Study with over 200 exchange students from all over the world and local Japanese students.

Program Highlights

  • Live and study in the heart of Tokyo while earning SMC credit
  • A variety of academic options accommodate all majors
  • Take Japanese classes and content classes in English

Application Requirements

3.0 Major and Cumulative GPA, open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors


Tuition & Fees $20,615


(Board NOT included)


Travel (Estimated)

(International Flight)

Student Visa  N/A
Books (Estimated) $550
Personal Expenses (Estimated) $1,100
Study Abroad Deposit $600
Security/Housing Deposit (Estimated)
 Application Fee  N/A

Host University

Sophia University


Exchange students will either live in Off-Campus dormitories or apartment-style facilities. Since the Sophia campus is located in the heart of Tokyo, the cost of living near campus is very high. As reasonable housing is located in the suburbs, exchange students should expect a 45-90 min. commuting time to campus. The train and subway systems in Tokyo are well-developed, but during the morning rush hours, the trains are very crowded.

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List of Courses Offered

List of Pre-Approved Sophia Courses, Click Here

*Transfer Credit Approval forms are not required for pre-approved courses. Courses listed under each institution do not reflect all courses offered. Any course not listed must be approved by way of a Study Abroad Transfer Credit Approval form

Maps & Directories

Mailing Address

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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