The Exchange & Study Abroad Program is open to both exchange students from J. F. Oberlin's partner institutions abroad and to independent applicants. In either case, applicants must have completed at least one year of previous college- or university-level study with a good academic record. A grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and one year's previous study of the Japanese language are recommended (although not absolutely required) for admission to the program.
During the summer, J. F. Oberlin University opens its doors even wider to the world: The Summer Session at J. F. Oberlin University is a four-week intensive program in the suburbs of Tokyo. Courses offered in 2019 included two business courses, two cultural courses and two Japanese language courses, all of which are developed from courses that are already part of JFOU`s regular curriculum. Each course allows participants to have first-hand experience through not only theoretical study, but also field trips and lectures by guest professionals. Upon completion of each course, participants will be issued an official transcript from J. F. Oberlin University (two credits per course).