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  • Locations: Osaka, Japan
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: TXSTATE applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Academic Field: Anthropology, Art, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, History, Japanese Language, Mass Communication, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology Undergraduate/Graduate: Undergraduate
Application Fee: 250
Program Description:

Kansai Gaidai University of Foreign Studies

Kansai Gaidai
 
Kansai Gaidai University, through its extensive international network with 54 countries and regions and its unique educational programs, offers a style of learning which ushers in a new era of studying in a foreign language. Before applying, students need to be approved by Dr. Mayumi Moriuchi  |  Phone: 512.245.1347  |  E-mail: mm18@txstate.edu 

University Website 
Website for International Students
 

Location

Gaidai's two campuses (Nakamiya and Gakkentoshi) are located in Hirakata city (pop.: 405,000) near Osaka city, the second largest business metropolis next to Tokyo. Hirakata is also close to Kyoto and Nara, both of which are synonymous with "Japan's rich tradition." This Geographic advantage provides students with easy access to the centers of Osaka and Kyoto in little over half an hour by train.
 

Academics

Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students

Literature, Japanese Language and Culture, Urban Studies, Religious Studies, Japanese History, Asian History, Fashion, Art, Design, Mass Communication, Sociology, Health and Wellness, International Studies, Photography & Film, Music, Anthropology, Diversity Studies, Theater, Political Science, Economics, International Relations, International Business, Law, Marketing & Management, Finance, Communication Studies

 

Click here for course offerings 

Language requirements

  • Japanese language courses range from the introductory through the advanced levels. Previous Japanese language training is not required.
    • Efficient language training with the latest innovations in linguistic instruction, fully equipped language laboratories, friendship programs with Japanese students, as well as the heart-warming home stay program, will all contribute to the rapid development of participants’ language proficiency and pragmatic understanding of the Japanese culture.
  • There is a mandatory Japanese language course that consists of three 90-minute periods each week, supplemented by laboratory and homework assignments. Japanese Kanji and Readings courses meet two times each week, 90-minute per session. All other courses are conducted in two 90-minute per week, supplemented by extra contact hours in the form of field trips, research assignments, etc.

Important Dates

  Fall Spring
Program Dates:  August 29th - December 15th  January 19th - May 18th
Exam Period(s): December 18th - 22nd  May 21st - 25th 

*Please note, these are estimated dates and are subject to change. For the most up to date information, please visit the host university website.

Costs

According to the agreement signed by Texas State University and Kansai Gaidai University, exchange students must pay tuition, room and board to their home institutions. Please find estimated costs for fall semester below:

Tuition: (15 credits)- $5,310.80
Housing: $3,838
Meals: $1,397 (meal plan- 250, plus $75)


Housing

Options

Kansai Gaidai arranges a homestay program for incoming exchange students.
 
For more information, please visit the University’s Housing Website 

Helpful Links

 
 


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.