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Program Description:

PSU Exchange Kansai OsakaProgram Overview

Kansai Gaidai University is located midway between Osaka, Japan’s second largest commercial center and Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. This places Kansai Gaidai University as a bridge between the new Japan and the old Japan, making it a place where commerce and culture meet. The university was founded in 1945 and enrolls approximately 13,000 students. Kansai Gaidai University has the largest international program in Japan, with more than 250 university exchange partners worldwide. Most content courses are taught in English.

Program Focus

The Asian Studies Program at Kansai Gaidai University stands out because it is committed to educating students about all of the dimensions of Japanese life: language, cultural values, business structures and practices, political institutions, arts, literature, and historical landmarks in the evolution of international relations. A variety of course offerings relevant to Japan and Asia, taught by experienced faculty members, will provide new perspectives for participants and inspire their intellectual and personal growth.

Fact Sheet

Education Abroad Advisor Alyse Collins 
Get Started Attend an Ed Abroad 101 Session
Program Provider PSU Exchange with Kansai Gaidai University
Program Dates Current Program Calendar
Areas of Study
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Business
  • Communication Studies
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Film Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Globalization
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Japanese
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theater Arts
Credits Fall:  Students enroll in 21 - 26 quarter credits
Winter/Spring:  Students enroll in 24 - 26 quarter credits
Academic Year:  Students enroll in 42 - 52 quarter credits
Capstone Option Reporting Live available Fall and Spring terms
Language of Instruction English, Japanese
Host Country Language Japanese
Housing Residence Hall, Homestay
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA 3.00
Language Requirements No previous language study required
Preferred Requirements Students with 1 year of full-time coursework at PSU
Course Offerings List of Available Courses
Program Brochure 2018-2019 Program Brochure

  Program Costs

PSU Fees                      Program Fee: PSU Tuition + Fees

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Additional scholarships are available.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.