Academic Programs

Boston Fall

One-semester program for college students. Classes focus on English Skills and American Culture.

Students studying English communication, international studies, education, food science, history, Japanese, liberal arts, psychology and any students interested in advancing their English skills and American culture will benefit from this study abroad opportunity. students in this program are from Showa’s Department of English Language and Communication.

(Showa also offers optional two- and three-semester programs)

Fall Semester Schedule

  • 15-Week Regular Semester (September – January)
  • 4-Week Fall Extension (January –February)

Boston Spring

One-semester program for university students. Classes focus on English Skills and American Culture.

Boston Spring Program Schedule

  • 15-Week Regular Semester (April – July)
  • 4-Week Spring Extension (July – August)

Four Seasons Program (FSP)

Students who participate in Boston Spring may stay for an additional Fall Semester. Together, these two semesters comprise the Four Seasons Program. In Semester 2, higher-level students have the opportunity to focus on International Studies content.
Four Seasons Program Schedule
Semester 1 (Boston Spring):

  • 15-Week Regular Semester (April – July)
  • 4-Week Spring Extension (July – August)

Semester 2:

  • 15-Week Regular Semester (September – January)
  • 4-Week Fall Extension (January –February)

Boston Long-Term Intensive Program (BLIP)

Three-semester option for students from the Department of English Language and Communication. The first two BLIP semesters focus on English Skills and American Culture. The third semester focuses on academic content in areas including Linguistics, Literature, Media, and Business. In their first semester, BLIP students take classes together with students in the University Program.

BLIP Program Schedule

Semester 1:

  • 15-Week Regular Semester (September – January)
  • 4-Week Fall Extension (January –February)

Semester 2:

  • 15-Week Regular Semester (April – July)
  • 4-Week Spring Extension (July – August)

Semester 3:

  • 15-Week Regular Semester (September – January)
  • 4-Week Fall Extension (January –February)

Global Business Program

One-semester program for students from Showa Women’s University’s School of Global Business. Classes focus on English Skills and business-specific content, particularly business in an American context.

Global Business Program Schedule

  • 4-Week Jumpstart (April)
  • 15-Week Regular Semester (May – August)
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