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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Year: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Accounting, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Business, English, Environmental Studies, Finance, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Japanese, Marketing, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, Sociology
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment, Dorm, Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange Click here for a definition of this term Language Learning: Semester-Long Language Course Available
Click here for a definition of this term Classroom Setting: University Language Prerequisite: No, but courses are available in both English and the host language.
Program Description:

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Researching Exchanges

Please go directly to the program’s webpage for more information! You should consider the following things (and more!) when deciding which Exchange is best for you:

  • Program Dates – some locations have semester dates that are drastically different than those in the U.S. Check on the university's website directly for the exact dates for your semester of interest, which typically include an international student orientation at the beginning and an exam period at the end.
  • Course Options – make sure that the courses offered will keep you on track here at Butler.
  • Language Requirements – do you have to speak the local language to take classes at this institution? If so, make sure you speak that language!
  • Intensive Language Opportunities (if they exist and if you are interested) – sometimes universities offer a pre-semester intensive language program. This is a great way to learn a bit of the local language, as well as meet other incoming international students. These are typically offered for an additional fee.
  • Housing Options – see what options are available, if they are of interest, and if they are within your price range.
  • Clubs & Activities Available – determine what you could get involved in at the host institution to round out your study abroad experience and meet local students.
To find the answers to these questions for Ritsumeikan University, please click here.

Financial Information

If you accept your Exchange placement, you will continue to pay Butler University tuition for your semester abroad, instead of the tuition cost listed on the university’s website. Additionally, you will receive 100% of your federal financial aid and 100% of your Butler University institutional aid and scholarships for your semester abroad. You will be billed for your Butler tuition and activity fee, as well as the study abroad fee, through your Butler student account. You are responsible for paying your host university’s housing costs and must be prepared to pay these fees to the host university upon arrival. In addition to the costs previously listed, you are also responsible for your own international airfare*, passport/visa expenses, additional health insurance, and all personal/travel expenses. 

*Please note that the dates listed on this program’s itinerary are tentative and should not be used to book flights.

Application Instructions

This is considered a Butler Exchange program. As a Butler University student, you will first apply internally with the CGE through this online application system (click "Apply Now" at the top of this page). Please remember that Exchanges are not guaranteed placements! The CGE will do their best to place you at your preferred university, but they cannot guarantee that your top choice will be available. Once you have been placed, you will receive additional instructions from the CGE on how to apply for the university at which you are placed.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/15/2019
02/22/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/15/2019
03/01/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 09/30/2019 TBA TBA

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