Enrollment:
800 international / 4,400 full-time students
Program:
English Academic Preparation (EAP) or regular academic courses or a combination of both
Period of study:
Fall semester: early September to mid-December

Entrance Requirements

Students are required to take an English placement test (CanTEST) on arrival. Those scoring 4.0 (similar to TOEFL iBT 60 or IELTS 6.0) may combine academic and English courses; those scoring 4.5 (similar to TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5) may take five academic courses, without any English courses.

Areas of Study

●Classics ●Political Science ●Economics ●Psychology ●Fine Arts ●Religious Studies ●History ●Sociology & Anthropology ●Music ●Diversity and Social Justice Studies ●Philosophy . . . and more.
Course choices and availability subject to change. Permission to enroll required.

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Application

How to apply:
See here for information on applying to UPEI.

Closing date:
Five months prior to the start of the semester.

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Housing

The university offers furnished on-campus accommodations close to all facilities. Various meal plans are available.

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Links

Please visit the GIS Reference Room for more materials regarding UPEI.

English Academic Preparation Program Campus tour Life at UPEI Tourism Prince Edward Island

Massey University

Location
Manawatu Campus – Palmerston North: on New Zealand’s
North Island, two hours north of the capital, Wellington

Massey University’s Manawatu Campus, established in 1927, has nearly 9,000 internal (full-time) students studying in state-of-the-art facilities on beautiful, spacious grounds. GIS students can experience the Kiwi lifestyle and culture, and travel and make new friends while gaining credits toward a GIS degree.

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General Information

Established:
1927
Student Enrollment:
4,000 international / 36,000 full-time students
Program:
Three or four undergraduate courses per semester.
Period of study:
One-semester option: Mid-February to late June
Two-semester option: Mid-February to mid-November

Entrance Requirements

English language: IELTS 6.0 (5.5 in each band)/ TOEFL iBT 80 (19 in Writing)
Academic: 2.75 GPA

Areas of Study

GIS students have taken a wide range of courses offered by the College of Humanities & Social sciences and the College of Business.
Course choices and availability subject to change. Permission to enroll required.

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Application

How to apply:
See here for information on applying to Massey University.
Closing date:
Students are required to complete and submit the OAS application form to the GIS Office by the end of September.

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Housing

Residence Halls, with meal plans or self-catering options.

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Links

Please visit the GIS Reference Room for more materials regarding Massey University.

Study Abroad Programme Manawatu Campus International Office Visit Palmerston North City

Hosei Year Abroad Scholarship Program (HYA)

Selected third and fourth year students are awarded the Hosei Year Abroad Scholarship for study at overseas partner universities. Currently Hosei is affiliated with 49 universities in 18 countries worldwide.

For details of HYA destinations, please see

Hosei University Global Education Center