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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall
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  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Carolyn Covalt
Minimum Class Level: Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 15 credits/semester
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: None Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Art History, Arts & Humanities, Arts and Media, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cultural Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Science and Policy, Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Global Cultural Studies, History, International Comparative Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology and Neuroscience, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Sociology
Duke Administered Program?: No
Program Description:

Please note that the Duke Study Abroad Fee will be charged to students enrolled in this program. For more information about the fee, please see

Duke students may apply to study at ICU for the Fall semester, or for the academic year, but not for the spring semester. Important information regarding courses and credits at ICU are here: ICU Full Time Load for Duke Students_effective fall 2019.pdf

IMPORTANT RE: APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ICU: the GEO Advisor must nominate all Duke applicants to ICU; once this is complete, you will be sent a link to the official application portal. In order to be nominated you will need to submit a number of documents and related information to the GEO Advisor for ICU.  For this reason, an advising appointment with the GEO Advisor for ICU (Carolyn Covalt) is required if you plan to apply to ICU - if you are interested in applying to ICU, please make an appointment to meet with Carolyn Covalt:


International Christian University (ICU) is a small liberal arts university offering inquisitive and motivated students from around the world a unique bilingual educational experience. The campus of 150 wooded acres sits on the western doorstep of Tokyo, one of the world's largest and most cosmopolitan cities. Both on and off campus, international students at ICU are able to immerse themselves in Japan's culture and master its language. At ICU, the classes are small; the educational facilities are modern; the faculty are accomplished and dedicated; and the campus environment is both beautiful and conducive to learning.

In keeping with its Christian and democratic ideals, ICU champions free inquiry, responsible scholarship, and exploration of all the dimensions of human experience. The university's gaze turns both inward to the cultures and traditions of Japan, and outward to perspectives that extend beyond Japan's physical borders. As such, ICU represents a unique opportunity for East to meet West. The international perspective, the critical thinking skills, and the linguistic abilities that students develop at ICU serve them well far beyond their college years.

Recently, ICU has been selected by the Japanese government as a "Center of Excellence" for its education and research programs centered on the theme "Peace, Security and Conviviality." ICU has also been designated as one of Japan's "Centers of Good Practice" for its accomplishments in liberal education and success in nurturing citizens of the world. These accomplishments attest to ICU's excellence in research, education, and international perspective. In fact, over the past 12 years, in nationwide independent surveys, ICU has ranked number one in Japan in terms of student satisfaction.

This program is currently not accepting applications.