Japan is a fascinating country rich in culture, history, and a diverse environment, the combination of which produces one of the most distinctive societies in the world. The Contemporary Japan Program at Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) aims to promote a better understanding of the cultural, linguistic, social, economic, and political aspects of Japan. You may concentrate your studies on Japanese language or expand your focus to include art and culture, international studies, and business courses taught in English. Classes are small, and a variety of on- and off-campus co-curricular activities are readily available.
- Live and study in the Hyōgo Prefecture where you can visit local shrines, cheer one of Japan’s oldest baseball teams, the Hanshin Tigers, to victory, and bike along the car-free Mukogawa Cycling Road.
- Within an hour of the campus, you can savor the “food capital” of Japan in Osaka, Japan’s third largest city, and visit the beautiful port city of Kobe.
- Immerse yourself in Japanese language studies or explore contemporary Japanese culture, business, and society in English.
- Join one of more than 150 cultural and sports clubs to enrich your time in Japan and make new friends.
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USAC Scholarships and Financial Aid
USAC awards over $2 million in scholarships and discounts each year to assist students with their study abroad expenses.