Written By Yuki Shimizu
Dual BA Between Keio and Sciences Po
Published: December 7, 2016
Sophie’s article about Sciences Po/Columbia Dual BA reminded me that I would have been a Science Po student if I had not chosen Georgetown. Keio University, where I spent a semester before Georgetown has a dual degree program with Sciences Po Le Havre. When I got an offer from Keio, I simultaneously received an offer to pursue two degrees from Keio and Sciences Po. I had really hard time deciding between Georgetown and Keio/Sciences Po and ended up going to Georgetown, but still think spending half of undergrad in Tokyo and the rest in France is attractive. Since on Keio side, this program is offered by school of Economics, the classes are focused on economics and Asian studies. Another cool thing is that you will have an option to continue to the Master’s degree at Sciences Po after the completion of this dual Bachelor’s program.
I did two exchange programs in Hong Kong and London, both of which were amazing experience abroad, but I was always a visiting student from America and sometimes feel separated from regular students of UCL or CUHK. And especially after the exchange semesters, I feel like Georgetown as home. So imagine you are officially enrolled in both of the universities, which you can call your home universities -that would be an unparalleled undergraduate experience.
At the end of the semester in London, I took a ferry from Portsmouth to Le Havre to visit my friends who are doing the dual BA program. Honestly, I was so jealous of them speaking French and English fluently after living in this small pretty city of the Normandie for two years!