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WELCOME TOTHE CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDIES (CAS)
 
Formed in 1990 to develop and promote joint U.S.-Japan educational ventures and assist Japanese schools in developing articulation and other agreements with schools abroad, the Center for Advanced Studies is a Tokyo-based educational development and liaison company, registered in Japan since 1995. The President of CAS, Ms. Naoko Sugiyama, is a Japanese national and the CEO, Mr. Charles Dirk Binder, is an American citizen living in Tokyo. Mr. Binder has taught at various universities in both the United States and Japan, and currently serves as Liaison Officer, Pacific Region, for California State University, Fresno (Fresno State).

The International Studies Program (ISP) is a set of undergraduate General Education (GE) and other courses which have been created by CAS and adapted, in full or in part, by client schools in Japan, Korea, India, Canada, Myanmar and other countries. Under Articulation agreements with various schools, colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and other countries, ISP courses carry transfer credit towards fulfilling a student's General Education (GE), Major, or Elective requirements, or are non-credit ESL or other second language studies support courses which enhance the student's chances of survival in the rigorous western academic environment. The ISP program can be applied by a client school as a full day program of one to two years duration, carrying up to 70 transfer units of the 120 units of credit required to meet U.S. Bachelor's degree requirements, or adapted, in whole or in part, to suit that client school's program and needs.

Of the many transfer programs designed to prepare students to transfer from client schools in Japan, Korea, India, Canada, Myanmar and other countries to community colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, the U.K, Australia and other countries (including American universities in London, Dubai, Singapore and Japan), some are “1+1” programs which offer one year in a host country and one year abroad, culminating in an Associate's degree from a community college in the U.S. Others are “2+2” programs designed to offer two full years in the host country and two years in the U.S., culminating in a Bachelor's degree from a U.S. (or other country's) university. The program in Japan also allows for transfer to Japanese universities. CAS has been assisting in developing and/or managing such programs for over fifteen years and we have regularly transferred 40-60 qualified students yearly to schools with which we have arranged articulation or other agreements. CAS also manages Study Abroad Support Centers (RSC) at schools abroad; an RSC is designed to assist university or college students other than those enrolled in an ISP with study abroad options, both long and short-term, to include English language study and other specialized or customized programs. CAS has assisted various schools abroad in developing viable (not merely “sister school” arrangements with one or two students taking part in exchange programs) relationships such that significant numbers of students may take part in responsibly organized programs which are beneficial to the students themselves, to host schools in various countries, and to schools and organizations in the U.S. and elsewhere with which we have agreements.

It is generally recognized that having such programs and offering transfer options will enhance recruitment of students. CAS can assist in developing MOA (including articulation of transfer credit from both existing and newly-developed courses) between schools in host countries and schools in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia.
   
CONTACT
Exelife Bldg., 5F, 1-23-8 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0004, JAPAN
International Phone : (+81) 3-3226-7462    Fax : (+81) 3-3226-7465  
E-mail :   info@cas-jpn.com
 
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Office Hours

Weekdays Monday - Friday  9:00 - 18:00 (Tokyo, Japan Time)
・E-mail and/or Fax will be accepted 24/7 - we'll get back to you on the next business day.

CONTACT US

 
CAS is comprised of the following divisions:
 
 
Affiliated Schoolsclick here!
 
Educational Consulting Division
CAS can assist schools and educational organizations in creating and maintaining meaningful relationships, or in revising existing relationships, between colleges, universities and other schools in the United States and in other countries.

1. We assist with "transfer credits" between schools.


1) Course syllabi revision/creation:
CAS works with schools to create (or revise existing) course syllabi which conform to U.S. educational standards, so as to enhance transferability of such courses to American colleges and universities. We have created a set of American General Education (GE) course syllabi which have been pre-approved by a number of colleges and universities in the U.S. – such courses may be applied in whole or in part to the existing curriculum of schools in host countries.
 
1-1  Revision: we can review existing syllabi and, in consultation with you, will recommend revisions that will bring syllabi into compliance with U.S. standards, to enhance their transferability to schools with which we have articulation or transfer-of-credit agreements, or to other schools abroad on request.
 
1-2  Creation: we can provide courses and syllabi and text titles which have been pre-approved for undergraduate transfer credit by various American colleges and universities with whom we have affiliations. We can also create new courses and, where appropriate, petition to have such courses approved for transfer by affiliated colleges and universities, or by other schools abroad.
 
a)  GE transfer courses: Most pre-approved degree-relevant courses are designed to satisfy the General Education (GE) requirements of American university undergraduate programs.
 
b)  Other transfer courses: Other pre-approved degree-relevant courses will be applied as major or elective requirements in the U.S. system, or will be considered “block transfer” courses by schools in countries operating on the U.K higher education system.
 
2) Negotiation of transfer conditions and terms:
We will negotiate conditions and terms or transfer between a host school and a school in the United States or in other countries. Colleges and universities abroad vary on their English proficiency requirement – some accept TOEFL Institutional Testing Program (ITP) scores; others will accept other proofs of proficiency. Schools vary in terms of conditional or full admission, on the number of non-credit English as a Second Language (ESL) courses they require to demonstrate English proficiency (if any), and on the number and type of transfer credits they permit or require to meet degree requirements. We can help schools analyze and understand these requirements and can assist in reaching a written agreement outlining terms and conditions of admission and transfer.

2. We arrange "inbound or outbound" programs for schools

Many American schools now require their students to spend one semester abroad and are seeking sites to conduct such programs. We can assist both American schools and schools in host countries in developing such programs. We can send and support students, arrange exchange programs between schools, and/or create/revise programs so as to derive maximum benefit to client schools.

Because of our affiliations with numerous language schools, and articulation (credit transfer) agreements with various colleges and universities in the U.S. and other countries, we are able to design additional programs of almost any scope and range for client schools. We are able to assist schools with the transfer of credits to colleges and universities in the U.S., England, Canada, Japan and Australia. We can arrange language study programs in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean, of any duration, from one week to two years, through our affiliations abroad in countroes in which these languages are spoken.

We are currently seeking partners in Japan and elsewhere to develop programs for students from specific American universities that require a semester or year abroad for their undergraduate students.

Our innovative credit transfer programs differ based on the client school's intentions and desires. Such programs range from comprehensive “two plus two” or “one plus one” programs to assistance with arranging the maximum allowable transfer credit for existing courses within the curriculum of a school, college or university in Japan, Korea, India, Canada, Myanmar and other countries.

Please contact us directly to see or discuss patterns such as “1+1” or “2+2” ISP transfer programs

 
Training and Education Division

Academic English Programs (for colleges and universities)

 
1. CAS assists in creating (or revising existing) courses specifically emphasizing the study skills (such as note-taking and university composition) needed to ensure long-term survival in a competitive western university context. Such courses can be added to, or offered in addition to, an ISP-type program or the current curriculum of a client school.

2. CAS conducts Study Abroad Preparation short-term Orientation seminars or classes that meet regularly or periodically (in consultation with client schools). We can assist your students prior to departure, while abroad, and following their return, in mastering life and other academic skills associated with survival in a western university context, from A to Z. Students will be well prepared in advance so they can reach their educational goals of graduating efficiently - in the minimum amount of time and at minimum expense. We are also able to offer information seminars for administrators and parents on study abroad concerns – costs, procedures, and other related issues.

3. CAS offers a comprehensive General Education program:
    3-1 "One-year GE Program (1+α program)" allows transfer of up to 40 units (of the 60 usually required for graduation from a two-year college with an Associate’s degree) to affiliated two-year (community) colleges abroad.

    3-2 "Two-year GE Program (2+α program)" allows transfer of up to 70 units (of the 120 usually required for graduation from a four-year college/university - that is, Bachelor's degree requirements) to affiliated four-year colleges/universities abroad.

4. CAS offers tailor-made educational courses and programs in consultation with, and designed to meet the specific needs of, our client schools and organizations.

5. Corporate English programs
    a. Executive Manager's Private or small-group English Lessons
    b. "English skill enhancing course" for Employees - small group lessons
    c. Content-based courses using practical English skills - group or private

6. Tailor-made educational courses and programs in consultation with clients

Please contact us to see examples of programs or to discuss adapting our programs to yours

 
Assistance and Support Division

1. Study Abroad Division

Efficient assistance and advice for "Transfer" and/or "Non-Transfer (Freshman)" students to schools abroad from client schools. (Individuals are also welcome). We also specialize in advising working adults who need practical assistance in making effective use of their past educational history, regardless of how much education has been completed.

Assistance includes regular support, such as;
    * Application assistance with forms and procedures
    * Visa application assistance
    * Contact support (acting as liaison between schools and students/individuals)
    * Homestay application assistance (locating and liaison with reputable organizations)
    * any and all other study abroad-related help, on request!

2. Translation and Material Creation Division

We can support requests for any Study Abroad-related documentation and translation (between English and Japanese) - other languages may be available on request. We provide or can customize Orientation manuals and/or handbooks for schools that send students abroad, and/or for students who travel/study abroad.
 

3. DSST EXAMS

CAS is a DSST Exam Testing Center. DSST exams allow students to receive credit for work and educational experience by taking tests in lieu of taking classes.

Details on the DSST exams can be found at the following link: http://getcollegecredit.com/
 
LINKS AND AFFILIATIONS

North America


    1. California State University, Fresno (California, USA)
    2. California State University, San Marcos (California, USA)
    3. San Francisco State University (California, USA)
    4. Sonoma State University (California, USA)
    5. California State University, Northridge (California, USA)
    6. California State University, Monterey Bay (California, USA)
    7. Humboldt State University (California, USA)
    8. California State University, East Bay (California, USA)
    9. College of Staten Island/City University of New York (New York, USA)
    10. University of Nebraska, Kearny (Nebraska, USA)
    11. Washburn University (Kansas, USA)
    12. Lewis-Clark State University (Idaho, USA)
    13. Salisbury University (Maryland USA)
    14. City University of Seattle (Washington, USA)
    15. Central Washington University (Washington, USA)
    16. Paul Smith's College (New York, USA)
    17. University of North Alabama (Alabama, USA)
    18. Hawaii Pacific University (Hawaii, USA)
    19. Delaware County Community College (Pennsylvania, USA)
    20. Palomar College (California, USA)
    21. Grossmont College (California, USA)
    22. Fresno City College (California, USA)
    23. El Camino College (California, USA)
    24. Kapi'olani Community College (Hawaii, USA)
    25. The Art Institutes (Washington, USA)
    26. Seattle Central College (Washington, USA)
    27. Algoma University (Ontario, Canada)
    28. Georgian College (Ontario, Canada)
    29. Medicine Hat College (Alberta, Canada)
    30. Gateway Pacific International (Vancouver, Victoria & Toronto, Canada)
    31. San Diego State University, American Language Institute (California, USA)

Asia/Oceania


    1. Griffith University (Sydney, Australia)
    2. Wollongong University (Brisbane, Australia)
    3. Gateway Pacific International (Sydney & Brisbane, Australia)
    4. Whitireia Community Polytechnic (Wellington, New Zealand)
    5. University of the Sunshine Coast (Brisbane, Australia)
    6. Konkuk University (Seoul, South Korea)
    7. Connect Education Center (Yangon, Myanmar)
    8. Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages (Tokyo, Japan)

Europe


    1. Hult International School of Business London (UK/London)