The Hosei University Exchange Students from Overseas Program (ESOP) is an independent academic program administered under Hosei University Global Education Center. Although ESOP is independent of Hosei University’s regular faculty system, both professors and students from the regular faculties teach and study in ESOP sponsored classes, and ESOP is an integral component in Hosei University’s international cooperation efforts.

ESOP was established in 1997 in order to provide meaningful academic opportunities to exchange students, from our overseas partner institutions as well as individual applicants, who wish to experience the reality of modern Japan.