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  • Locations: Akita, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Fall-Winter, Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 09/15/2021 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:

Program OverviewIE3 Akita, Japan

Experience Japan on a more personal level. Set in the wooded mountains of northern Honshu, away from the dense crowds of larger Japanese cities, Akita almost resembles a Japanese Oregon. Akita International University (AIU) offers an accessible and exceptional introduction to Japan. The intimate and highly personalized study program at AIU mirrors Akita's small town atmosphere.

Program Focus

This program gives you the opportunity to take basic to advanced courses in Japanese language as well as English language coursework in Japanese Studies, International Business, and Global Studies. AIU's Global studies program also offers a Chinese Studies track, ideal for students seeking to build regional expertise on East Asia.


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Program Provider

IE3 Global

Program Dates

AIU Academic Calendar  


Areas of Study

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This program is a good fit for the following majors:

  • Architecture
  • Asian Studies
  • Business
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Education
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Japanese
  • Law
  • Liberal Arts
  • Media
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Social Science
  • Sociology


Fall/Winter:  Students enroll in 24 - 27 quarter credits
Spring:  Students enroll in 18 - 27 quarter credits
Academic Year:  Students enroll in 36 - 54 quarter credits

Capstone Option

Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters

Language of Instruction 


Host Country Language 



Residence Hall 

Class Standing Eligibility

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate

Minimum GPA Requirements

Undergraduate: 3.00

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.

Program Fee

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PSU Fees

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Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.