Obirin UniversityAbout Obirin University:
Located in the suburbs of Tokyo, Obirin University derives its name from "beautiful cherry orchard," highlighting the cherry blossoms that bloom on campus each spring. The name also shows it historical link with Oberlin College in Ohio, the alma mater of the school's founder. Over seven thousand students study at Obirin, which also includes a junior high school, senior high school and junior college. Exchange students enroll and study in the Reconnaissance Japan Program (RJP), specially designed for international students.
Location: Machida City, Tokyo, Japan
Academics Available: Classes available for Japanese language study, Japanese minor, International Studies (Asia concentration), International Relations, other HPU majors, core course substitutions, electives. To view a PDF of the courses Obirin offers click here.
Dates to Remember:
* Fall Semester is not available due to conflicts with our academic calendar. You may only choose between attending Spring Semester or Full Year at this university.
* Please remember HPU Study Abroad Application Deadline is Mid-March for Fall and Mid-October for Spring.
Health Insurance: Health Insurance is mandatory for all study abroad students. You may check with your current provider to see if they cover a study abroad, or you may choose an additional provider to cover you while overseas. Please consult our Health Insurance page found in our Resources section for more information.
Housing Accommodations: Surugadai provides free (except for utilities) single room housing in new dormitories to HPU exchange students. Furnishings include private bath, desk, bed, LCD television, internet connection etc.
Currency: The current exchange rate can be calculated online at http://finance.yahoo.com/currency
Visa Information: Student exchange participants apply for a student visa through the Consulate General of Japan, 1742 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI (phone: 543-3111). Website: http://www.honolulu.us.emb-japan.go.jp/ and http://travel.state.gov
U.S. Passport information is available at 522-8283 (recording) and online at http://travel.state.gov. You will find detailed information on the student visa process at http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj04e.html.
Additional information about living in Japan: http://www.thejapanfaq.com