TUJ to Start Credit Transfer Program with the School of Arts and Letters at Meiji University

At a ceremony held on May 26 in the Liberty Tower at Surugadai Campus of Meiji University, Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) signed a Memorandum concerning the Credit Transfer and Student Exchange Program with the School of Arts and Letters at Meiji University.

This memorandum was signed as an addendum to the 2012 Agreement of Cooperation between Temple University of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education (Temple’s main campus in Philadelphia, U.S.) and Meiji University.

Meiji University’s School of Arts and Letters was created in 1932. Its educational objective is “to nurture a well-rounded individual with liberal arts and professional knowledge.” The School consists of three departments including the Department of Literature, the Department of History and Geography, and the Department of Psycho-Social Studies, which are divided into 13 courses. The School also offers five certification courses.

Photo: Right: Yoshikatsu Hayashi, Dean, School of Arts and Letters, Meiji University; Left: Bruce Stronach, Dean, Temple University, Japan Campus
Right: Yoshikatsu Hayashi, Dean, School of Arts and Letters, Meiji University; Left: Bruce Stronach, Dean, Temple University, Japan Campus

This program will provide opportunities for TUJ students to learn Japanese points of view in literature and history research, and will, provide increased exposure to Japanese culture and students. Meiji students at the School of Arts and Letters can learn at an American university without leaving Japan and experience American-style education in classes with English native speakers. This will establish a base for student exchange.

Student exchange from TUJ will start in fall 2014 (September) and from Meiji in 2015.

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