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  • Locations: Hirakata, Japan
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: SAU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2024 04/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 10/15/2024 TBA TBA
Fall 2025 04/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2- Sophomore, 3- Junior, 4- Senior Program Type: Semester
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: None
Housing Options: Dormitory/Residence Hall, Homestay, Off-campus Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3
Well Suited For: Art, International Business, International Studies, Women's Studies Language Courses Offered: Japanese
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Credits: 11- 12-18 credits Internship Available: Yes
Volunteer Opps. Available: No Cost: More than $15,000
Amount of SAU Scholarships Allowed: All
Program Description:

Asian Studies in Japan

Dates: September - December or February - May
Location:  Hirakata, Japan
Price: $15,000 (tentative)
Financial Aid:  Eligible students can use their entire SAU financial aid package (excluding work study grants) for one semester.

Program Description

The Asian Studies Program at Kansai Gaidai University has two main components: a rigorous Japanese language program offered in the morning and a wide variety of courses in Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences offered in the afternoon. Course offerings range from topics on traditional culture to the management policies of leading Japanese companies to studio art courses. This variety affords students the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of Japan, as well as other East Asian nations.

Program Highlights
  • Conveniently located within an hour of both Osaka and Kyoto
  • All courses taught in English (except Japanese language courses)
  • No Japanese language experience required
  • Home-stay and dormitory options
  • Orientation Program
  • Field trips, guest speakers and group projects
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Friendship programs with Japanese students
What is Included
  • SAU zone tuition (12-18 credits)
  • International Health Insurance
  • Study abroad fees
What is not Included
  • Passport
  • Airfare
  • Housing (approximately $2,400 - $3,000 paid directly to Kansai Gaidai)
  • $100 international student fee, paid directly to Kansai Gaidai
  • Meals
  • Books
  • Personal expenses and spending money
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