Kansai-Gaidai University (Summer Program) (Hirakata, Japan)


Class Credit

Undergraduate students who enroll in the 6-week program to Kansai-Gaidai University in Japan will receive 8 hours in Japanese language and 2 hours in Introduction to Asian Studies.  Only students who have had one semester of college-level Japanese or its equivalent can apply for this program.


Students must enroll with the name listed on their passports.

If you do not have a passport, you must obtain one.  You can find more information on obtaining a passport on the United States Postal Service’s website page on passports:  https://www.usps.com/international/passports.htm

If you wish to enroll, you must notify the Study Abroad Office studyabroad@jsu.edu 

The exact course credit to be granted will be decided by the JSU Registrar’s Office.  They may change the number of hours awarded at their discretion.




Program Fee – covers activities, courses, accommodations, airport pickup, some field trips

$2,900 (price for 2019)

Tuition to JSU (10 hours at 50% discount)


Airfare (estimated)

$1,500 - $2,000

Travel Insurance (estimated)


Meals (estimated)


Passport (estimated)


Spending Money (estimated)



$8,362 - $8,862


The program usually runs from mid-June to mid/late-July.

Deadline to Enroll

The deadline to show interest is February 15.

The deadline to enroll is March 23.


University website:  http://www.kansaigaidai.ac.jp/asp/

Program page:  http://www.kansaigaidai.ac.jp/asp/detail/91