Department of Asian Studies, Study Abroad
Sophia University, one of Japan’s finest private universities, is dedicated to international education. From its beginnings in 1913 as a Jesuit university, the university’s program has been to prepare people of different national origins to recognize the unity of the human race that lies in different cultural traditions. Sophia University’s aim is to provide academic knowledge to students with a basis of Christian Humanism.
This exchange program is situated within the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Sophia University. There are four curriculum areas in this faculty: Japanese Studies, Comparative Culture, Social Studies, and International Business and Economics. The program aims to give students a broad, international perspective.
UNC’s program with Sophia University operates during the spring semester, which begins in late March and runs through late July.