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Program Details

Language Requirement: Some Japanese language proficiency required.

Language of Instruction: Japanese

Required GPA: 3.0

Additional Requirement: Students must sit for an on-campus interview as part of the application process.

Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Costs

Students pay regular CCSU tuition, housing, and meal plan fees directly to CCSU.


Erin Beecher
Center for International Education
Barnard Hall, Room 123
860 832 2043

Dr. Shizuko Tomoda
Department of Modern Languages
860 832 2892


Kansai Gaidai University

Hirakata, Japan

University Website


kansaiKansai Gaidai University is located in the city of Hirakata, within a "cultural triangle" between Osaka, and two of its ancient capitals, Kyoto and Nara. Local attractions within the area abound and students may take advantage of these via academic field trips and coursework research, as well as personal travel. In addition, campus life offers many chances to interact with local students through student clubs, social circles, and community volunteering programs.

Academic Subjects

Japanese Language and Culture

Two Japanese courses are required. Language level is determined by a placement test given during orientation week. Students also take 2 classes in Asian Studies given in English.


Students may participate in the Kansai Gaidai Home Stay Program, or may choose to live on-campus in Kansai Gaidai Residence Halls.