Study Abroad Programs

Studying in Japan provides you with transformative experiences, makes you a more informed and empathtic global citizen, and creates lifelong memories. The Office of International Education (OIE) advises Harvard College students on all aspects of study abroad in Japan. The OIE will work closely with students to find a program that best matches their academic and personal goals, while also guiding them through the course approval and credit transfer process. 

It is important that students begin the study abroad planning process early: first-year students are encouraged to begin thinking about how to incorporate this experience into their time at Harvard. Drop-in hours are held daily and introductory Study Abroad 101 information sessions are available on a regualar basis at the OIE. All students should seek assistance from the OIE as early as possible to being planning the best study abroad experience for them.

The application process to study abroad is two-fold: (1) you must apply directly to your study abroad program or university for admission and (2) apply to the OIE for transfer credit. Applications for transfer credit for study abroad must be completed and submitted by the following deadlines: 

October 1 for Spring Term 
March 1 for Fall Term

Office of International Education
77 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
oie@fas.harvard.edu

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM
Drop-in Hours: Monday - Friday, 2PM - 4PM

OIE PRE-APPROVED PROGRAMS IN JAPAN 2017-18

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