Academic Options

Musashi University is committed to providing a solid academic experience for all students during their intercultural sojourn.

We believe the English and Japanese courses offered can give students a strong base from which to acquire information, deepen understanding, and create knowledge.



From the Participants

Hsun-Hui Wang

Hsun-Hui Wang
National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Japanese, March 2023
Concentration in Radio and Television
Studied at Musashi University from April 2022 to March 2023
"The EAS program provides a wide variety of courses about Japan and East Asia, covering topics from politics, economics, history, art, to gender studies. It was truly inspiring toengage in discussions with students from different countries. The courses I took not only deepened my interest in gender and sexual studies in East Asia but also shed new light on my graduation project, which was also related to gender equality in Taiwan. Of course, it was a great opportunity to improve my English-speaking skills.

Additionally, the optional Japanese course was well-designed, tailored to students' language levels and needs.
I would personally recommend it to students looking to enhance their Japanese skills. The staff at the Global Education Center are friendly and helpful, especially during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic period. Participating in the student exchange program at Musashi University was definitely one of the best choices I made during my college life."

Patrick Kolm

Patrick Kolm
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (M.A. Media & Communication Science). Studied at Musashi from September 2020 to July 2021 (online) and April 2022 to March 2023 (on campus).
Currently writing his master thesis on the localised marketing of video games, in a German-Japanese comparison.
"The EAS program at Musashi was an invaluable experience for me. Having started my exchange program at Musashi, in the wake of the global pandemic in 2020, all staff at Musashi and especially MCV proved to be so kind and helpful to me, making the best of the situation with not just online lectures but also holding themed online events for us. Later on I was finally able to study on campus. Tutors of the EAS courses gave many opportunities to deepen my knowledge of Japan with insightful lectures, enjoyable readings, as well as interesting field trips. Particularly memorable for me is the class about Environmental History, which introduced me to new perspectives regarding historical developments.

During my time in Japan I made precious friends with both International and Musashi students. Thanks to Musashi University and its tutors, there was always a place and time to bond, be it in the classroom, on campus or during joined field trips throughout Greater Tokyo Area and beyond. I made many fond memories. With great joy, I think back to the excursion to Kamakura or the skiing trip near Echigo-Yuzawa. Being on campus and taking part in many different activities helped me also to get a better grasp of Japanese language. I feel that having been able to live in Tokyo for a year broadened my horizon on an academic but more importantly on a personal level.

I am forever grateful for the time I had at Musashi, to the staff that gave their best to help with everything from "A" as accommodation, to "W" as whatever was on my mind, for all the people I got to know and the things I experienced during this exchange program."

Katja Goldmann

katja gouldmann
Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg (Japanese Studies / Philosophy) studied at Musashi from September 2010-January 2011 and September 2011-March 2012. Currently completing undergraduate degree.
“ The EAS program offers a great range of courses about Japan and East Asia. All courses provide the students with essential information about politics, business, culture, society, history and international relationship on a high level of education. The courses helped me deepen my understanding and knowledge of Japan and Asia. Musashi University even offered a course in cooperation with a former ambassador which was a great experience for all of us. I was happy to have the chance to take part in courses that my home institution did not offer.

Having lectures in English also made me rethink my future plans. I now would like to continue my Master studies (in Japanese) at an English university. Before my year at Musashi I was not sure if I could follow courses in English and if I could have conversations with English students. Studying in Japan helped me to get more confidence in speaking English and Japanese and also to challenge new experiences. Nowhere else I could have had the chance to meet so many students from various places and to find friendships all around the world that still exist today.”

Henry Watts

Henry Watts
The University of Kent (Politics and International Relations) studied at Musashi in 2008-09. Currently English teacher and a columnist for a Tokyo-based culture and politics magazine. Tokyo Weekender.
“As a student of politics, I was particularly impressed with the opportunities Musashi University provided to access the political world of Japan. Not only was I able to meet a former diplomat and hear of his wealth of experience, but I also got the chance to visit the Japanese Diet and shake the hand of Eda Satsuki, the former President of the House of Councillors. These experiences, along with an expanding selection of books and study resources, make Musashi University a fantastic place to take your studies to the next level.”