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Japan: Kansai Gaidai University Exchange: Asian Studies Program


Brenda Tooley

Director, Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Kansai Gaidai is a private university in Osaka focusing on foreign language studies. The University's exchange program offers Knox students a means of exploring Japan and Asian studies through classroom instruction and interaction with Japanese people.

Japanese language courses range from the introductory through the advanced levels. All courses, except for Japanese language courses, are taught in English. Homestay is available. The program includes a three-day orientation program in which students stay in the dormitories and learn about academics, immigration procedures, and basic Japanese culture. Other features are a multitude of extracurricular activities, a speaking partner program, and the Experience Japan program.

Credits: 4.5 per semester (equivalent of 15 semester hours).
Period: One semester (Fall or Spring) or one year.
Program advisor: Prof. Matsuda.

Learn more about the Asian Studies Program at Kansai Gaidai University.

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