University Advising

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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.

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.

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What happens after graduation?

The rigorous IB curriculum and UWC ISAK Japan’s innovative leadership program prepare our students for whatever challenge they choose to pursue and make them highly sought after by universities around the world.

Graduates of UWC Japan have matriculated to college and universities in thirteen countries. Schools in the United States include Brown 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.

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Gap Year & Entrepreneurship

We love seeing our students further their education at top universities, but we are just as excited when our students choose to pursue Gap Year opportunities or even launch their own startup.

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.

What happens after graduation?

The rigorous IB curriculum and UWC ISAK Japan’s innovative leadership program prepare our students for whatever challenge they choose to pursue and make them highly sought after by universities around the world.

Graduates of UWC Japan have matriculated to college and universities in thirteen countries. Schools in the United States include Brown 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.

Gap Year & Entrepreneurship

We love seeing our students further their education at top universities, but we are just as excited when our students choose to pursue Gap Year opportunities or even launch their own startup.

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.

College Representative Info

We welcome college and university admission officers to UWC ISAK Japan to tour our facilities, meet with our students and present information to our students in an informal atmosphere. Our beautiful, wooded campus is located in a private resort community just outside Karuizawa, Japan. An easy 70-minute train ride on the shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo station, Karuizawa offers fresh air, four distinct seasons, and a refreshing change from the bustle of Japan’s bigger cities.

To check availability or schedule a visit, please email our university advisors to make arrangements.

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Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun,
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