“Saitama University, All in One Campus at Metropolitan Area Saitama – Embodiment of Diversity, Synergy and Integration” is the vision of Saitama University (SU). Over the past 65 years since it was established in 1949 as a small national university comprising only two schools, SU has grown into a middle-sized university with five undergraduate schools and three graduate schools in the academic fields of liberal arts, economics, education, science and engineering. The university is distinctive in that all the schools are located together on the lush green campus in the city of Saitama, just north of Tokyo. This is advantageous in many respects, being conducive to research and learning in the integrated fields of humanities and science, academic and student lives, and cultural activities.
Saitama is known for its well-developed industries and cultures, well -balanced urban and natural environment and convenience.
The city of Saitama is the place where Japanese have had a close relationship with foreigners for a long time, and respecting and embracing people from other areas.
Omiya Station in the city of Saitama is the transportation hub of the Greater Tokyo Area. The radial roads and railroads of Saitama are designed to easily travel to all areas of Japan. Historically Saitama has been considered a major transportation point of the Edo region. Only 15 minutes to Akabane and 30 minutes to Shinjuku, Saitama is a model commuter town.
- GPA: 3.0 Cumulative
- Must have completed Intermediate Japanese Language II by the start date of their exchange
- Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
- Must be registered full time while participating in the exchange
- Must be a junior or senior at the time of exchange
- Must have at least one semester left to graduate, upon returning from your semester abroad
IIE: A Student Guide to Study Abroad