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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Class Status: 2 - sophomore, 3 - junior, 4 - senior
Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay Area of Study: Anthropology, Art History, Business, Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Communications, Criminal Justice, Developmental Studies, Dramatic Arts, Economics, Film Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Gender Studies, History, International Business, International Studies, Japanese, Liberal Arts, Literature, Management, Marketing, Painting, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Studio Art
Program Type: Exchange, Internship Abroad, Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:

USA Exchange at Kansai Gaidai University

Exchange programs are international university partnerships with which USA has a special, reciprocal relationship. USA students are directly enrolled in the host university and students from the host university attend USA. ALL students participating on exchange programs pay USA tuition at the in-state rate, and will be billed directly through their PAWS account.

Full name:
Kansai Gaidai University
City and Country:
Hirakata City, Japan
13,945 students
Description of Campus:
There are two student centers, a library & media center, student club & gymnasium that houses Karate, volleyball and basketball court, boxing training space, and shower rooms. There is a McDonald’s on campus located in the student center as well as beautiful landscaping, gardens and fountains across campus.
Description of the Location:
Located midway between Osaka, and Kyoto and Nara. Kansai refers to the area centering on Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. The campus location allows students to access the centers of Osaka and Kyoto in about a half an hour train ride. Students can also take a little over an hour-long train ride to the city of Nara.  
Relevant Majors:
Humanities, Arts, Business, Sciences

Internship Opportunity:
The Kansai Gaidai Internship Program begins immediately after the Spring Semester and ends in late May. Placements are available in Business and Education. Upon successful completion of the internship, KGU credits may be awarded according to the academic regulations. Make your resume impressive with this invaluable internship experience.
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Semester Available:
Spring, Fall, Academic Year
Start Dates:
Spring: Mid-January-End of May
Fall: August-December
Homestay, dormitory, off campus living
Visa Requirement?
Language Requirement:
No, all courses are taught in English besides Japanese language courses

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Course listings
Campus life
Internship Opportunity

Program Ratings:
Overall Experience::
1 2 3 4 5
Program Value::
1 2 3 4 5
Academic Experiences::
1 2 3 4
Cultural Experiences::
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 05/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020 05/04/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 10/19/2020 ** 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.