The AIKOM (Abroad In Komaba) Program is a one-year undergraduate exchange program between the University of Tokyo and 28 partner universities in 19 countries. It is operated under a formal short-term exchange agreement which stipulates mutual tuition waiver (whereby participating students pay full tuition to their home university), and credit transfer (whereby credits earned during the study year abroad and which fulfill stated requirements are recognized by the students' home universities). Applications are solicited from students in the Senior Division of the College (excepting a few Departments) and students of the partner universities. The College now sends, and receives, more than 25 students each year.
A special curriculum is provided for AIKOM students at Komaba, which includes courses offered in English, such as Special Relay Lectures and Seminars on Japanese Studies, Dynamics of Japanese Cultural History, Aspects of Japanese Society, Specialized Courses on Japanese Studies, Japanese Language, and Directed Independent Study. All of these courses, except for the Japanese Language Courses and Directed Independent Study, are open to regular students in the Senior Division of the College. AIKOM students who have fulfilled requirements for the special curriculum are also free to take regular courses in the College's Senior Division according to their academic interests and Japanese language proficiency.
The partner universities are as follows:
Asia: Peking University, Nanjing University, and Fudan University (China), Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), Seoul National University (South Korea), University of Malaya (Malaysia), University of the Philippines, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, National University of Singapore
Oceania: Monash University, University of Melbourne, and University of Sydney (Australia), University of Auckland and University of Otago (New Zealand)
North and South America: University of Michigan, Swarthmore College, and University of Washington (USA), University of Toronto (Canada), Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Europe: Universités Associées de Grenoble, Universités Associées de Strasbourg, and Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (France), Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (Germany), University of Warwick (UK), University of Geneva (Switzerland), Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" (Italy), Uppsala University (Sweden)
Africa: Cairo University (Egypt)