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W&M Exchange- Keio
Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: W&M applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Molly DeStafney (
 Program Type:
WM Exchange
 Language of Instruction:
 Language Requirements:
One Year College Level Japanese
 Host Institution Website:
 GPA Requirement:
 Host Institution:
Keio University
 Service Component:
 Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Description:

Founded on the principle of academic excellence, Keio University is Japan’s oldest institution of higher education and one of its most prestigious.  It has a total of five campuses, of which Mita campus in central Tokyo is the home campus for visiting exchange students. Having been the first Japanese university to admit foreign students, Keio now has a thriving study abroad program that includes exchange programs with several American, Canadian, European, and Australian universities.

William & Mary students attending Keio live in Tokyo, Japan's capital city and the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 35 million people living in the urban area. Our students may choose to enroll in either the Japanese Language Program (JLP), with a focus on intensive language and culture studies, or the Keio International Program (KIP), with access to content classes taught in English. There are four levels of Japanese study, elementary to advanced, and students are assigned to an appropriate level based on the results of a placement test. Please note, 1 Keio credit is equal to 1 W&M credit.

The tuition exchange agreement between the College of William & Mary and Keio University allows William & Mary students to pay their regular tuition to William & Mary while taking classes at Keio in Tokyo, Japan. The exchange program is best for VA in-state students and is the only option availabe for the KIP; out-of-state students interested in the JLP may apply independently as directly enrolling, fee-paying students. Housing options will be sent to students with acceptance letters from Keio University’s International Center. Housing, meals and fees will be paid on site in Tokyo.

Tokyo, Japan

Host Institution:
Keio University
Academic Year (early September - late July)
Spring Semester (late March - late July)

Application Deadlines:
Academic Year: March 15
Spring Semester: September 5

W&M student in good academic standing
3.0 GPA

Language Requirement:
One year of college-level Japanese

Language of Instruction:
English and Japanese

Course Information:
Students enroll in the Japanese Language and Culture Program (JLP) at the Center for Japanese Studies, or the Keio International Program (KIP).

Academic Credits:
Courses must be pre– or post-approved. Grades will not appear on W&M transcript or be included in GPA calculations.

Program Fees:
Exchange: W&M tuition paid to W&M.

Housing, Meals, Fees:
Room and board paid on site in Tokyo. Students are housed in dormitories or independent apartments. A $75 application fee, $200 off-campus fee  and insurance fee of approximately $34 per month apply to all students, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office.

The Reves Center advisor for Keio University programs is Molly DeStafney ( For more information on this program and the steps to apply, please review the Steps to Study Abroad on our website.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.