Expert Guidance & Personalized Attention
We understand that choosing a college or university is an individual process, unique to each student. Our two full-time university advisors support UWC ISAK Japan’s fundamental mission to help students develop into transformational leaders by thoughtfully exploring all post-secondary options with an open mind.
We make an effort to expose students to many different types of universities so they can make informed choices about what schools will be the best fit — academically, geographically, personally, and financially. The advisors use a wide range of resources to support students and parents before, during, and after the application process. From college fairs to parent information sessions, we strive to provide the tools and information needed to help our students and families make the best decisions about where to apply.
The rigorous IB curriculum and UWC ISAK Japan’s innovative leadership program make our students highly sought after by top universities around the world.
Graduates of UWC Japan have matriculated to college and universities in thirteen countries. Schools in the United States include Yale University, Brown University, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, Vanderbilt University, University of California Berkley, Smith College, Carnegie Mellon, Tufts University, and Carleton College. In Japan, students have been accepted to Osaka University, Waseda University, Keio University, and ICU. Elsewhere, students have been accepted to the London School of Economics, University of Amsterdam, Savannah College of Arts and Design (Hong Kong) and the University of British Columbia, among others.
Each year, a few of our graduates decide to take a gap year to volunteer in a structured program, travel abroad, or take time to pursue a passion or interest. In recent years, graduates have taken a year to participate in a Semester at Sea and Global Citizen Year programs or start their own business. Taking a gap year before college can be tremendously beneficial for some students, and our university advising department supports students as they explore and pursue this option. (For current parents / students)