Tokyo Christian University Studies Program
Tokyo Christian University is the only Evangelical university completely accredited by the national Japanese Ministry of Education, with roots going back to 1881. It is an international affiliate of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. Based in the Christian liberal arts, TCU's Japanese students take a range of courses in the humanities, theology, social sciences, and physical sciences. Starting from this base in the liberal arts, TCU has created a special one-semester program for visiting students from English-speaking countries, called the East Asia Institute. This program introduces students to East Asia and Japan both academically and experientially. The four core courses in the short term program form a set combining the study of East Asian history, art (including manga and anime), religion, philosophy, economics, and language (Japanese). These courses are integrated with in-depth field trips, all within a Christian context dedicated to the integration of faith, learning, and life. Olivet and TCU have a formal agreement which gives Olivet students priority in the application process. More information on the program is available at http://acts.tci.ac.jp/eai/.