The Global and International Studies Program offers a multidisciplinary approach to examining world issues and problems associated with globalization and modern society. The course topics range from international law to minority issues and peace studies. There are also a number of classes on modern Asia and Japanese culture, as well as a Japanese language program. All lecture classes are conducted in English; most are taught by the Faculty’s full-time professors. There are also opportunities for field trips and other educational experiences outside the classroom.
The program’s home is the Faculty of International Studies, Meiji Gakuin University. The Faculty is located in Yokohama on the grounds of Meiji Gakuin’s Totsuka campus. Since late 19th century, the Tokyo-Yokohama region has become a major crossroad of cultural and economic exchange between Asia and other regions. The area thus provides students with a rich environment to purse their studies and explore modern Japan.
Every year Meiji Gakuin University welcomes students from our exchange partners around the world. Through the Meiji Gakuin-University of California agreement, we accept up to twenty-five UC students who wish to study in Japan for a term. The university’s “International Student Program” (ISP) coordinates the academic activities of a similar number of students who come from the U.K., Thailand, South Korea, China, Australia and other nations.