The School of
International Liberal Studies (SILS)
One-Year Exchange Program Information for
Officially opened in April 2004, SILS evolved
from the International Division Program, a course of
study originally offered to undergraduate students
by the Center for International Education.
The majority of SILS courses deal with topics
in Asian culture, history, society, politics,
economy, geography, arts, and literature. With the
exception of Japanese language classes, all courses
are conducted in English. Japanese language courses
range in level from elementary to pre-advanced.
Exchange students in the SILS have the status
"bilateral student (Study Plan 3, SP3)".
The mission of SILS is to educate future world
leaders, imparting them with the initiative and
ability to contribute to solving the challenges
facing our ever-changing world.
Language of Instruction
Japanese Language courses conducted in
SILS lecture courses are conducted in English.
Open Education Center courses are conducted in
(only available to students who are exempted from
Japanese Language course).
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