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Program at a Glance

  • Program Credits

    12-18 credits
    • Location

      Tokyo, Japan
    • Semesters Offered

      Fall

      March 15 deadline for fall

    How to Apply

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    The Biola Student Exchange Program provides unique opportunities for Biola students to study at Christian universities in Japan, Korea or Indonesia. Students can study as exchange students at Tokyo Christian University in Japan, Yonsei University in Korea or Universitas Pelita Harapan in Indonesia. Biola students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher may apply for up to two semesters of exchange study.​​


    Course Equivalencies

    Tokyo Christian University (Japan) Course Equivalencies


    Course Credits Biola Course Credits
    Primary Courses
    (Required - Unless exemption approved from Biola Study Abroad)
    JST 301 Japan, Asia, and the West 3 INCS 332 Peoples of the World: Japan 3
    INCS 485 Topics in Intercultural Studies 3
    FA 320 History of Japanese Arts and Aesthetics 3 ARTS 100 Art Appreciation 3
    ARTS 433 Global Art Paradigms 3
    HIST 332 Studies in Asian Civilizations 3
    INCS 485 Topics in Intercultural Studies 3
    PHIL 370 Japanese Religion and Philosophy 3 INCS 485 Topics in Intercultural Studies 3
    Japanese Language and Culture Courses
    (Required - Choose 1)
    JPN 101 Elementary Japanese Language and Culture I
    3 No equivalency yet approved - See Modern Languages for course approval
    JPN 201 Elementary Japanese Language and Culture I
    3 No equivalency yet approved - See Modern Languages for course approval
    JPN 301 Elementary Japanese Language and Culture I
    3 No equivalency yet approved - See Modern Languages for course approval
    Electives**
    (Choose 1 or 2)
    **Electives subject to change, please check against Fall semester electives at TCU
    BST 101 Old Testament Survey 3 BBST 109 Old Testament History & Literature 3
    BST 102 New Testament Survey I
    3 No equivalency yet approved - See department chair for course approval
    BST 260 The Gospels
    3 Advanced Study: New Testament 3
    COM 280 Intercultural Communication 3 COMM 472 Intercultural Communication 3
    ENG 101 Academic Reading and Writing 3 No equivalency yet approved - See department chair for course approval
    HIS 320 Church History I: Early Church to the Pre-Reformation 3 No equivalency yet approved - See department chair for course approval
    ICM 420 Global Christianity
    3 No equivalency yet approved - See department chair for course approval
    ICM 450 Christian Mission and Church Movements 3 No equivalency yet approved - See department chair for course approval
    JPN 000 Japanese Extensive Reading and Listening I
    2 No equivalency yet approved - See Modern Languages for course approval
    JPN 151/251 Mastering Kanji
    1 No equivalency yet approved - See Modern Languages for course approval
    LING 301 Introduction to Linguistics
    3 No equivalency yet approved - See department chair for course approval
    PSYS 201 Psychology II
    2* No equivalency yet approved - See department chair for course approval
    SOC 430 International Society and Japan
    3 No equivalency yet approved - See department chair for course approval
    THEO 101 Survey of Christian Doctrine
    3 No equivalency yet approved - See department chair for course approval
    THEO 301 Systematic Theology II: Christ
    3 BBST 480 Directed Research 3
    THEO 401 Systematic Theology III: Holy Spirit
    3 No equivalency yet approved - See department chair for course approval
    Total Credits 12-15