The Faculty of International Study’s Unique Study Abroad Programs

The Hospitality & Tourist Management Certificate Program Sponsored by the University of California, Riverside (UCR)

In this year-long program, students first have six months of course work at the University of California, Riverside. Then they purse an internship in the entertainment/hotel sector of the US tourism industry.

2012 Participants

This combination of coursework and actual training gives students a deeper understanding of world-class hospitality and tourist business operations. The 2013 internship will be at the Walt Disney World Resort® in Orlando, Florida.
The program hosts participants from many countries. Meiji Gakuin students not only strengthen their communication skills, but they also have daily opportunities to learn from colleagues with diverse cultural backgrounds.

General application qualifications:   Minimum TOEFL score of 500; 2.4 GPA

Double Degree Program

In this program, students who complete the graduation requirements for Meiji Gakuin and its partner San Francisco State University (SFSU) will be able to earn two undergraduate degrees.
The expected study abroad period at SFSU is two years.
Participating students first study for 1½~2 years at Meiji Gakuin, then they study a major of their choice at SFSU. Through a system of transferable credits for specified courses between the two partner universities, the program offers students the most efficient method for earning two undergraduate degrees.

Application qualifications    Minimum TOEFL iBT score of 61; 2.5 GPA


Long Term Study Abroad at SFSU & Work Experience in San Francisco

San Francisco State University

In addition pursing a regular year-long study abroad program at San Francisco State University (SFSU), participating students gain work experience in the neighborhoods around the SFSU campus. The work comes in the form of uncompensated volunteer work, but SFSU introduces students to organizations engaged in activities related to the student’s interests and research topics. Academic advising from university professors adds to the value of the workplace learning experience. At present students join NPOs/NGOs and other public service organizations in the San Francisco area.