International Christian University is a non-denominational private university located in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan. Commonly known as ICU, the university was founded in 1953. ICU offers 31 majors in undergraduate programmes as the liberal arts college in Japan. When ICU was founded in 1953 with an emphasis on reconciliation and peace, ICU was envisaged as a place where Japanese and international students would live together and learn to serve the needs of an emerging, more interconnected world.
ICU's main campus of 150 wooded acres is located in west Tokyo. Downtown Tokyo is half an hour's train ride away. The campus sits on ancient pre-Jomon and Jomon archaeological remains, which gives students the opportunity to participate in archaeological fieldwork. Also within the campus is the Taizanso Garden which includes a traditional Japanese tea house.
ICU students are known for their remarkable energy and initiative in creating a kaleidoscope of student-led and student-managed co-curricular activities. Currently there are about 100 student-led clubs and organisations in the arts, sports, academic and social fields. Most ICU students participate in one or more of these organisations.
Location: Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan
City Population: 176,737
University Population: 3,171
Climate: Humid Subtropical climate - hot humid summers and general mild winters with cool spells
Nearest Airport: Narita Airport
University Website: http://www.icu.ac.jp/en/
Study Abroad website: http://subsite.icu.ac.jp/ieeo/exchange_invitee/index.html
Why choose ICU?
- Founded in 1949 with an emphasis on reconciliation and peace, ICU was envisaged as a “University of Tomorrow”
- ICU is one of the most selective universities in Japan
- The multi-cultural environment provides students the groundwork for solving future problems in the world
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