Waseda Global Leadership Program

Year-long direct exchange in Tokyo, Japan

Waseda Global Leadership Program

Information Sessions

  • Contact Juliana Villegas for more information: villegas@uw.edu

About Waseda

About Waseda

University of Washington Honors Program students are invited to apply for this interdisciplinary leadership program which runs autumn 2020-early summer 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Students will receive UW credit (Honors or other credits per pre-approval). Dorm housing is provided by Waseda. Accepted students will cover tuition (equivalent to UW tuition), airfare, food, and personal expenses.

Students accepted to this “integrated study abroad” program will engage with a small cohort of GLP Waseda exchange students who are spending the current academic year at the UW. In addition, during the year long program at Waseda University, UW students will work with a cohort of students from US universities who are part of the GLP cohort (Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, University of California at Berkeley, University of California Los Angeles, University of Chicago, and University of Washington).

Current sophomores and juniors from all majors are encouraged to apply (to see a list of course offerings click here.)

Current Waseda University students are also invited to apply for the Global Leadership Program. Waseda students accepted to the program will participate in Honors Program courses and be part of the Honors community at the UW. Waseda GLP students will take Honors classes and also classes in their majors. Other classes taken at the UW would be specific to the student’s majors or elective credits. Students will benefit from personalized advising through the UW Honors Program and the Office of International Programs and Exchanges.

UW and Waseda students attending a lecture on global food security in Japan

UW and Waseda students attending a lecture on global food security in Japan, 2018

Outbound Students

Outbound Students

November 30 – Deadline to apply. Apply Now!

Eligibility Requirements

The Waseda Global Leadership Program is open to all UW students, though priority is given to students in the Honors Program. This exchange program is best suited for juniors and seniors with prior international experience. Priority will also be given to students who have some proficiency in Japanese, or who are planning to study Japanese prior to their departure. Students participating in the program will receive UW credit (Honors credits and other UW credits per pre-approval).

Students accepted to this “integrated study year” program are encouraged to complete a basic level Japanese language requirement. UW students will engage with a small cohort of Japanese students participating in the Global Leadership Program currently attending UW.

UW student Delaney Lake and Waseda student Yuki Shibamiya with Ambassador Caroline Bouvier Kennedy in Tokyo, March 2015.

UW student Delaney Lake and Waseda student Yuki Shibamiya with Ambassador Caroline Bouvier Kennedy in Tokyo, March 2015.

Program Fees

  • Students will be exempted from paying Waseda tuition and fees.
    • Outbound UW students pay exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition through the Home Tuition Program for Reciprocal Exchange
      • 3.0 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges
    • Students billed via MyUW on regular UW tuition billing schedule
  • Program includes accommodation in University dormitories, as well as program travel excursion
  • Costs NOT covered by the program include:
    • Round-trip airfare to and from Japan
    • Local transportation in the U.S. (round-trip between home and nearest international airport)
    • Local transportation in Japan between Narita or Haneda Airport and Waseda University
    • Meals and other living expenses during the program
    • Books and other study materials
    • Study abroad insurance covering the period of stay in Japan
  • Students may be eligible to use their regular financial aid and scholarship funds for study abroad, but must verify any and all financial aid prior to committing to the program
  • Tuition waivers cannot be used toward study abroad or any direct exchange program, as tuition waivers cannot be used to pay study abroad program fees or exchange tuition equivalent fees

Housing costs are fully covered in Tokyo!

GLFP American students will be accommodated in a university dormitory in the heart of Tokyo without monthly room charge during their stay at Waseda, generously provided.

The dormitory, Waseda Houshien International House, is located 5 minutes by foot from the Waseda campus. Information regarding the dormitory can be found here.

Application Process to WASEDA (for outbound UW students). Deadline to apply: November 30, 2019.

Fast Facts for Waseda

  • Most Waseda classes are taught in English.
  • Most classes are 2 credits and meet once per week for 1.5 hours.
  • Most students take eight to ten courses per semester.
  • 45-54 credits per year is an average course load. Most students take up to five classes per semester, and some take up to seven.
  • The Waseda academic structure is based on the “Zemi” model. A Zemi is a unique Japanese academic experience that is a cross between a seminar, lab, and social network/club.
  • Academic calendar:
    • Autumn semester: September 21 – February 5
    • Spring semester: April 1 – August 2

Quick Links

For more information about the Global Leadership Program visit:
http://www2.cie-waseda.jp/glfp/

If you are interested in receiving more information, please contact Julie Villegas, Associate Director, Honors Program, villegas@uw.edu

Contact Info

Honors International Exchange Manager
Juliana Villegas
villegas@uw.edu
206-543-7172

Inbound Students

Inbound Students

Waseda students in Seattle 2015

Eligibility Requirements

The Waseda Global Leadership Program is open to all WASEDA students. This exchange program is best suited for sophomores and juniors with prior international experience and strong English proficiency.

Program Fees

Students will be exempted from paying UW tuition and round-trip airfare fees to and from the U.S., but are responsible for covering the cost of Waseda tuition

Housing

Waseda Global Leadership Exchange students are eligible to live in university residence halls. Housing costs are the responsibility of the student. For more information visit the UW visiting student housing website.

Application Process to UW (for inbound WASEDA students)

Additional information and requirements for inbound exchange student applicants are located on the UW IPE website.

Deadline to apply

February 1

Fast Facts

The International Programs and Exchanges Office at the UW provides an informational portal for visiting exchange students.

Quick Links

For more information about the Global Leadership Program, visit:
http://www2.cie-waseda.jp/glfp/

For information about the University of Washington, visit:
www.uw.edu

For information about the UW Honors Program, visit:
honors.uw.edu

International Student Services Office webpage:
http://iss.washington.edu/

Contact Info

Honors International Exchange Manager:
Juliana Villegas
villegas@uw.edu
206-543-7172

Global Leadership Program Team in Waseda
glp-office@list.waseda.jp

More Information

For more information about the Global Leadership Program visit:
http://www2.cie-waseda.jp/glfp/us/

Waseda statue of Shigenobu Okuma

Statue of Shigenobu Okuma, founder of WASEDA University