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Center for Language Education and International Programs

Jissen Women’s University

Jissen Women’s University comprises two campuses in Tokyo, one in the heart of the city, Shibuya, and one in a quiet suburban area, Hino. International students who choose Jissen take classes and participate in events at both campuses.

Center for Language Education and International Programs


CLEIP, the Center for Language Education and International Programs, was established in 2014 to oversee international programs and to manage foreign language education at Jissen Women’s University.

We welcome students from our partner universities from around the world to become part of the Jissen community at our two campuses. We also help prepare Jissen students for both short-term and long-term programs abroad.

CLEIP also sponsors university-wide cultural events and organizes short cultural trips for inbound students. The CLEIP staff are attentive to the needs of international students and can communicate with them in either Japanese or English.

International Students

Students from partner institutions can study at Jissen for one semester or for a full academic year. All international students may join our Global Studies and Japanese language courses. English is the medium of instruction for all Global Studies courses, and our Japanese language courses are available for students of all levels, so each student can create an engaging schedule of classes at the right level. Those students whose Japanese level is at the N1 level or its equivalent may enroll in mainstream academic courses, as well.

Global Studies Program

Open to both international and Japanese students, courses in the Global Studies program are conducted in English. These courses provide an excellent opportunity for students from a range of countries to learn about and view Japan from a variety of perspectives, such as cultural, linguistic and culinary.

Global Studies Courses:


●Career Development in Japan
●Contemporary Japanese Society
●Eigo as an International Language
●Intercultural Competence
●Japanese Cuisine
●Japanese Education
●Japanese Handicraft
●Japanese Linguistics
●Japanese Literature

Japanese as a Second Language Program

The CLEIP Japanese Language Program provides learners of all levels, from novice to advanced, instruction in a variety of skill areas. Classes typically have fewer than ten students.

Japanese Language Support Tutors

International students receive additional assistance for their Japanese language education from qualified student tutors majoring in Japanese as a Second Language. Each tutor meets individually with her assigned student on a weekly basis to provide personalized language support.

Conversation Partners

Each international student is also assigned a conversation partner with whom she meets once a week to talk about life in Japan, university events, or cultural issues.


Sakura Residence

International students can reside at the Sakura Residence located a one-minute walk away from the Hino campus. Students live in individual rooms and share a common suite composed of a kitchen, living room and dining room.

Hayama Scholarship

Generous financial support is provided to all international students by the Hayama Scholarship. This scholarship covers unlimited transportation between the Hino and Shibuya campuses so that students may participate freely in events and take courses on both campuses.

For outbound students:

Short-term Programs


JWU students may take part in short-term programs at the following institutions:

●Beijing University, Beijing, China
●Dankook University, Yongin, South Korea
●Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar and Sungai Long, Malaysia
●University of Sussex, Brighton, England
●University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, Canada
●University of Washington, Seattle, USA
●San Diego State University, San Diego, USA
●Albert-Ludwigs- Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
●Université catholique de l'Ouest, Angers, France
●The American Women’s College of Bay Path University (TAWC), Longmeadow, USA
●University of Sussex, Brighton, England
●Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Alexandria, Egypt

Long-term Programs

JWU students may take part in long-term programs (one to two semesters) at the following institutions:

●Communication University of China, Beijing, China
●Dankook University, Yongin, South Korea
●University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, Canada
●Zuyd University, Maastricht, Netherlands
●San Diego State University, San Diego, USA
●Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
●University of Sussex, Brighton, England
●Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar and Sungai Long, Malaysia

International Academic Volunteer Programs

JWU students may volunteer to assist Japanese language instructors who teach at a public K-12 school in the United States:

●Waddell Language Academy, Charlotte, USA



【Hino Campus】
 4-1-1 Osakaue, Hino-shi, Tokyo 〒191-8510
 Tel: 042-585-8832

【Shibuya Campus】
 1-1-49 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 〒150-8538
 Tel: 03-6450-6832

Working hours

Mon – Fri: 8:45 – 16:45 (Hino)
Mon – Fri: 9:00 – 17:00 (Shibuya)

Functions of Center

Advice about overseas study, materials about overseas study, application for overseas study courses, applications for TOEFL-ITP test, etc.

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