Kansai Gaidai University

Requirement(s): Students must have a 3.0 GPA

Location: Osaka, Japan

Website:  www.kansaigaidai.ac.jp/en/

About Kansai: Kansai Gaidai is a private, nonprofit institution composed of Kansai Gaidai University, (four-year program), Kansai Gaidai College (two-year program), the Graduate School, and the Asian Studies Program.  Kansai Gaidai has two campuses in Hirakata: the Nakamiya campus and the Gakkentoshi campus. The Center for International Education, the centerpiece for the Asian Studies Program is located at the Nakamiya campus. Currently affiliated with over 383 institutions in 54 countries/regions, Kansai Gaidai offers great many university sponsored study abroad programs through which over 1,830 Japanese students are sent abroad each year

Academic Calendar:

Fall: August – December

Spring: January – May

Language of Instruction: English

Chances of placement on exchange: Excellent

Areas of study: Asian Studies Program: ASP provides international exchange students with a means of exploring Japan and Asian studies through classroom instruction and experiential learning in interaction with local people, society and culture.A wide variety of course offerings (more than 60) in the social sciences, humanities, and business/economics Japan-and Asia-related topics, taught entirely in English by experienced faculty members. Previous Japanese language training is not required.Rigorous Japanese language courses ranging from introductory through advanced levels.

Kansai Gaidai Internship Program (KGIP) is a unique offering for the participants of the Asian Studies Program. Through this program, selected students are able to intern at business firms, organizations and local schools to gain experience working in Japan.

Housing: A brand new international residence hall, GLOBAL COMMONS結-YUI-, was completed in April, 2018.-This facility accommodates 700 overseas and local students at a planned ratio of about 1 to 1. -Students have the opportunity to grow as global citizens through the experience of studying and living in a multicultural environment. -Various events are held throughout the academic year to enhance interactions between international and local students. http://www.kansaigaidai.ac.jp/asp/